If a confined space requires vertical entry and there is not a fixed ladder, you’ll need a davit arm or a tripod.

A tripod is a great option for task-specific work like manhole entry. One worker can easily set up a tripod and transport it from one location to another. There are limits to the size of opening a tripod can accommodate.

A davit arm is a great option if you need more versatility. Davits have a variety of base configurations for varying job sites, as shown on this page.

Levitt-Safety carries a wide variety of tripods and davit arms from leading manufacturers including 3M, Honeywell, and MSA.

We can offer a solution no matter your hazard. Fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you.

Davit Arms:

3m davit guard system

3M™ DBI-SALA® Confined Space 4-in-1 Davit Guard System

  • 4-in-1 basic davit hoist and guardrail system
  • Provides a basic hoist and a passive restraint guardrail system protecting companion workers and bystanders
  • Ample room for worker entry and maneuvering while keeping the confined space opening secure
  • Basic hoist is the most efficient and economical confined space entry/retrieval alternative to a tripod
  • Lightweight aluminum structure assembles and adjusts without tools
  • Features a collapsible base to reduce storage and transport space
  • Standard tie off point provides a convenient 5000 lb. (22 kN) anchor point for fall arrest devices where required
  • All hardware is zinc plated for corrosion resistance
  • 310 lbs. weight capacity for personnel and 620 lbs. for materials

msa xtirpa manhole guard system

MSA XTIRPA™ Manhole Guard System

  • System includes davit arm, workman winch, workman rescuer, two mounting brackets, stabilizer for manhole cover and manhole guard with integrated mast
  • Portable anchorage connectors used for vertical entry into confined spaces
  • Integrated mast barricades exposed entry point while providing the necessary strength for fall protection, entry and retrieval applications
  • Davit arm and manhole guard with integrated mast interface allows for reduced material surrounding the space entry
  • Reduces the presence of trip and fall hazards
  • 400 lbs. weight capacity

Also available with the following configurations: Adapter base system, hitch mount system, manhole collar system, pole hoist system, adjustable wall adapter, vehicle hitch mount and counter weight system.


3m dbi-sala Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way SRL

3M™ DBI-SALA® Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way SRL

  • 2.1 m (7 ft.) aluminum tripod
  • Telescoping adjustable locking legs
  • Built-in pulley system
  • Specialized safety shoes and leg support chain
  • Integrated 5,000 lb. (22 kN) eyebolt anchor points
  • Environmentally sealed self retracting lifeline
  • 3-way emergency retrieval system
  • Crank handle has built-in brake
  • Built-in winch drive overload device
  • 39.6 m (130 ft.) 5mm (3/16″) galvanized steel cable lifeline
  • Reserve lifeline system
  • Swiveling snap hook with impact indicator
  • Quick connect winch/SRL mount bracket
  • Equipped with 3M™ Connected Safety ID (CSID)

3M™ PROTECTA® PRO™ Confined Space System

3M™ PROTECTA® PRO™ Confined Space System

  • Lightweight, portable Protecta® aluminum tripods are ideal for confined space manhole entry and retrieval
  • Easily transported from one location to another and can be set-up by one worker
  • Attach one or two mechanical devices such as a winch or 3-way self retracting lifeline
  • Loaded with features such as locking legs, simple detent pin style adjustment, quick-mount mechanical device bracket, safety chain to prevent movement and skid resistant tread plate soles on feet
  • 2.4 m (8 ft.) AK105A aluminum tripod with telescoping adjustable locking legs
  • 15 m (50 ft.) galvanized winch
  • Protecta­® 15 m (50 ft.) galvanized self retracting lifeline
  • 15 m (50 ft.) 5mm (3/16″) galvanized steel cable lifeline

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Levitt-Safety is Canada’s leader in confined space safety products and services. We carry davit arms and tripods from 3M, Honeywell, and MSA that meet or exceed local standards.

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