Fallsoft® - V-Davit System / V-Davit System

V-System Davit and Base Assembly

Light Weight, Easy to Use & Portable

Fallsoft® Safety Equipment

Fallsoft® incorporates the very latest in design by having a built-in shock absorber as an integral part of the vertical anchorage connector, thus reducing the maximum arrest force applied to the body in the case of a fall to a maximum of 900 lbs (4 kN).

The shock absorber also reduces the load spike on the davit and hoist, lessening the chance of any damage to the system.

 General GM648

  • The GM648 V-System consists of the following components:
    • GM718 Portable Base
    • GM689 Mast & Boom
    • GM687 Base Adapter
  • Can be used with Fallsoft® anchor bases.
  • System pins together – no tools required!
  • Carry bag available.
  • Meets all requirements of fall protection systems in 29 CFR OSHA 1918.85(k).
  • Tested in accordance with ANSI Z359.1-1992 (R1999) & EN795:2012.
  • CE certified.


  • Mast height when used in GM718 Portable Base: Approximately 87” (2,182 mm), depending upon leg adjustment.
  • Mast height when used in GM687 Base Adapter: 89-1/4” (2,267 mm).
  • Rotation of mast when used in GM718 Portable Base: 30 degrees left and right of centre.
  • Rotation of mast when used in GM687 Base Adapter: 360 degrees.
  • Maximum offset reach of mast: 18” (457.2 mm) from centre of mast to cable.
  • Maximum man-way opening: 37” (900 mm).
  • Base width when open: 46-7/8” (1,170 mm) at front of legs.
  • Base length when open: 48-5/16” (1,210 mm) from back of V to tip of legs.
  • Winch/SRL capability: 2 winches/SRL on upper mast with addition of GM677 Connector Bracket; maximum 2-person system.
  • Maximum working load: 350 lbs (158.9 kg) per person.
  • Maximum Arrest Force (M.A.F.) rating of retractables 900 lbs (4 kN) per person.
  • General construction: extruded aluminum.
  • Tubular components: 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Tie-off plates: Stainless steel.
  • Adjustable feet on  GM690 Base: Carbon steel zinc plated
  • Hardware: Grade 5 steel, zinc plated.
  • Finish: Natural aluminum or powder coated safety yellow/red/blue.
  • GM689 V-System Mast and Boom Assembly: 22 lbs (10 kg)
  • GM718 V-System Base Assembly: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
  • GM687 V-System Base Adapter: 13.5 lbs (6.11 kg)

Application Restrictions

  • Inspect structure for defects prior to use. 
  • Personnel must be connected with a self-retracting lifeline (SRL) with a Maximum Arrest Force (M.A.F.) rating not exceeding 900 lbs (4 kN).
  • Personnel must use a full body harness.
  • Support structure must withstand applied loads.  

Operating & Maintenance Instructions