Innovative engineered safety solutions for use during aircraft manufacture, maintenance and decommissioning
Falls from height are the single biggest cause of death and one of the biggest causes of serious injury in the workplace today. Anyone allowing operatives to work at height has a responsibility for their safety. As fall protection becomes more of a major issue and legal measures are increasingly introduced across the world, MSA Latchways WinGrip has become more widely used across many differing environments.

MSA Latchways WinGrip is a vacuum anchor fall protection system for use in aviation maintenance and manufacturing of aircraft. WinGrip is safe and flexible, it can be used on the fuselage, stabilisers and wings; the system is quick to install, simple to use and is suitable for work inside the hangar and outside on the apron. The MSA Latchways WinGrip system offers an effective solution for fall protection during aircraft manufacture, mainten ance and inspection.

THE MSA LATCHWAYS WinGrip range of aircraft fall protection systems

  1. MSA Latchways WinGrip® All-In-One (AIO) System

Ideal for flight line checks or other remote tasks – Vacuum anchor featuring removable, rechargeable gas cylinder.


  • Ergonomically designed
  • Lightweight carbon fiber
  • Can be used independently; no need for additional modules or pads
  • Uses no electricity; suitable for use within both wet and dry conditions
  • Powered by nitrogen or compressed air
  • Refillable gas bottle allows unlimited usage time
  • Compliant with all relevant worldwide standards such as ANSI and CE certification

2. MSA Latchways WinGrip® Single-User System

Ideal for short term access – Vacuum anchor for one worker on wings, fuselage or stabilizers.

  • System installed and ready for use in minutes
  • Additional users protected by simply adding additional WinGrip vacuum pad
  • Easily upgraded to Lifeline System
  • Two pads used together provide a restraint system even on smallest of aircraft.

3. MSA Latchways WinGrip® Lifeline System

Ideal for heavy maintenance/longer access requirements – Vacuum anchor lifeline system for up to four workers.

  • Available in any length to suit any wing
  • Ideal for heavy maintenance / longer access requirements
  • As many as four users per system
  • Fall arrest-rated
  • Reliable method of installation and strip down
  • Provides full access to any wing without disconnection
  • Hands-free operation
  • Engineered system

4. MSA Latchways WinGrip® Barrier System

Ideal during manufacture and maintenance – Vacuum anchor system providing passive fall protection for any duration and in multiple area configurations.

  • System can be installed by one person when set up
  • Provision of enclosed environment for unlimited workers for any time duration
  • Superior safety at heights reduces fall risk
  • Only basic training required to work within the system without need of harnesses and lanyards
  • Fully adjustable
  • Ensures that correct installation can be achieved on any undulating surface