Sockets and Davits are one of the most common systems for support of a suspended platform for buildings from 5 stories up to 400 feet tall. Short davits are utilized for ground rigging a platform on buildings less than 130 feet tall, making them lightweight and easy to transfer between work positions.
Taller, Upper Rotation Davits are utilized for roof rigging the platform, permitting rotation of the davits from inside the platform (a code requirement in California). The Davits are connected to the roof structure by permanently installed sockets or pedestals.
For balcony areas special Flush Pedestals can be provided so that the support equipment is not visible when not in use. The portable davits and sockets are then transferred to another area for storage.