How to Secure Yourself on a Roof | Best Roof Safety Equipment in 2020

How to Secure Yourself on a Roof | Best Roof Safety Equipment in 2020

Looking for roof safety tips?

Well, you are at the right place. Our years of research, knowledge and experience helps us offer the best roof safety and security measures to select the right safety equipment. According to the Safety and Health Administration law, it is mandatory to wear a personal fall arrest system to protect the health and safety of workers. The three main things which complete the PFAS (personal fall arrest system) are:

1.Anchor points

2. Bodywear i.e. roofer harness

3.Connectors (lanyard, steel carabiner, wire strop, rope-grab, and ladder brackets etc.)

Workers must perform their work only if they are provided with the correct safety equipment. They must know about the roofing safety measures, equipment and hazards to ensure no accident takes place at the worksite.

Roof Anchor Points

Anchor points are usually installed on the roof so that lanyards, lifelines and other forms of tie-offs can be attached to the roof. It helps in preventing accidents from heights, and plays an important role in your fall protection system. We provide both permanent roof anchors and temporary roof anchors. Often, anchor points are referred to as fall protection anchor points. Our products are tested by a division of Safe Work NSW, to hold 15km of load (approximately 1.5 tons of load). Workers must read and understand all the do’s and don’ts mentioned on the user manual. Before installing the anchor point, it’s advisable to thoroughly check the roof structure and other safety equipment to ensure they don’t have any defects.

See our roof anchors:

Temporary Roof Anchor point

Temporary roof anchors are mostly used for short term work. Any competent and confident person can easily install, remove and relocate the temporary anchors. Temporary roof anchors can be reused on multiple projects multiple times, making them not only safe for the user but also cost effective. Do not leave Temporary roof anchors on the roof as a permanent application or fix. The right way of installing a temporary roof anchor is by starting with the manufacture’s installation user guide. This can easily be located on the roof anchor point via the QR scan code. You can then use the colour-coded installation instruction user guide as labeled on each roof anchor. The ANKAme roof anchors have been designed to align to the roof screw patterns and profiles so you’re not left with holes in the roof sheeting like other products do. Suitable for metal roofing and concrete applications.

Temporary Roof Anchor


Permanent anchor point

They are durable and light-weight. They are surface mounted over the top of the roof sheet profiles and ribs, so no need to gain entry to the underside of the roof. Install time is estimated to be 1 minute 30 seconds.The right way of installing a temporary roof anchor is by starting with the manufacture’s installation user guide which can be easily located on the roof anchor point via the QR scan code. You can then use the colour-coded installation instructions user guide as labeled on each roof anchor. The ANKAme roof anchors have been designed to align to the roof screw patterns and profiles.

Suitable for metal roofing and concrete applications.

Permanent Roof Anchor

Roof safety Harness

Roof safety harness is another essential piece of equipment to prevent falling from a height. Check the buckles of the harness so that it fits comfortably on your body. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. The roofing harness should be free from defects.

Follow these steps on how to put on roofing harness safely:

  • Put the roofing harness over the shoulder like a vest
  • Make sure D-ring is in the upper middle part of the back and between the shoulders
  • Adjust the leg strap and tie the buckles all together.
  • Stand straight to adjust the length of the body straps. Make sure there is no slack.
  • Adjust the chest strap about mid-chest high and make sure there’s no slack.
  • Make sure the roofing harness allows the body to move freely. It should fit-snugly.

See our roof harnesses:

Lanyard

It helps to minimize the impact after a sudden fall. Wearing a harness is not enough. Pair it with a lanyard to avoid serious injury caused in the event of a sudden fall. Lanyards reduce the speed and provides a cushion from the impact. The lanyard is attached to the D-ring of the harness.

Benefits of lanyards:

Minimizes the speed during a potential fall

Reduces the impact

Helps to protect your back from severe injury

See our range of lanyards:

  • Retractable lanyard
  • Single tear web lanyard 
  • Double tear web lanyard

Lanyard

Rope Grab

It is safety equipment that enables the worker to move up and down freely. It is a metal hand trigger which lets you move freely and should be adjusted according to your needs.

See our harness rope, C/W, grab, hook, shock absorber:

Harness Rope

Ladder Access Brackets

  • Ladder brackets provides various benefits for the safety of roof workers.
  • Use of ladder becomes safe and secure
  • Minimizes ladder-related accidents
  • It allows safe ladder access to the roof
  • Minimises damage to buildings like scratches to guttering etc.
  • Easily accommodates extension ladder
  • Avoid sideways and outwards ladder slippage

Ladder Access Bracket

Steel carabiners

They are used to attach a combination of height safety products to each other. They are heat resistant thus can be used in extreme conditions. Make sure you check all the locks and gates before use.

Steel Karabiner

Wire strop

It is a safety device that is generally used to connect to the first roof anchor point located at the entry of the roof access location. It is around 1.5 meters in length and the user will connect to this wire strop prior to stepping off the ladder, for safe access to and from the ladder. The sturdy design of the wire strop provides flexibility and is capable of handling stress in a potential fall.

Benefits of wire strop:

  • Sturdy design
  • Provides flexibility
  • Provides crushing resistance
  • Provides fatigue resistance
  • Rot-resistant design

Wire Strop

Wrap up

Safety comes first. Roof workers must know the importance of handling safety equipment and following safety measures. Training in areas where required is a must for all workers and makes them aware of the safety tips to avoid accidents. It is important to inspect the area before beginning the work to ensure worker’s safety.

Now you are aware of all the potential hazards, safety equipment and measures used at the workplace. Make sure you not only educate your workers but also practice safe measures with them to avoid serious injuries and deaths at the workplace.

Check out ANKAme’s wide range of safety equipment.

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