AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Roof Anchor Point Regulations, Testing, Compliance, Status, Australian Standards Anchor Points | Safe Work On Roofs | Falls Code Of Practice
This information is true and correct as at (2023)
Roof anchor point regulations and testing, compliance and roof anchor Australian Standards. Safe work on roofs is critical, that's why ANKAme roof anchor point products comply with the agreed relevant roof anchor Australian standards, as referenced in the SafeWork Australia falls code of practice roof anchors must comply with AS/NZS1891.4:2009 testing and compliance.
ANKAme height safety products have been designed by commercial and residential roofing specialists, ANKAme roof anchors are fully compliant to AS/NZS 1891.4:2009, independently tested by Test Safe Australia, NATA accredited for testing roof anchors to AS/NZS1891.4:2009, specifically meeting the working at heights anchor point rating requirements of 15kN load rating.
ANKAme roof anchors have been strength Tested to AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Single Point anchors up to 15KN of load in directional use. Witness tested by Test Safe Australia a division of SafeWork NSW, that at the time of testing were NATA accredited for testing roof anchors to AS/NZS 1891.4:2009. ANKAme proudly operating since 2010.
Industry confusion with the introduction of AS/NZS 5532:2013
Product testing required load to ONLY achieve max load (15KN), Test Safe Australia decided to hold the max load of (15KN) for 2:30 minutes, the new standard AS/NZS 5532:2013 is now asking for the same testing requirements to hold the load for 3:00 minutes
As clearly outlined in the SafeWork - FALLS CODE OF PRACTICE roof anchors and static lines and ladder access brackets must comply to the following standards;
- AS/NZS 1891.4:2009: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Selection, use and maintenance ( Roof anchors )
- AS/NZS 1891.2 Supp 1:2001: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Horizontal lifeline and rail systems – Prescribed configurations for horizontal lifelines ( Roof anchor static line systems )
- AS/NZS 1657:2018: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation ( Ladder access brackets )
The following points should also be noted for industry safety and product compliance awareness:
- NOTE: 15kn of load is approximately 1500kg of load - tested in the direction of a fall as per AS/NZS 1891.4:2009.
- NOTE: There is NO such thing as a certified or licensed roof anchor installer or user. The standards for roof anchors clearly state that selection, use and maintenance is carried out by a "competent person". 'If in doubt ask".
- NOTE: There is NO dynamic testing in AS/NZS for surface mounted roof anchors ( eg. dropping a 100kg weight approximately 2 meters ).
- NOTE: Be aware that stainless steel roof anchors are not compatible with direct contact to Colourbond or Zincalume roof sheeting and Aluminium fasteners / rivets are also NOT compatible with Stainless Steel, refer to blue scope steel compatibility chart HERE
Roof Anchor points Australian Standards AS/NZS 1891.4:2009, testing, compliance, legislation and the law
The law clear states under the OHS legislation, and under the common law act and under the building code act "a manufactures must not provide false or misleading product or marketing information for financial gain, and is a finable and jailable offence".
OHS Work Health and Safety legislation, SafeWork NSW has published a fact sheet explaining their expectations. Roof anchors must comply with AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 as per the falls code.
Find out about the guidelines and expectations now set by SafeWork NSW and Safety SAI Global.
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Roof Anchor Point Australian Standards
Currently in 2023 Standards Australia is also reviewing the non-mandatory AS/NZS 5532:2013 standard based on the outcomes of an industry forum from 2015
In the meantime, you can be assured that ANKAme roof anchors have undergone the 15kN load test requirement and comply with the relevant Falls code referenced standards for manufactures, AS/NZS 1891.4: 2009 ( 15kN of load - approximately 1,500 kg ) and AS/NZS 1891.2: Supplement 1:2001 standards static lines, so with ANKAme product your workers will all work safely at Heights.
ANKAme roof anchors have been independently tested by a NATA Accredited company specifically for testing roof anchor points to AS/NSZ 1891.4:2009 proudly tested by Test Safe a division of SafeWork NSW
AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Standards Australia - Trusted in compliance to the SafeWork Australia and SafeWork NSW Falls Code