Roof anchor Australian Standards | Falls code of practice (2024)

Roof anchor Australian Standards | Falls code of practice (2024)

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Roof anchor points for roofs are designed to fasten to the top of a roof, where a competent person can install and safely attach there working at heights safety equipment to. This allows the user to safely work at heights. Roof anchor points must comply with AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 as per the falls code of practice and be installed and used as per manufactures installation and user manual. Working at heights Standards Australia fall arrest systems, in alignment with the SafeWork Australia falls code


As clearly outlined in the FALLS CODE OF PRACTICE roof anchors and static lines and ladder access brackets must comply to the following Australian standards when you work at heights

  • 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 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

You can be assured that ANKAme fall arrest systems undergo thorough 15kN "load" tests and comply with the relevant AS/NZS 1891.4: 2009 and AS/NZS 1891.2: Supplement 1:2001 standards. So with ANKAme products your workers work safely at heights with confidence and compliant products and systems 

ROOF ANCHOR TESTING STANDARDS AS/NZS1891.4:2009 - As per the SafeWork Australia falls code

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 Work Cover NSW 

Providing advice on fall arrest anchors for:

roof anchor installation user manual


We recently purchased 6 roofer kits from ANKAme height safety and are very happy with the quality and usability of the products, the roof anchors are very easy to install as they come with QR user guide and colour coded installation instructions on each anchor. Perfect for what we need.

Totally recommend this product for anyone wanting compliant height safety products to keep their staff safe when working at heights.

- Derek Phillips

We install ANKAme height safety products across Melbourne, we wouldn’t use any other product, roof anchors come with signed test report for customer satisfaction and compliance to current AS/NZS 1891.4:2009. Roof anchor and height safety installations servicing all areas of Melbourne 0412728773

- Joe Conway

I recently purchased temporary roof anchoring equipment and found the product very easy to use, made of quality materials - essential for working safely on roofs. The equipment arrived in satisfactory time with no hassles. I would definitely use ANKAme again for roof safety equipment.

- Rob Baker

I bought an Ankame temporary anchor point more than a year ago. My business is building repairs & maintenance so we are often on domestic roofs. It is easy to use and was delivered promptly. I highly recommend this product.

- David Kay