It is ideally suited to tradesmen who work on residential roofs which do not have permanent fall arrest systems installed.
The fixing of the anchor to the roof is extremely simple – remove 4 roof screws, put the anchor in place and replace the screws through the anchor into their original holes. The removal is just a reversal – remove the screws, remove the anchor plate and replace the screws into their holes, thus leaving the roof exactly the same as you found it.
To use the anchor point simply connect the snap hook of your ropeline, which is already connected to your harness via an energy absorber, to the energy absorber permanently connected to the Portable Roof Anchor. This allows you to move out from the anchorage point to your work area in a full 360 degrees around the anchor point.
Safemaster also supplies an "Anchor Strap" which is used as a temporary anchor point on tile roofs. This is also rated at 15kN and designed for single person use.
The Anchor Strap, again, is simple to use – simply push back a tile and wrap the strap around the rafter or top chord of the truss and connect the snap hook of your ropeline onto the D-ring on the end of the strap.
Before you use any fall arrest equipment or PPE you should have an understanding of the equipment and the concept of where to place the anchor points, as well as completing a course in height safety, of which Safemaster can assist in this.