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.
Safemaster is a name known throughout the Height Safety Industry as a leader in innovative design, development, manufacture and installation of superior fall arrest, fall restraint and rope access safety systems. As the leading provider of Engineered Safety Systems for people working at heights, our commitment to safety, quality, service and performance is absolute.
Engineered for Safety in the most challenging workplace environments, the Safemaster range is of the highest quality, meeting the exacting requirements of the Australian Standards AS/NZS 1891 series.
Our strong position in the market place has been forged by offering customised solutions, and by the use of industry best practice to support and provide a high level of service. Via our extensive Supply and Installation chain. Safemaster offers a comprehensive risk management service to provide permanent provision of safe access to the roof for maintenance, or to assist the safe work practices necessary to carry out the installation. Our service includes, but is not limited to the following:
• Full Access System Design
• System Inspection and Recertification
• Height Safety Audits
• National network of Authorised Installers/Distributors