Gutter cleaning, roof repairs, skylight cleaning and solar panel maintenance are some of the essential home maintenance tasks that you will have to perform from your roof. None of them is even a little bit fun.
The only thing less fun than cleaning out your gutters is having to spend a few months in traction if you fall and break your femur.
Each year there are far too many fatalities of workers falling from roofs.
- Painters – 14 fatalities
- Building labourers – 12 fatalities
- Plumbers – 10 fatalities
- Electricians – 8 fatalities
Don’t become a statistic. Height safety is no laughing matter. But it does not need to be stressful. There are countless requirements for business owners to ensure that they are providing a safe working environment for their staff at heights, but as a homeowner the equation is simpler.
Give Sydney Anchor Points a call and enjoy stress-free anchor point installation.
Why Call The Professionals? Can’t I Do It Myself?
There are so many home maintenance tasks that you can do yourself and save. But when it comes to safety, employing the services of a licensed contractor is not only the wise option, it is legally necessary.
Only licensed installers are qualified to install and certify roof anchor points, ladder brackets and roof safety systems. There are a lot of factors that go into selecting the right location to install an anchor point and which type of anchor point. One minor oversight can have devastating consequences.
Rely on the professionals so that you can rely on your fall arrest system. Not only will a professional ensure that you receive a roof anchor point that meets the needs of your property, but they will also ensure that the installation is waterproof and durable. If you have a limited budget one option you can choose is to install just a single anchor point that services a large area of your roof. Anchor points that allow 360-degree access can sometimes be more expensive to purchase, but you can install fewer anchors, so the extra investment is easily justified.
What Type Of Roof Anchors Should You Choose?
If you are serious about having roof anchors installed on your roof then there is a fair bit of reading you should do. The Australian Standards for height safety installations is comprehensive with everything you could ever want to know. But to help you out, here are some key points.
Title: AS/NZS 5532
An interesting point is the load testing requirement for single and double person anchors.
Dynamic Testing Requirements
- For 15kN, or single-person fall arrest use, drop a 100kg load through 2 meters
- For 21kN or two person use, drop 150kg through 2 meters
Not only do the anchors need to be able to handle the initial fall of the weight, but they also need to be able to hold the weight for over three minutes.
With that in mind, here is something to think about.
How much do you weigh? Are you pushing the 100kg limit? How about when you have your tool belt and tools attached as well as wearing your work boots?
It is a sad fact that for most Australian males, a single-person anchor is not strong enough.
So choose a two-person anchor and enjoy the confidence knowing that safety equipment you are relying on is strong enough to handle your weight even after a long holiday in Bali eating a few too many burgers.
What Type Of Roof Anchors Does Sydney Anchor Points Install?
Sydney Anchor Points provides a massive range of roof safety options for all types of roofs. Whether you have a tiled, slate metal or Colorbond roof, Sydney Anchor Points can provide you with a roof safety system that suits your requirements and budget.
- 360-degree access providing excellent ease of use and reducing the number of anchors that need to be installed on a roof
- 21kN strength rating that meets the 2 man anchor requirements
- Energy absorbing feature that reduces deceleration impact
- Designed, manufactured and tested in Australia
- Easy to install, maintain and certify
- A streamlined aesthetic that blends into your roof
- Tested to AS/NZS 1891.4 and AS?NZS 1891.2 standards
Who Is Sydney Anchor Points?
Sydney Anchor Points specialise in the installation, design, auditing and certification of anchor points, roof safety systems and ladder brackets. Offering a complete range of height safety solutions, Sydney Anchor Points can provide a height safety solution no matter the size of your property. Locally owned and operated, Sydney Anchor Points takes your safety seriously.
5 Reasons You Can Rely On Sydney Anchor Points
10,000 – Every year Sydney Anchor Points services over 10,000 properties in the Greater Sydney region. When it comes to safety, experience counts.
19 – For 19 years, the team at Sydney Anchor Points have been providing simple height safety solutions for strata, residential and commercial properties. It has taken the team a long time to establish a reputation as the premier roof safety team in Sydney and they are committed to keeping their #1 rating.
400 – Sydney Anchor Points has over 400 positive customer testimonials. By always putting the customers first and ensuring that their workmanship, communication and service exceed even the highest expectations, Sydney Anchor Points can proudly claim that they are the most recommended height safety team in New South Wales.
$10 Million – Full Workers Compensation Insurance and Public Liability Insurance up to $10 million. Have the confidence knowing that all works performed on your property are of a professional standard and is covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
02 8020 5777 – The most important number for ensuring you can create a safe working environment on your roof. Give the team at Sydney Anchor Points a call today to discuss your project with an industry expert.
Sydney Anchor Points
Address: 14/5-7 Prosperity Parade, Warriewood NSW 2102
Phone: (02) 8020 5777