Injuries and fatalities which happen as a direct result of working at heights are still far too common in the UK. Sadly, many of these types of incidents and accidents happen because of a lack of adequate safety provisions. Therefore, one of the most important aspects to be considered when carrying out occupational tasks at height is having a fall protection system that is not only effective, but which also meet industry safety standards and adheres to all current regulations.
When it comes to commercial buildings, it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure adequate safety equipment is provided for all operatives carrying out duties on top of their building. One of the best ways to achieve this is to install roof anchors.
Roof anchors provide a secure point which operatives can attach their safety harnesses to by way of ropes or lanyards. This provides an effective lifeline system which protects workers from fall hazards while allowing them to move easily around the roof. This ease of movement means that workers can go about their tasks quickly without worrying about being impeded in any way.
Practically any roof can be installed with roof anchors. Large commercial buildings with large roof surface areas typically need to install a series of anchors at varying points in order for workers to have access to the entire area.
To learn more about roof anchors, fall arrest and fall restraint, and to view our current offers, get in touch with us here at Heightsafe.