The best fall prevention system, using the highest quality products can still fail if not installed correctly. In fact the correct installation of anchor points is just as important as the anchor point itself when it comes to safety, legality and performance of your fall prevention system. Experienced height safety specialists from Mr Rigger can ensure that anchor point installation is completed; meeting or exceeding, required Australian Standards, state and federal regulations, building codes and law.
Fall Prevention System Installation
Anchor Points are the most commonly used fall protection system in the workplace today. Anchor Points are installed at the top of your building to give your worker or contractor a safe point to attach when carrying out routine maintenance or repairs. Anchor Points; especially if attached to a concrete surface, are the most cost-effective and quickest fall prevention system to install, however Anchor Points may not be time efficient for the worker, compared to other fall prevention systems that allow for greater movement.
Static Line Systems
For a broader range of work at heights, static line systems are more effective. Facade access, for example, is simpler and significantly more time efficient than using a fixed anchor point. Multiple static lines can be installed to cover very large, or complex areas.
Static line systems can be fitted to a concrete surface, brickwork, steel beams and a variety of roof constructions using Anchors.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of static line systems over single Anchor Points is that multiple workers can be attached for both fall arrest and fall restraint work applications, providing quicker resolution times.
Rail fall prevention systems are typically used to span long distances with narrow walkways. Rail Systems allow workers to travel along the entire length of the rail, while also allowing workers to move up and down. In the event of a fall, a Rail System minimizes fall distances and load forces on the user.
Vertical Line Systems
Unfortunate incidents have shown ladder cages on fixed ladders do not stop a fall, but ‘funnel’ a fall and may cause more injuries by hitting the cage on the way down. Another significant disadvantage of using cages is they can hinder rescues. Therefore, fixed ladders exceeding 75° to the horizontal should be fitted with a permanent or temporary vertical line fall-arrest system.
Mr Rigger installed a vertical line fall prevention system when working on the set up of the wind farm on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.
Anchor Point Installation
One size does not fit all when it comes to installing anchor points. The load and purpose for the anchor point, as well as the surface the anchor point is attached to will vary. This is why it’s imperative you contact the height safety specialists from Mr Rigger to establish what is required to be safe and meet your compliance obligations under state and federal law.
Types of Anchors
Surface Mounted Anchors
There are many different surface mounted anchors that can be used and matched to the roof profile and or material the anchors will be fastened to.
Anchor points can be installed into concrete to meet both Rope Access and Height Safety Requirements.
Purlin Mounted Anchors
Purlin Anchors are designed to be used for single person Rope Access and Height Safety systems catering to various roof profiles, attached to steel purlins.
Structural Anchor points have been designed to be installed into structures to meet all your Rope Access and Height Safety Requirements.
For threaded studs and anchoring bars, Chemical Anchors, fixed Dyna sets provide an alternative solution in concrete and hollow substrates.
Note too, Mr Rigger can also arrange for your fall prevention system, anchor points and personal protection equipment to be inspected as required by law.
Do you require Anchor Points to be installed as part of your fall prevention system?
Do you require a Static Line System instead?
Have the work quoted by licensed, fall prevention professionals from Mr Rigger today!