ROOFING

Fall protection challenges:

• Residential roofing is particularly precarious due to the sloped work surface. Proper connection to a secure anchorage is essential for safety.

• Productivity is a major concern in the competitive world of residential roofing. This means that equipment must be easy to use, anchorages must be easy to place, or workers may be tempted to risk injury and do without.

• Anchorages must not only be easy to place for productivity, they must also be placed without damage to the roof structure, which is generally made of more fragile material than a commercial roof.

• Fall clearance on many areas of a residential roof may not be sufficient for fall arrest with a standard 6’ (1.8m) lanyard, i.e. the worker may hit the ground before the arrest. This means that shorter rope grabs or self retracting lifelines that can stop a fall within 2’ (0.6m) are often better choices for this application.


The A, B, C’s of Personal Fall Protection
C. H. Bull Co. offers a complete array of passive and active fall arrest systems.
The basics of every personal fall arrest system can be described as the ABC’s of fall arrest.
ANCHORAGE - Anchorage means a secure point of attachment (structure) for the fall arrest system. The type of anchorage varies with the industry, the job being performed, the type of installation and the structure available. The anchorage connector provides a means of attaching the system to the anchorage (structure).
BODY SUPPORT - Full body harnesses provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system. Depending on the application, they can be used as part of a system to protect the worker from falling and to limit the extent of potential injury in case of a fall.
CONNECTORS - Connectors are devices used to connect the worker’s full body harness to the anchorage system. Connectors include lanyards, snap hooks, carabiners, deceleration devices and specialty systems such as self retracting lifelines, ladder climbing systems, vertical lifelines and rope grabs.
DESCENT/RESCUE - Rescue and retrieval of a fallen worker is a required component of any Fall Protection Program.
Recommendations in this section are for general application guidance. Product choices may vary depending on specific performance requirements.
Anchorage
Type
Description
Part#
Image
Temporary
For disposable: Roof Anchor - Disposable roof anchor nails to sheathing and rafter. Once job is completed, remove or knock down the anchor and shingle over. Packs of 12. 2103680
Temporary
For reusable: Swiveling Roof Anchor* - Removable, reusable roof anchor that swivels 360˚ can be mounted to corrugated metal or wood sheathing structures. 2105683
Temporary
Removable/Reusable Roof Anchor - 1/4” (6mm) thick steel roof anchor, complete with zinc plated forged alloy steel O-ring. Nail or bolt into the sheathing and joist, rafter, etc. Designed to be removable, it may be used again after an inspection. 2103673
Permanent
Permanent anchorage (stays on the roof): Permanent Roof Anchor - Easily clamps on the roof for permanent placement. Flashing and roof cap prevents leakage. 2103670
Permanent
Permanent Roof Anchor: Permanent roof anchor is shingled-over leaving only the D-ring exposed. Provides a fall protection anchor point during initial construction, as well as for the future homeowner for general roof maintenance. 2103678
Body Support
Type
Description
Part#
Image
High Performance
Delta™ II Vest Style Harness - Unique Delta™ pad design provides comfort and holds the shape of the harness for fast no-tangle donning. Stand-Up back D-ring enables connections to be made without straining. Features back D-ring, tongue buckle leg straps. 1102000
Utility
PRO™ Vest Style Harness - For economical reliability, PRO™ harnesses provide fundamental features in a comfortable fit. Built-in impact indicators and global standards in one harness model aid in maintaining compliance. Features back D-ring, pass thru buckle leg straps. AB10113
Fundamental
FIRST™ Full Body Harness - With back D-ring, pass thru buckle leg straps and 5-point adjustment for economical performance.

AB17530
Body Support
Type
Description
Part#
Image
More Mobility
JRG™ 30’ (9m) Steel Cable Self Retracting Lifeline - The JRG™ line provides an economical self retracting lifeline without compromising performance or safety. Lightweight with 3/16” (5mm) galvanized cable and zinc coated internal components. Begins fall arrest within 2’ (0.6m). AD212AG
Less Mobility
Rope Adjuster Lanyard - Rope adjuster with an attached 3’ (0.9m) shock absorbing lanyard is designed to be a static rope grab that is the connecting lanyard between your harness and the lifeline. The worker can slide the device along the lifeline until he or she has reached their work position, then lock into place. 1224005
Less Mobility
Lifeline & Counterweight - 5/8” (16mm) polyester or polyester/polypropylene blend rope lifeline with a self-locking snap hook. Counterweight keeps the lifeline taut to optimize performance of the rope grab system. 1203000

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