ROOF MAINTENANCE

Fall protection challenges:

• When working on a roof, nothing is overhead but birds, and they don’t make very good fall protection anchorages! Establishing safe anchorages without damaging the roof itself is essential for safe commercial roofing work.

• Two kinds of fall protection are specified for commercial roofing. If the workers are exposed to a fall, they should be using properly rated personal fall arrest equipment. When working at the safer center of a flat surface roof, passive restraint equipment should be used to ensure that a worker does not inadvertently move too close to the edge.

• For larger jobs and when workers are going to be working within 6’ (1.8m) of the perimeter, a horizontal lifeline installation will provide mobility and enhance productivity.

• Fall protection installations may be temporary to last until the end of the job, or permanent providing added safety and productivity for personnel doing future repair and maintenance.


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
Horizontal
For permanent installation: Evolution™ Horizontal Lifeline System - This is a permanent low tension, multi-span lifeline that will allow up to 5 users to traverse from one extremity to another in a “hands-free” environment. Specially designed computer program simulates the necessary clearances and possible heights of fall.
N/A
Horizontal
For temporary installation: Sayfline™ Horizontal Lifeline Systems - Lightweight and easy to install, they are extremely portable with kernmantle rope assembly and tensioning device. 7600506
Horizontal
For temporary installation: Sayfline™ Cable Horizontal Lifeline Systems - For use where welding, sparks or harsh environment are present or minimal clearance exists. 7602060
Fixed
For permanent installation: Permanent Roof Top Anchor - Permanent roof anchor post that installs to corrugated steel or wood sheathing structures. 2100075
Fixed
For temporary installation: Swiveling Roof Anchor* - Reusable, removable roof anchor that swivels 360˚ can be mounted to corrugated metal or wood sheathing structures. 2105683
Fixed
For temporary installation: Standing Seam Roof Anchor* - 360˚ swivel. No special tools required for installation. Portable and reusable on slightly sloped or flat standing seam roofs. Telescoping adjustment legs. 2103675
Body Support
Type
Type
Description
Part#
Image
High Performance
ExoFit™ XP Vest Style Harness - Removable shoulder, back and leg padding with breathable 3-D mesh lining makes this harness the ultimate in comfort and safety. The padding is constructed in the shape of an “X” that wraps around you for no-tangle donning. Stand-Up back D-ring enables connections to be made without straining. Features back D-ring and quick connect buckles. 1110102
High Performance
ExoFit™ Vest Style Harness - ExoFit™ incorporates built-in shoulder, back and leg padding with a breathable lining that draws moisture away from the body keeping the worker dry and comfortable. The padding is constructed in the shape of an “X” that wraps around you for no-tangle donning. Features back D-ring and quick connect buckles. 1107977
Utility
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
Fundamental
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
Connectors
Type
Type
Description
Part#
Image
Less than 6’
EZ Stop® III Shock Absorbing Lanyard - Tubular web jacket and polyester core for durability and longevity. Easy to use self-locking snap hooks at both ends. Soft cover shock absorber. 1244006
Less than 6’
PRO™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard - Pack style shock absorbing lanyard with 1” (25mm) webbing and easy to use snap hooks for economical performance. AE542AW1
More than 6’
Ultra-Lok® Self Retracting Lifeline - Stainless steel working components, 50’ (15m) of galvanized cable with reserve lifeline, self-locking swivel hook, swiveling anchorage loop and impact indicator. 3504450
Positioning Only
DBI-SALA Positioning Lanyard - Used to maintain a working position at height or restrict movement to avoid a hazardous position. 1231106

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