Portable Dead Weight Fall Arrest Anchor Providing Protection for Roof Top Workers
Weighing up to 660 lb, with no single component weighing more than 55 lb, Weightanka is a mobile, deadweight anchor system for use on roofs up to 5 degree pitch. The quick-to-assemble system features a central attachment point which raises the height where the arrest force is applied. Used with personal protection equipment such as harnesses, lanyards, and retractable lifelines, the unit provides fall arrest for one worker or fall restraint for two workers.
Galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461
Rubber molded base weights prevent rubber pads 'peeling' at the edges
Over 100 suction cups molded into each rubber bonded weight to maximize grip
Fall restraint up to 2 workers providing they cannot get to less than 20 inches from the edge
Raised central pedestal reduces distance of travel during a fall arrest event
Fall Restraint Systems Prevent a Fall from Happening - Kee Anchor can bee used as a fall restraint system. In this case the worker is tied off to a lanyard that keeps them back a distance of 20" from the roof edge. Used in this configuration, several workers can tie off to the same anchor point.
Fall Arrest Systems Stop a Fall In Progress - Kee Anchor can also be used
as a part of a fall arrest system for workers who need to work on or near the leading edge of a roof top.
Anchor point selection can be difficult. For many safety professionals, it is a black and white area that offers no gray option in between. The rule says the anchor point must have the ability to support 5000 lbs. per person attached or it’s no good, right?
Perhaps the reason that this belief is so widespread is that it’s the simplest way to enforce the rule. 5000 lbs., yes or no? Most people relying on safety personnel to interpret the OSHA standards will think it sounds plausible enough and find ways to be compliant. The catch is, though, that this is not exactly what the standard says. In fact, by following this cut-and-dried rule, you may be eliminating perfectly good anchor points in a situation where it’s already difficult to achieve proper fall protection.