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.
How often have you seen workers in boom lifts with absolutely no fall protection? I’m willing to bet it’s pretty often. What those workers don’t realize (let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they haven’t been properly trained), is that you are required to be tied-off the moment you step into the basket of a boom lift. How you achieve tie-off may vary, but you must always be tied-off. 29 CFR 1926.453(b)(v) states that “A body belt shall be worn and a lanyard attached to the boom or basket when working from an aerial lift.” Note that there is no qualifier to this statement – no height at which it kicks in, no type of work you need to be performing, no amount of time you will be in the basket. If you are working from an aerial lift, you must be tied off.