Roof anchors

Workplace Access & Safety supplies world-leading brands of lanyards, roof anchors and harnesses for safe and efficient fall prevention and arrest (IFAS).

Full compliance and real safety

Some of the key considerations for roof anchors are:

  • Dynamically and statically testing
  • Independently certified to AS/NZS 5532 and AS/NZS 1891
  • Provided with full documentation, including layouts, rigging plans and user manuals

When to use roof anchors

Roof anchors provide a safe attachment point for static lines and lanyards. Used in fall arrest and fall restraint systems, roof anchors are the next best option when work either cannot be carried out on the ground or when guardrails are impractical – for example, when work needs to be carried out close to an unprotected edge. Find out more about when roof anchors should be used according to the safe work at heights hierarchy of control.

Mounting roof anchors

Roof anchors are generally fixed to the roof purlins but can also be mounted directly on roof sheeting or chem set into concrete. Workplace Access & Safety can advise which type is the best for your building.

Using roof anchors safely

As part of a fall restraint or arrest system, the design of roof anchors needs to be carefully thought out.

The right design  and layout will reduce the risk of the potentially lethal pendulum effect and minimise the risk of falls. Training is vital for anyone installing, using and maintaining roof anchors. Under the standard, anchors must be tested annually, which Workplace Access & Safety can assist you with. We’ll also manage the rigorous record-keeping demanded under Australian state laws. To find out more about roof anchors and how they can be used to comply with Australian OHS laws, speak with a Workplace Access & Safety height specialist.