SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR ROOFERS
The safety of roofer is of paramount importance. The main accident to take precautions against is falling since they work at heights and sloppy surfaces where one may slip and fall leading to death or serious injuries.
Thus below is a list of safety equipment for roofers that they should have while doing their work.
1)50′ 5/8″ lanyard with hook
2)French creek roofer’s fall protection kit – Roofer’s Fall Protection Kit is a complete roofer’s fall protection kit containing:
3)Multiple use roof anchor – Hinge-style 11 guage zinc-plated steel anchor mounts at the peak of the roof and comes complete with a zinc-plated forged steel D-ring. Attaches to the roof using 16d (penny) double-headed nails or #8 X 3.5″ long wood screws. Anchor is designed to be removed when the job is complete and reused after inspection. Features a dimensionally correct connection point and is an OSHA-compliant anchorage point capable of supporting 5,000 lbs.
4)Removable roof anchor – This device is designed to be an anchorage connector for personal fall arrest or restraint systems used on flat or sloped wood roof structures. It must be attached into the sheathing and joist, rafter with six 1/4″ X 2.5″ or longer lag screws or twelve 16d nails. Specifically designed to be removable, it may be used again after an inspection.
5)Rolling roof hook – it clamps easily to the top two rungs of a single ladder. They fit both round and D-Rung styles. They should be used in pairs for best results. Whe using Roll ladder up roof on casters, Flip ladder over when end reaches peak and the Ladder lays flat on roof and is secured by roof hooks.
6)Roofer’s fall protection kit – it contains 5 single-use roof anchors, a sub pelvic, full-body harness (Model No. G932), a vertical fiber rope grab with 3′ long web lanyard (Model No. GVF500WL3), a 50′ poly-blend rope lifeline and an equipment carrying bag.
7)Equipment carrying bag- Used for carrying harnesses, tools and other equipment.
8)Single use roof anchor – it is attached to the peak of the roof using 16d nails and is designed to be cut off or bent over when the job is complete. The entire anchor can also be removed and discarded after use.
9)Single-mount roof anchor – It is designed to be an anchorage connector for personal fall arrest or restraint systems used on flat or sloped wood roof structures. It must be nailed into the sheathing and joist, rafter. It is designed to be mounted only once, then removed and destroyed or shingled over.
10)slide guard roof brackets