No matter where we are and what we do, we should always take care of our safety. Whether we are working high up on roofs or just walking on the pavement besides the busy road, there are always some safety procedures. In one situation safety procedures are more complicated than in the other, when the main safety precaution is for example, not to step on the road.
Sometimes the consequences of not taking all precautions can be much worse than other times. If we know what consequences we may face in the case of an accident and not want to deal with them, it is important to follow some basic rules and use appropriate safety equipment.
For private houses there is no need for safety systems on roofs. However, for industrial plants, houses for broader public etc. there has to be some kind of safety equipment installed on the roof. After all, safe working environment is mandated by law.
On roofs, there are more ways how to provide a safe environment. Probably the most common and widely known is to use a safety fence. Another way how to take care of the safety is to use a safety equipment that is used to prevent and restrain us from falling off the roof.
Now, what does that mean if the safety equipment is meant for fall prevention and restrain? This means that safety equipment will not only save you if you fall off the roof and leave you hanging on the rope, but it will also prevent you from the actual falling. In practice this means that the roof safety system will in first phase prevent you from reaching the edge of the roof and thus prevent you from falling. In the second phase, if you are unlucky enough to somehow overcome the first phase of safety system, the system itself is strong enough not to break under the force of your fall of the roof and hold you in place. Therefore, we could say it is a two-phase mechanism. Firstly, it prevents the accident to even happen and secondly, if it somehow happens it saves an unfortunate worker from severe injury or in worst case scenario, death.
There are different ways how to provide a fall preventing and restraining system, just like there are different roof types. And each type has its own pros and cons. Regarding of the roof and request the safety system can be permanently attached to the roof or not. It can be fixed with anchoring set or with additional weight distributed around each post. The system can be a point system, where you attach to the post with harness and can walk only around the post, or a wire system, where a wire is routed all around the building roof and you can freely walk around the roof with no need to ever reattach.
In conclusion, no matter where we are it is important to take care of our safety. Especially, if we are working in a little bit more dangerous environment, like for example roofs. There are many providers for roof safety systems with different solutions. Many of them are good. However, there is simply too much information regarding the roof safety, to write it down in a couple of sentences. Therefore, we kindly advise you to visit the site of SafetyPro roof safety systems where you can find much more about roof safety and different solutions that SafetyPro has to offer. At this point it should be noted, that all roof safety systems provided by SafetyPro meet the latest EU standards EN 795:2012 type A/C and CEN/TS 16415:2013.
At the very end, for those who are considering investing in roof safety systems, there is a quote that Jerry Smith said. “Safety isn’t expensive it’s priceless.”
CAD DESIGNS FOR SAFETY SYSTEMS
We have prepared some detail drawings (CAD designs) to assist architects and other designers with their work while designing safety systems.