No matter if you are building a shed from scratch or simply replacing an outdated conservatory roof, there is a roofing kit designed to meet your specific requirements. From lightweight options ideal for garden outbuildings to heavier-duty sheets suitable for more substantial structures.
Werner Roofing Safety System Kit provides a complete fall protection solution for roofers. This all-inclusive kit contains everything they need – harness, quality rope lifeline, shock absorbing lanyard and more – in an easily stored bucket.
Roof safety harnesses should be an essential piece of equipment for anyone working on rooftops, as they distribute forces generated during falls evenly over your body, lessening impact and the likelihood of serious injury while providing added stability and control.
Ideal harnesses should fit snugly to your body shape and feature enough padding for comfort. Furthermore, lightweight designs should make wearing it simple so that you can move around the job site freely.
Quality harnesses should also be rust-proof and feature lock stitching to prevent loose threads. Check both the label and manufacturer website to determine whether a specific product meets these criteria.
This ANSI-compliant kit combines a full-body harness, 30′ or 50′ rope lifeline with 3′ shock absorbing lanyard, temporary hinged roof anchor, and color coded options to suit both residential and commercial roofing jobs. You can select your worksite color.
Anchors are an essential component of every roofing kit, and there are various choices that meet both OSHA and ANSI standards while meeting the job at hand.
Clamp-style roof anchors allow users to place safety harnesses without leaving lasting damage on a single peak of a roof, while there are also options such as truss anchors that can be placed over sheathing or the ridge and parapet anchors designed to clamp onto parapet walls.
Commercial building maintenance work may also use trolley anchors that allow horizontal movement along overhead struts. Easy to install and remove, these anchors also resist abrasion and corrosion and can even attach directly to windows or doorframes while being rotated as you work – all types of anchors help protect workers from falls or injuries, though each must be inspected by a Competent Person before each use to make sure it remains compliant.
Ropes are compacted by twisting or plaiting to form long, flexible lines of fibres or filaments compressed through twisting or braiding (plaiting). Natural materials used for rope making include manila hemp, jute, sisal and cotton while synthetic ones include polypropylene, polyesters (e.g. PET, LCP and Vectran), polyethylenes (Spectra and Kevlar), and aramids (Twaron Technora Kevlar).
Ropes intended for safety are typically distinguished by their diameter and tensile strength, the latter determined by a test whereby samples break under load. Furthermore, they may feature wear tracers – typically an indicator yarn of different colour placed below the outer wrap – that indicate when an unsafe condition such as abrasion or overextension have arisen.
Lifelines and anchor systems are an essential element of a roofing kit, enabling workers to work safely on a roof in fall restraint mode without fear of falling off. A positioning lanyard allows workers to adjust its position for comfort and convenience while working on their roof.
Many homeowners opt to re-roof their houses on their own rather than hiring professional services, and in order to do this they require a basic set of tools in order to complete this job efficiently and safely.
As soon as they start work, the first thing they will require is a high-quality tool belt to store their hand tools such as hammers and nail bags, as well as work gloves to protect their hands from sharp shingles that could potentially scratch or cut them.
Based on the type of roof they are working on, workers may require a safety system with a rope grab for fall protection. This is especially essential when working on steeply sloped surfaces where walking becomes challenging. A rope grab can often provide the ideal fall protection solution as it enables free worker movement without being restricted by being attached with a lifeline via lanyard, which would violate OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls rules.