The RoofSafe™ Anchor and Cable System is a multi-directional work restraint and fall arrest system designed for all types of roofing materials and structures. This innovative system provides a unique energy shock absorber to protect the integrity of the roof structure while providing optimum worker safety while working at heights.
3M RoofSafe™ Anchor and Cable System is a low profile, modular, cost-competitive and safe solution for continuous fall protection. Enhanced by predictive modelling, human factors, engineering and industrial design, the result is a blend of functionality and elegance.
- Modular product design that accommodates a variety of roof types and allows for a wide range of fixing types.
- The SpiraTech™Force Management anchor provides a low distributed load back to the structure.
- Improved, cost effective membrane and concrete toggle fixing system enhances thermal efficiency and reduces installation time.
- Electropolished components providing long-term corrosion resistance.
- Made with marine grade alloy reducing the overall weight.
- Remove top module allowing for simple replacement should an anchor be deployed.
- Suitable for all levels of competencies – simple connection required.
- AS/NZS 5532:2013
- Tested to both EN795 Class A & C, and OSHA, ANSI standards.
How it works
Innovative fall protection
From the leader in fall protection equipment the 3M RoofSafe™ Anchor and Cable is a horizontal lifeline system that allows continuous uninterrupted access to help you control your environment so you can focus on the job at hand.
Users simply attach to the cable system with a UniGrab traveller connected to an energy absorbing lanyard or adjustable rope line. Once connected, Multiple people can access the system at any given time and travel freely across intermediate posts without having to disconnect.
The systems can be used in a restraint technique or fall arrest. The in-line energy absorbers reduce load transfer to the structure in the event of a fall.
Continuous hands free access
The RoofSafeTM Anchor is multi-directional and can activate and absorb energy no matter what orientation the load is applied, providing total freedom and flexibility in system design.
The unique energy absorbing system inside the RoofSafeTM anchor reduces the overturning movement on the bolts by half, enabling the use of fewer fasteners in many circumstances. is reduces the number of roof penetrations and saves time and money during installations.
Designed to fit any roof profile
With multiple fixing options, 3M cable systems can be side mounted to a wall or surface mounted to roof profiles including iron, warm and membrane roofs.
Variable cable supports and corner supports ensure workers have uncompromising access for all aspects of roof inspection and maintenance. Components, including the 8mm wire rope, are made from quality 316 stainless steel. All fabricated parts are further enhanced by electropolishing to provide strong resistance to corrosion and long service life for the roof fall protection system.
Surface mounted for maximum water resistance
The RoofSafe™ cable systems lightweight anchor post design mounts to the surface of your roof profile (generally with rivets). Minimum roof penetration allows for maximum water resistance.
Roofs are changing to accommodate more insulation materials are being designed to utilise lighter materials and take advantage of new technologies. The advanced design of the RoofSafe™ Anchor allows customers to benefit from modern roofing design whilst ensuring safety and structural integrity.
Ready to spring into action when you need it most
Modular, lightweight design provides safe, cost-effective flexibility in system design including accommodating roof refurbishment and green roof projects.
In the event of a fall, the anchor breaks open, deploying the unique and patented Force Management Technology absorbing system which reduces the forces generated on the roof structure to less than 610 kg. (6kN), the lowest of any of its kind on the market. This enables the anchor to be installed on a wide variety of old and new roof types without risk to structural integrity.
In the unlikely event that the anchor is deployed, it is possible to remove the module and replace it with a new one. This is also an advantage with the ever-changing building regulations, with the need for increased depth of roof insulation.
The lowest shock force of its kind
Spiratech™ Force Management technology Provides the lowest distribution load to the roof system when compared to the competition.
In the event of a fall, the RoofSafe™ Anchor breaks open, deploying the unique and patented SpiraTech™ Force Management Technology absorbing system, which reduces the forces generated on the roof structure to less than 5kN, the lowest of any of its kind on the market. This enables the anchor to be installed on a wide variety of old and new roof types without risk to structural integrity.
Faster installation with minimal impact to your roof
RoofSafe™ cable is the ideal fall arrest system for new and existing building due to its reduced load rating to the roof structure.
Multiple fastener options reduce the complexity of the specification making installation a breeze. As there is no structural penetration, there is no requirement for engineering compliance.
RoofSafe™ cable requires less training and experience compared to single anchor points making it one of the safest systems to use.
To operate the 3M RoofSafe™ Anchor and Cable System safety, a range of PPE is recommended to help provide worker safety. Below is an overview of the what PPE is recommended;