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Fall Protection System On Warm And Cold Roof Constructions



Among all injuries and deaths linked to workplace incidents, fall from heights is quite a common cause. Thus, one can't seem to stress enough the significance of a fall protection system that keeps several unfortunate incidents from happening.


In Australia alone, abseiling in Sydney without a proper fall protection system has witnessed fatal outcomes. To make matters worse for a business owner, workplace safety regulatory authorities are known to impose stricter fines and other penalties in the event of such mishaps.

While working with warm and cold roof constructions, it becomes imperative to have a fall protection system in place that includes the essentials like anchorages, body support, and connecting devices


In this post, we will take a closer look into each of these elements, and discuss its role in preventing height safety accidents.

The Anchorage


Simply put, an anchorage is nothing but a point of attachment that is secure enough to connect a lanyard, declaration devices, or any other kind of fall protection system.

One can use wooden trusses or precast concrete beams as a good anchorage. Besides, there is always an anchor that is connected to the anchorage to offer effective support to things like beam clamps or synthetic cables.


The Body Support

The Body support, as a part of a fall protection system, invariably requires a harness to act as a connecting point evenly distributing the force, thus preventing a fall. Generally, it supports a rope access technician by attaching itself to certain body parts like shoulders, pelvis, or thighs.

The connecting device

As the name suggests, a connecting device is what links the anchorage to the body support system. Prominent examples are self-retracting lanyards that work great to arrest fall incidents within its range of three feet and more, and also meet both ANSI as well as OSHA standards.

Working with flat roof constructions


Insulated as either warm or cold, the difference in material is what makes a flat roof construction stand out. While differentiating between warm and cold roof constructions, it all boils down to the place where it's been insulated as well as across the joists.

In typical cold roof construction, the insulation is generally found between the joists and right beneath the roof decks, whereas in the case of warm roof insulation, one needs to penetrate through a thick layer of insulation, as well as the waterproof membrane.


At times, doing so might lead to a rather weak sport, referred to as a thermal bridge. Possible side effects include local condensation which can further lead to rotting and subsequent corrosion of surroundings adding to maintenance costs.



How can Prime Industrial Access help


Prime Industrial Access, as a design and installation leader for height safety systems in Sydney, has gained a considerable reputation for its quality offerings. With custom-designed fall protection solutions, our products exhibit the very best of functionality, expense, and aesthetics that can be seldom matched by any other organization in Australia.


We are blessed to have partnered with the leading industry suppliers of Sydney to emerge as the most effective industrial rope access and height safety service provider in the country.


Besides, Prime Industrial Access also plays a functional role by offering niche services like worksite inspections, reporting, as well as re-certification for a wide range of fall protection systems and other workplace safety gear keeping in line with the prevailing standards and legislation of Australia.


Our services have been effectively streamlined to appear flexible, and adapt to the highest levels of quality to meet the most complicated site requirements across any budget. In short, we help shape things to prevent mishaps waiting to happen at a worksite, as no one else can.


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