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ManSafe for Roofing Fall protection systems for rooftop maintenance Constant Force® Post Freestanding Constant Force® Post WalkSafe® VersiRail®

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ManSafe® for Roofing Fall protection systems for rooftop maintenance

Constant Forc Freestanding WalkSafe® VersiRail®

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products for all areas of industry, construction and maintenance. Installations include stadia, retail outlets, transmission towers, and maintenance. Installations include highrise construction, industrial complexes and notable sites such as Eden Project, coliseums, manufacturing facilities, material applications, Pier 6 at Gatwick Airport, Hong Kong Airporthandling and Grand Central transportation service has garages, oil & gas facilities Station in New hubs York.and Latchways worked closely with theand major roofing manufacturers to produce a full range of fall protection more. systems for all designs and types of roofs.

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fall protection products for all areas of industry, construction

Constant Force Fall Protection Innovation ManSafe® has Latchways hastaken takenthe thescience scienceofofConstant ConstantForce Forceand andapplied applieditit to the fall protection industry, providing an easy-to-install, reliable to the fall protection industry providing an easy-to-install, reliable and and cost-effective solution to rooftop safety. cost-effective solution to rooftop safety. The principles of fall fall arrest arrest are are based based on on effective effectiveload loadcontrol. control. The principles of A system the force force of of a A system must must be be able able to to withstand withstand the a person’s person’s fall fall and and absorb the energy generated. Traditionally this was achieved by absorb the energy generated. Traditionally this was achieved by attaching the system to the structure of the building with the anchor attaching the system to the structure of the building with the anchor point absorbing the load. This inherently caused difficulties point absorbing the load. This inherently caused difficulties for designers and installers as the system location was determined for designers andelements installers of asthe thebuilding. system location was determined by the structural by the structural elements of the building. System installation was time consuming as fixings had to be made

System installation was time consuming as fixings had to be made from above and below. Such an installation method can create issues from above and below. Such an installation method can create issues regarding warranties, leakage and cold bridging. regarding warranties, leakage and cold bridging. ManSafe’s Constant Latchways’ ConstantForce Forcepost postdoes doesnot notneed needtotobe befixed fixedtotothe the building structure therefore simplifying installation (see pages 8 & building structure therefore simplifying installation (see pages 8 & 9). The Constant Force technology allows the load generated in the 9). The Constant Force technology allows the load generated in the event of a fall to be absorbed through the entire system, as event of a fall to be absorbed through the entire system, as illustrated in the graph below. illustrated in the graph below.

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Constant Force post performance compared against Rigid Anchor

Force (kN)

38

40 35 25 20 15 10 5

6

Load absorbed by rigid anchor

30

Load absorbed by Constant Force post

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Legislation and equipment standards

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products are evaluation, tested externally by notified independent InManSafe® addition to ‘in-house’ Latchways’ products are tested test bodies. All systems are CE marked and meet OSHA and ANSI externally by notified independent test bodies. All systems are CE standards. marked and hold EC Declarations of Conformity. The Key Standards are: The key European

standards are:

USA • EN

353-1 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against Specification for guided type fall arresters on a rigid anchorage line

OSHA regulations are: falls from a height. •

29 CFR 1910—Occupational Health and Safety Standards for

• EN 353-2 PPE against falls from a height. Guided type fall General Industry including a flexible anchor line for Construction, • arresters 29 CFR 1926—Safety and Health Regulations Subpart M—Fall Protection • EN 341 PPE against falls from a height—Descender devices

• EN 354 PPE against falls fromatawww.OSHA.gov height—Lanyards Both these regulations can be viewed • EN 355 PPE against falls from a height—Energy absorbers

The relevant ANSI (American National Standards Institute) specifications are contained in ANSI which detail the personal • EN 358 PPE forZ359.1, work positioning andcomponents prevention of ofafalls fall arrest performance test methods, etc. ANSI from asystem, height—Belts for requirements, work positioning and restraint andis a non-governmental dedicated to devising consensus product and work positioningbody lanyards methods standards.

• EN 360 PPE against falls from a height—Retractable type

fallthe arresters While ANSI standards are not compulsory they tend to be more rigorous than the equivalent OSHA standards, and are generally

• EN 361 PPE against falls from a height—Full body harness

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accepted as de facto product standards in the industry.

• EN 362 PPE against falls from a height—Connectors

Copies of the current ANSI standards can be obtained directly from ANSI,

• EN 363 PPE against falls from a height—Fall arrest systems

at www.ansi.org.

• EN 364 PPE against falls from a height—Test methods Canada

• EN 795 PPE against falls from a height—Anchor devices— Requirements and testing

Canadian fall protection standards are: •

CSA Z259.2.1-1998, “Fall Arrestors, Vertical Lifelines and Rails” The key standard is EN 795 which relates to the anchor CSA Z259.16-04, “Design of Active Fall Protection Systems” devices. Developments in technology mean that the nature of • CSA Z259.16 provides guidance to designers of fall protection the anchor device has changed. As such, Latchways conduct systems, the selection and use of components. full roofing system tests (6 m x 6 m) to replicate the in-situ installation. Thiscan is be a minimum requirement where top-fixed These standards viewed at www.csa-international.org. solutions are concerned. •

Constant Force systems are recommended and approved

Constant Force systems are recommended and approved for for use by most roofing manufacturers. use by most roofing manufacturers.

Details of how the systems fit on all major roof types can be

Details how the systems fit specifiers on all major roof types canon be found inon Latchways’ ManSafe manual available obtained by calling Safeguard Industries at 1-888-936-0752.

request or by visiting www.latchways.com.

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Constant Force post: Fixing details

ManSafe’s Latchways’Constant ConstantForce Forcesystems systemsoffer offeraacomplete completefall fallprotection protection

A variety of base plates are available to fit all roof configurations:

solution for both both fall fall restraint restraintand andfall fall arrest. arrest. The The simplicity simplicityof ofthe the solution for

fixings allows quick and and easy easy installation installation providing fixings allows a a quick providingsafe safesolutions solutions

Roof type

Fixing dimensions (mm)

where workers workers are are exposed exposed to to aa fall fall hazard. hazard. System Systemdesign design can can be be where

Standing-seam

300/305/333/400/500

Composite and built-up-on-site (BUOS)

250/300/333/400/500

Secret-fix

500/532

Steel deck

210/268/300/350/459

Concrete deck

210/268/300/350/459

Timber deck

210/268/300/350/459

verified with Latchways’ software. installation specialists. verified by contacting Safeguard’s

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Latchways works with all major roof manufacturers. To understand To understand posts fix to manufacturers’ individual how posts fix tohow manufacturers’ individual roofing systemsroofing please systems please contact [email protected] contact [email protected]

Key advantages • System technology limits load to 10 kN in the event of a fall • Top-fixing ensures quick and easy installation • Reduces cold bridging aiding compliance with Part L • Does not invalidate roofing warranty • System location not restricted to buildings’ structural elements • Option of powder coating posts to match roof • Suitable for use on a roof pitch up to 15°

Constant Force post on standing-seam roofing

Fixing method: 4 split clamps

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Constant Force post on composite/BUOS roofing

Fixing method: 16 stitching screws/bulb tite rivets

Constant Force post on secret-fix roofing

Fixing method: 20 bulb tite water seal rivets

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Constant Force post on concrete deck flat roofing

Constant Force post on timber deck flat roofing

Fixing method: 4 M8 mechanical fixing anchorages

Fixing method: 4 toggle bolts

Constant Force post on steel deck flat roofing

Fixing method: 4 toggle bolts

Freestanding Constant Force post on concrete deck flat roofing

Freestanding Constant Force post Freestanding Constant Force post is suitable for applications where roof penetration is not required or possible. It is available as a restraint or an arrest system and can be used singularly or in series, varying the number of sections to suit the application.

Consists of weighted segments

Dimensions of a 300 kg Freestanding Constant Force post

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Constant Force post: System design 40 metres

service for your project requirements.

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WalkSafe system

A. End Anchor

B. Variable Anchor

C. Intermediate Anchor

D. Corner Anchor

E. End Anchor

System components The completethe thesystem systemallowing allowing The following following components components complete hands-free Latchways’ components are hands-free operation. operation. Latchways’ components are manufactured stainless steel steel and and are are manufactured in in marine-grade marine-grade stainless individually numberedto toallow allowcomplete completetraceability. traceability. individually numbered Inspection and maintenance maintenance are are required required annually. annually. Inspection and

Transfasteners Transfasteners The user, wearing a full body harness and energy-absorbing The user, wearing a full body harness and energy-absorbing lanyard, is continuously attached to the system with a lanyard, is continuously attached to the system with a Transfastener™, which rotates allowing it to pass through Transfastener™, which rotates allowing it to pass through the intermediate cable supports. For systems on inclines the intermediate cable supports. For systems on inclines over 15° a ClimbLatch device is required instead over 15° a ClimbLatch device is required instead of the Transfastener. of the Transfastener.

Turnbuckle assembly

Swage & Clevis

90° Corner bracket

Variable bracket

D Ring & Hanger

The turnbuckle assembly provides a cable termination and method of tensioning the system. The integral indicator disc will spin when the correct tension is reached.

The swage and clevis unit provides the method of terminating the cable at the opposite end of the system to the turnbuckle assembly.

This one-piece corner bracket attached to an intermediate post provides an angle change of 90° within the system.

This bracket attaches to an intermediate post and provides an angle change of between 0 and 80° both in the horizontal and the vertical plane.

The D ring and hanger form an intermediate cable support. The cable is threaded through the hanger allowing the Transfastener to travel the length of the system without disconnecting.

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A roof layout layout for for aa perimeter perimeter system system is is illustrated illustrated A typical typical roof identifying the different system components. Posts must identifying the different system components. Posts must not be spaced more than 10m apart. Designers should 10 m apart. Designers should try to ensure that access access to all areas is achieved without achieved without (PersonalProtective ProtectiveEquipment) Equipment) the requirement for PPE PPE (Personal adjustment. Latchways provides a bespoke system design adjustment.

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