Weightanka – Deadweight Single Point Anchor
The CE Approved Weightanka® is a Portable Deadweight Anchor device. Weightanka® has been specifically designed to provide short term safety for low frequency operations where collective protection is not provided. The unit is ideal for short term maintenance operations to flat roofs up to 5 degree pitch, or to the plant and equipment installed at roof level such as AC units, telecommunications equipment etc. Weightanka® is extremely compact, portable, and easily assembled.
Comprising of modular components, the anchor point is easy to lift and carry to the required location, set 2.5m back from a fall hazard. The basic system weighs only 250Kg, with no single item weighting more than 25Kg. The weights included built in carry handles, for improved manual handling.
The cross-arm frame, is easily assembled over retaining pins fixed in rubber coated base weights in the anchor corners. This rubber coating ensures that the no sharp edges of the components come into contact with the roof membrane, ensuring the anchor will not penetrate or puncture the roof.
Each rubber coated weight has over 100 suction cups molded into its base to increase frictional resistance and enable the anchor to be used on all roof membranes, even in wet weather.
Flat Roof – PVC Membrane, Bitumen & Asphalt
Weightanka® utilises a central pedestal which allows for the attachment of a lanyard, raising the height at which the arrest force is applied. The central anchor device is fixed via a karabiner to a fall protection lanyard. The lanyard is attached to the user via their full body harness compliant to EN 361.
The safe system of work will determine the specification of the lanyard required. If connection to the system and the lanyard length, prevents the user from reaching the fall hazard the user is classed as working in work/fall restraint. In this situation the user should use a fixed length lanyard, compliant to EN 354.
If the system has been designed to potentially allow for a fall, (Fall arrest) an energy absorbing lanyard compliant to EN 355 must be used. These devices ensure that the maximum arresting force transferred back to the user do not exceed 6kN.
The unit is fully galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461: Hot Dip Galvanised Coatings Specification and test methods and is designed to be left on the roof permanently, even in harsh weather conditions.
The system conforms to Type E EN 795:1997 and is approved to meet the PPE Directive.
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