Rostek-UK Horizontal Lifeline Systems
Our Horizontal Lifeline Systems are acknowledged as one of the world’s leading Fall Protection Systems.
Through a combination of expert knowledge and practical experience, we can help our customers reduce risk and increase safety when working at height; and our comprehensive range of products offers fully compliant, practical solutions for structures of all types, in all industries.
Our roofsafe systems are designed to fix directly to roof sheets and offer fixings methods for all major roof types.
Systems can be either 8mm steel wire based with posts at up to 15m centres, or even rail based.
Our multisafe systems are designed to fix to structures, including walls, sofits, steelwork and through roofs into the main structure when fixing to the sheet is not an option.
Systems can be either 8mm steel wire based, 16mm rope based, or rail based.
When specifying Lifeline systems, Fall Restraint Systems should always be given priority over Fall Arrest Systems.
Fall Restraint - The system prevents the operative from reaching to roof edge or fall hazard completely.
Fall Arrest - the system allows the operative to physically fall from the roof, but will arrest the fall and leave the operative in a position where they require rescue.
The RoofSafe range offers a choice of solutions allowing you to effectively resolve the risks associated with roof work and maintenance when working at height.
RoofSafe Cable systems
The RoofSafe Cable system has been designed to complement the RoofSafe Anchor product range, taking advantage of the low system loads generated in the event of a fall. The system can accommodate multiple workers providing that site, systems and structural parameters permit. It can span up to 12m (40ft) between anchors and provides continuous hands free access for the user of the system. Roofsafe Cable System components include end anchors, intermediate cable supports, variable cable supports and corner cable supports to allow maximum flexibility in system designs and ensure workers have uncompromised access for all aspects of roof inspection and maintenance.
RoofSafe Anchors with Force Management Technology
Our Force Management Technology permits the use of thin metal roof sheets and other roofing substrates as structural anchors, by limiting the forces in a system that are generated in the event of a fall to less than 10kN (2200lbs) through a built-in energy absorber. The reaction of the anchor re-orientates the load to a more beneficial plane for the roof structure and distributes load through the fixings to ensure the integrity of the roof system is maintained even in a multi-user fall scenario. The anchor is designed to be neat and unobtrusive, and can be colour coated to match the roof finish. They can be fitted from the top of the roof, saving installation costs and minimising disruption.
In conjunction with the RoofSafe Cable system, RoofSafe Anchors with Force Management Technology can support multiple workers for both fall arrest and fall restraint work applications. As fall energy is effectively distributed throughout the whole Fall Protection system, the roof structure is able to cope with the applied loads. They are suitable for use on built up and composite metal roofing systems, standing seam and secret fix metal roofing systems and for a variety of membrane roofing systems installed on metal deck, concrete and plywood structures.
Kingspan Safepro2 is a new innovative fall protection system, designed to protect both the worker and the roof panel to which it is fixed. Safepro2 is the only horizontal life line approved by Kingspan for installation on Kingspan panels.
Rostek-UK is one of only 9 approved supply partners in the UK to install the Safepro2 product range.
For trapezoidal panels Safepro2 is fixed (through only the panel outer skin) using a small number of high strength rivets. This minimises the amount of holes in the roof panel and also prevents the problems of
over-torquing or backing-off found withscrew-fixed systems.
Kingspan Safepro2 comprises a high-strength stainless steel cable, supported on roof anchor posts.
Safepro2 is certified to BS EN 795 and all installations are compliant with BS 7883.
Safepro2 also meets all of the requirements of the ACR's (Advisory Committee on Roofwork) Magenta Book.
For membrane panels, Safepro2 includes the only sealing system approved and
guaranteed by Kingspan for 25 years. Rostek-UK are one of only 9 of Kingspan's approved fall protection installers.
Safepro2 roof anchors incorporate Force Minimisation Technology, which limits the load transferred to the roof panel to less than 6kN, which is a significant improvement over other force reducing posts which transmit approximately 10kN to the roof panel.
Safepro2 has fixing and sealing details specifically for Kingspan RW, LP, Kingzip and Topdek panels.
Safepro2 is the only system guaranteed to have been tested and proven on current Kingspan panel specifications
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RoofSafe Rail systems
RoofSafe Rail is a quality extruded aluminium rail system, providing a high level of user safety combined with a discreet, aesthetically pleasing appearance. It offers excellent functionality through its free flowing attachment carriage and, with no brackets to pass over, the user enjoys a truly hands free experience. The system provides complete design flexibility and, uniquely, is capable of navigating corners and changes of direction in the building or structure.
RoofSafe Rail systems are ideal for modern building projects, in particular for roof access and as an anchor point for suspended work positioning for external Façade Access, inspection and maintenance. The roof mounted rail meets the requirements of both abseil and Fall Protection standards and can be fixed to the roof system with minor penetrations or using clamps. Its low profile and discreet design provides an unobtrusive safety anchorage solution, ensuring the building’s appearance is not spoiled by anchor points and cables.
Where roofs are pitched at more than 15 degrees, it provides a sound anchorage that will not flex when a worker applies their body weight to it. This provides a good sense of security and allows them to work with confidence. In the event of a fall, the product does not deflect and distributes very low loads to the roof structure. Minimal moving parts and high-grade materials ensure long life expectancy, low cost of ownership and add up to a sound investment. The system can be fitted to built up metal profiled roofs and standing seam roofs and can support multiple workers for both fall arrest and work restraint applications. The products’ simple design makes specification and installation easy and saves time and money.
RoofSafe Counterweight Anchors
The RoofSafe Counterweight Anchor system offers both fall arrest and work restraint capabilities via a series of weights joined to a central plate and anchorage point. The anchors are designed to be placed on an approved roofing surface and, in the event of a fall, use their counter weight to arrest a worker.
The anchors can be used for attachment by a single worker and as part of a more comprehensive safety system, incorporating either a Roofsafe Cable or Uni-16 Horizontal cable safety system. In this case the user can attach to the cable with a UniGrab device, allowing them to move along the system and intermediate brackets without interruption. This provides a practical hands free solution for larger roof areas, where roof penetrations are not desirable.
Our multisafe range of horizontal Fall Protection products has been developed to provide a choice of solutions that allow our customers to most effectively resolve the risks associated with work at height in a wide range of applications and comply with workplace safety regulations.
Uni-8 is best suited to modern building projects and refurbishments but can also be used for industrial safety applications.
A high quality product which represents excellent value for money, Uni-8 can, in typical circumstances, span up to 12m (40ft) between support brackets.
Uni-8 offers excellent functionality through its free flowing bypass capability and can navigate corners and contours in building designs.
Minimal moving parts and high grade materials ensure long life expectancy, low cost of ownership and add up to a sound investment. Uni-8 can be fitted to steel beams, concrete and brickwork and is suited for use on older roof constructions in conjunction with fabricated anchor points. It can also support multiple workers for both fall arrest and work restraint applications.
MultiSafe Uni-8 Overhead
The Uni-8 Overhead Lifeline System offers both fall arrest and restraint capabilities using a 1 x 19 8mm stainless steel cable, secured to a structure using a range of anchorage fittings.
The system consists of a horizontally mounted lifeline that spans the work area and is fixed at either end to the structure via anchorage connectors. The lifeline may be supported at regular intervals by intermediate brackets, which help to reduce the loads in the event of a fall, limit cable deflections and allow for longer single installations.
The two wheeled attachment carriages are secured to the system during installation and, when in use, move over the intermediate brackets without interruption. It is a true hands free system with a minimum breaking strength of 38kN (8400lbs) and can span up to 30 metres (100ft) between
intermediate supports, thanks to high pre-tension loading in the cable of 5kN (1100lbs) combined with the properties of the 1 x 19 8mm (0.31”) cable.
The URG10-Roll controlled rate descent device provides an alternative to a retractable fall arrest block/self retracting lifeline. It automatically lowers the worker to the ground at a rate of 0.5m/s (1.6ft/s) and significantly reduces the risk of injury, as the device does not lock if the worker falls, which would subject them to dynamic arrest forces and potential injury from suspension trauma. This product combination provides comprehensive worker protection and takes away concerns for worker rescue in the event of a fall.
The Uni-16 System was the first permanent ‘engineered’ synthetic lifeline system to offer pass through components, corners and real user benefits. Uniline Safety Systems successfully commercialised the product around the world and, in the six years following its launch, installed over 350,000 metres (1,150,000ft) of the system. The product continues to take pride of place in the Uniline product range and solves some of the most demanding and complex Fall Protection problems in the world.
To this day, it is still the only globally recognised permanent synthetic lifeline product and is unrivalled in the Fall Protection industry for its unique benefits.
Uni-16 is ideal for specialist Fall Protection situations and to install on older structures where connection to steelwork, brickwork or concrete is necessary and a reduction in structural penetrations is desirable. The product is also suitable for all industrial safety applications.
It is also suited to older roof constructions using fabricated anchors, and can support multiple workers for both fall arrest and work restraint applications.
In many circumstances, Uni-16 can span from 25 to 50m (82-165ft) between support brackets. It offers excellent functionality through its free flowing bypass capability and can navigate corners and contours in building designs.
UniRail is ideal for building projects, in particular for internal and external Façade Access, inspection and maintenance including walkways and suspended gantries.
It is also extensively used for suspended access work by rope access technicians, as it meets the requirements of both abseil and Fall Protection standards. This unique capability offers significant benefits and cost saving when planning to undertake frequent building maintenance tasks.