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Q: Tying off for safety ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Tying off for safety
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: davelazowski-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 20 May 2006 18:35 PDT
Expires: 19 Jun 2006 18:35 PDT
Question ID: 730830
1. How do I "tie off" properly when on a ladder or a steep roof.  
I know that while at heights, on steep roofs, or doing any tricky
ladder work window cleaners and roofers always tie off using a
harnass.  How is this done? What do I anchor the rope to?

2.  What equipment is needed to do this.

for an example of what i am reffering to it is clear that in the
fourth picture down on this website
"" the worker is tied
to a rope which must be anchored somewhere.
Subject: Re: Tying off for safety
Answered By: adiloren-ga on 20 May 2006 22:21 PDT
This site provides a diagram of such a safety system and sells the
equiptment you will need.

Ladder Climbing System

" the vertical wire attached to the ladder and tower structure that
serves as an anchorage for the cable grab device"

Additional Sources of equiptment:

Ladder Climber's Safety System

Ladder access harness

Harnesses & Belts

Additional Safety Measures:

Tie off the ladder itself

General Ladder Safety

Google Search Strategy:

-harness ladder
-"tying off" ladder

I hope this helps. Please request clarification if you need it.

Request for Answer Clarification by davelazowski-ga on 21 May 2006 06:31 PDT
what part of the tower structure is the person attached to?
Specifically when working on residences.  Or on residential roof tops.
 As in the example photo on the fourth photo down on this website

Clarification of Answer by adiloren-ga on 25 May 2006 00:55 PDT
An anchor is tied directly to the main structure itself. In the case
of the picture you posted above- it would be attached to parts of the
house, near or on top of the roof. In the photo- their are multiple
anchor lines.

Here is some further information:

Diagram of a fall arrest system

Further description
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