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Mobile Man Anchor
The CE Approved Mobile Man Anchor is an item of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which has been specifically designed to provide short term safety for low frequency operations where guardrails are not provided. This portable anchor unit is ideal for short term maintenance operations to flat roofs or to the plant and equipment installed at roof level such as AC units, telecommunication equipment etc. The Mobile Man Anchor is extremely compact, portable, easily assembled and features a unique design incorporating a shock absorber which reduces the total weight of the unit, making the product more "user friendly". The Mobile Man Anchor has been designed to be used with an approved shock absorbing rope grab and rope and full body harness to provide safe access at all times. The unit is fully galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 : 1999 Hot Dip Galvanised Coatings, Specification and test methods. The Anchor Weights are supplied with suction cut rubber boots. These protect the roof membrane, increase frictional resistance and enable the anchor to be used on all roof membranes, even in wet weather. The Mobile Man Anchor fully complies with BS EN 795: Protection against falls from a height - Anchor devices - Requirements and testing.

Mobile Man Anchor Building Height & Safe Working
The Mobile Man Anchor can be utilised on buildings over 4m high when used as a fall arrest system in conjunction with a shock absorbing rope grab device. If the Mobile Man Anchor is used on buildings below 4m it must be used in conjunction with a fixed length lanyard and used as a restraint system as opposed to fall arrest. The length of the shock absorbing rope grab device should not generally exceed the height of the building in order to avoid the possibility of the pendulum effect. To avoid this, the Mobile Man Anchor should be placed perpendicular to the roof edge where the operative is likely to be working. No part of the Mobile Man Anchor should be placed closer than 2.5m from the nearest roof edge. The unit should not be placed on any surfaces affected by ice, grease or similar slippery conditions which may impair the performance of the unit.

Mobile Man Anchor Pitch Roof & Safe Working
The Mobile Man Anchor can be used on any flat roof or on industrial steel cladded pitched roofs up to 15 degrees pitch providing the Mobile Man Anchor is positioned on the opposite pitch to where the operative intends working. When placed on the roof slope the Mobile Man Anchor must be at least 2.5m from the ridge. In all cases one must ensure that the roof structure is capable of taking the load of the mobile man anchor (250kg) combined with the weight of the operative plus any additional equipment required.

Linked Mobile Man Anchor Systems
The Safesite Mobile Man Anchor can be installed as a complete restraint and fall arrest system. A series of Mobile Man Anchors can be linked at approx 10m centres using the standard Safesite Horizontal Line System components. This installation provides "fall restraint" for operatives whilst they travel between each Mobile Man Anchor and "fall arrest" once they have connected directly to an individual Mobile Man Anchor and disconnected from the horizontal line. The Safesite horizontal line provides the operative with handsfree operation so that when a bracket/Mobile Man Anchor is encountered, the link device attaching the operative to the system glides over the bracket without the need to detach, unless one wishes to attach to a particular Mobile Man Anchor in order to utilise it as a fall arrest system. This type of installation is ideal if a free standing solution is required in order to avoid roof membrane penetration, or the roof design is not suitable for structural fixings associated with horizontal life line installations. This configuration of equipment ensures compliance with HS/G-33 1998 requiring "demarcated" safe areas/routes to ensure operatives remain within a specific area. Providing the operative is either attached to the Safesite horizontal line or Mobile Man Anchor they will remain protected from falling or accessing unprotected areas.

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