Figures published by the Health & Safety Executive show that falls through fragile roof materials could equate to nearly a quarter of fatal accidents in the construction industry. The Filon Fixsafe system has been developed to address this problem and play a major part in reducing the statistic.
Safety first – no need to access fragile roofs
The patented Fixsafe system has been designed to allow profiled rooflights or roof sheets to be replaced entirely from within the building, eliminating the need to access dangerous fragile roofs, thereby increasing safety for maintenance operatives and equipment erectors.
Save lives and save money, too
By removing the requirement for costly safety netting, roof staging, fall protection and external scaffolding, access equipment costs are minimised, on-site time is reduced and lives are not put at risk.
The speed and ease with which roof repairs can be carried out using the Fixsafe system brings important advantages to building owners, with reduced disruption and safer working procedures. With netting and scaffold being unnecessary, there are further benefits for the building occupier as less trades people are on site.
The Health & Safety Executive has responded positively to the introduction of the Fixsafe system as a means of allowing those involved in repairing fragile roofs to work fully in compliance with Regulation 9 of the Working at Height Regulations, 2005 and the risk of working on fragile roofs is completely eliminated.
A complete system
The Fixsafe system comprises specific GRP replacement sheets to match all popular asbestos and fibre cement profiles, together with patented Fixsafe fasteners, sealants and other accessories to allow the installation to be carried out from below. The system can be supplied to suit all common purlin types whether they are cold rolled Z or C sections, hot rolled angles, I beams, timber or concrete. No further materials are required to complete the installation, it’s all in the kit.
Although originally designed for use in single skin asbestos cement profiled sheet roofs, the system has developed and can be adapted for use with metal roof sheet systems and some twin skin assemblies. For further information on specific applications, please contact our Technical Services Department.
Peace of mind
By greatly reducing the risk of serious injury or death, the Fixsafe system brings peace of mind to employers and building owners when repair work is required.
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