3M RoofSafe™ Rail System

RoofSafe™Rail System is a high quality, aluminum rail safety system that is capable of navigating corners and changes of direction to provide complete design flexibility.

Specs & Details

  • Key features
  • Technical Information
  • Recertification Requirements

RoofSafe™ Rail System is a high quality, aluminium rail safety system best suited for modern building projects and maintenance. The system offers exceptional functionality due to the innovative, hands free traveler. RoofSafe™ Rail is capable of navigating corners and changes of direction to provide complete design flexibility.

  • RoofSafe™ Rail is a direct to roof rail system that can facilitate changes in direction and roof slopes, ensuring continuous safe roof access where it is needed.
  • RoofSafe™ Rail’s discrete low-profile design provides an unobtrusive safety anchorage solution, ensuring a building’s appearance is not spoilt by highly visible anchor points and cables.
  • RoofSafe™ Rail provides a safety anchorage system for multiple users, allowing more complex maintenance tasks to be undertaken in an efficient manner, including suspended rope access work.
  • Even load distribution through the fixing system ensures complete safety in the event of a single user fall without damaging the integrity of the roof system.
  • The solid nature of the anchorage ensures no deflection or unnecessary loading of anchor points during use and makes the system especially beneficial on roofs with a pitch of more than 15 degrees. This gives the user a high level of confidence.
  • A four-wheel attachment carriage runs effortlessly along the extruded aluminium rail, making the system extremely user friendly. An important factor when promoting the use of a roof safety anchorage.
  • The light-weight modular rail system comes in 3m (9.84ft) sections, making it easy to transport and handle on site.
  • The RoofSafe™ Rail System eliminates many common hazards associated with cable-based fall protection systems including cable fretting, cable tension, cable deflections, accidental roof anchor deployment, passing of intermediate cable supports, roof sheet abrasion and roof traversing.
  • The extrusions used in RoofSafe™ Rail are manufactured from 60% recycled aluminium which helps meet many companies targets to increase the amount of recycled material in building construction.

All installed height safety systems require regular scheduled periodic inspection in accordance with the AS/NZS 1891.4.2009 Standard and manufacturers instruction.

Extract from AS/NZS 1891.4.2009, Section 9: Inspection, Maintenance and Storage: 9.1. Summary of Inspection Frequencies;

Items Reference Inspection Frequency
Anchorages – drilled-in type or attached to timber frame Clause 9.3.3. 12-monthly inspection by a height safety equipment inspector. (Note 1)
Anchorages - other types Clause 9.3.3. Frequency of inspection by a height safety equipment inspector as recommended by the manufacturer. 12-monthly inspection in the absence of such recommendation (Note 1)


Note 1: Where used in harsh conditions, more frequent inspections may be required.

Manufacturer’s Recommendation

3M, the manufacture of RoofSafe Rail, recommends 12-montly inspection once installed.  When installed in harsh conditions, e.g. in wet, dusty, abrasive, or corrosive environments, (near the ocean for example),  the system shall be inspected more frequently at twice the frequency (6-monthly).

What is included in an anchor recertification/inspection?

Anchorages shall be visually inspected for signs of deterioration which might make them unserviceable, together with any other requirements contained in the manufacturer’s instructions.

The parent structure shall also be visually inspected for modifications or deterioration which might lead to loss of anchorage strength.

Frilled-in anchorages such as friction or glued-in anchorages shall be proof testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 – Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems and Devices, Section 3 Anchorages, Clause 3.1.2(g) as part of each inspection.

What happens if an anchor fails an inspection or doesn’t gain a recertification?

In accordance with the Standards (AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 – Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems and Devices), any anchor which has arrested a fall or shows defect shall be withdrawn from service immediately and a replacement obtained if necessary.

A label indicating the condition or defect will be attached to the anchor and system before it is inspected by a height safety inspector who will device whether the equipment is to be destroyed or repaired if necessary and returned to service. In the latter case, details of any repairs will be documentary and a copy given to the building owner or manager.
Reference: (AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 – Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems and Devices – Section 9, Clause 9.5. 


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Our products are manufactured in ISO-9001 accredited factories. All systems are marked CE complaint and confirm to all relevant AS/NZS and EN standards.


  • Documents (3)
  • 3M RoofSafe Rail Product Brochure
  • 3M RoofSafe Rail Specification Guide
  • 3M DBI-SALA Horizontal Rail Safety System Warranty

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