SafetyLink FrogLink Anchor Point

A surface mounted roof & height safety anchor point for use on metal roofs where access to timber is difficult. Will arrest from any direction.

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Specs & Details

  • Key features
  • Technical Information
  • Recertification Requirements

FrogLink Anchor Point is constructed of stainless steel components and designed to be fixed onto a metal roof surface with a minimum BMT of 0.42mm, or plywood roof surface with a minimum thickness of 15mm.

HOW IT IS USED

The FrogLink anchor provides a secure connection point for a fall protection system designed to stop a person from injuring themselves when there is a fall from height.

HOW IT WORKS

Safetylink FrogLink Anchors patented design absorbs energy. In the event of a fall, the anchors absorb the energy, reducing the risk of injury to the user and damage to the structure. Indication of deployment; energy-absorbing regions are expanded, signals the Frog Link should be replaced. 

PERFORMANCE

Conforms to AS/NZS 1891.2:2001 - Anchor-arrest systems and devices - Horizontal lifeline and rail systems safety standards, AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 - Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Selection, use, and maintenance safety standards, designed for and tested on most roof types, has been designed to withstand a 15kN load. All anchors are certified to the requirements of AS/NZS 5532 as a single-person fall arrest anchor point able to sustain a force of 15kN.


 

INSTALLATION

All roof anchors are required to be installed by a competent person and recertified annually or more frequently as required or if used in highly corrosive environments. Further details can be obtained from AS/NZS 189.4:2009 or by contacting PBI Height Safety.

MAINTENANCE

As per AS/NZS 1891.4 the Safetylink FrogLink Anchor must be certified every 12 months by a qualified height safety equipment inspector. All of the exposed materials in the system have been specified as naturally corrosion-resistant, or have been coated with sacrificial coatings to prevent oxidization of the base material. It is important to consider that in some environments the system may need to be cleaned to gain the best possible life expectancy from the materials.

WARRANTY

SafetyLink warrants that at the time of shipment, products manufactured by them will be free from defects in material and workmanship. In absence of a modified written warranty, the company agrees to make good of any such defects by repairing the same or at the companies option by replacement, for a period of 1 year from the date of shipment. 

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

SafetyLink, the manufacture of FrogLink Anchor Points, recommend 12-montly inspection once installed.  Anchors installed in harsh conditions, e.g. in wet, dusty, abrasive, or corrosive environments, (near the ocean for example), 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.

Resources

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  • SafetyLink FrogLink Product Flyer
  • SafetyLink FrogLink Installation Guide
  • SafetyLink FrogLink Product Sheet
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