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
  • Installation & Fixing Details
  • Recertification Requirements

SafetyLink’s patented surface mounted FrogLink has set a new benchmark in the field of height safety. This revolutionary all in one unit has been designed to attach to all metal roof profiles with a single row of attachment holes. This unique configuration makes it a fast simple unit for installation, fall protection whilst working at heights.

Its low profile reflective design is a plus for any commercial or residential enterprise wanting to maintain an aesthetically pleasing façade.

The FrogLink can be fixed to a corrugated sheet metal, trimdek, kliplok and a multitude of other metal roof sheeting materials, can be used for domestic or commercial use.

The FrogLink doesn't just look good; its dynamic design reduces the load back onto the structure and person attached to the anchor. The FrogLink™ is rated to 15kN, tested and manufactured in accordance with Australia and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1891.4 and European BS EN 795:2012, CEN/TS 16415:2013.

KEY FEATURES
  • Fast simple installation.
  • 316 Stainless steel construction.
  • Multi-directional fall protection.
  • Designed to suit all roof profiles with a single row of attachment holes for the rivets.
  • Install using 7 x 8mm bulbtite rivets, RV6605-9-6W (Drill Size 7.8-8.2mm, 27.7mm length, 1.0-9.5mm grip range, Aluminium).
  • Single person energy absorbing anchor, rated at 15kN.
  • Complies with: AS/NZS 1891.4, AS/NZS 5532-2013, EN 795:2012, CEN/TS 16415:2013, ANSI Z359.18 and OSHA1926.502.

The first FrogLink must be in a position easily and safely reached by a secured ladder or a manhole access point.

Access to underside of roof is not required. It is recommended the FrogLink be installed to the top of the roof sheeting profile, where this is not practical the FrogLink may be installed into the pan away from debris. cured ladder or a manhole access point.

Live Load on Anchors: The FrogLink anchor is best suited to roof pitches up to 30 degrees. For over 30 degrees FrogLink’s should be used in conjunction with other access methods to ensure no live loading.

Note: These anchors are not abseil anchors and therefore if they are subjected to a live load this may trigger the energy absorbing regions.

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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  • Documents (3)
  • SafetyLink FrogLink Product Flyer
  • SafetyLink FrogLink Installation Guide
  • SafetyLink FrogLink Product Sheet
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