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    Default Roof saftey ideas?

    Over the past few years we have seen the need to be properly tied down with a harness and rope to customers roofs while preforming tasks such as gutter cleaning and powerwashing.Just looking for some ideas how others are doing these services in a safe manner.What do you tie down to? Installing brackets on top of roof pitch? Taking out vents and tyeing to trusts?What safety systems does your business use? Using only ladders with steep roof lines?Just getting some new ideas, to see how to do this in a safe yet still quick fashion.There seems to be a real lack of good info that I have been able to find.Thanks
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    I like to tie off to 3-50 lb weights from the ground over the opposite side of the roof. Or a nice thick tree if its in line.
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    Great moves with the weights, however OSHA regs call for 200' strength for fall restraint, and make sure all edges are protected. Using a set of weights on both ends of the rope works pretty well also. Alows movement in both directions. Easiest achieved w/ two lanyards, do you don't have to create another connection point in transition.
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    I've been toying with the idea of ground anchors for the last few years. Screw them in and then screw them out to remove. Shouldn't cause much damage to the yard. But I know there is a lot to consider about this such as depth of anchor, hardness of ground, diamater of anchor, shape of anchor etc.

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    I've been toying with the idea of ground anchors for the last few years. Screw them in and then screw them out to remove. Shouldn't cause much damage to the yard. But I know there is a lot to consider about this such as depth of anchor, hardness of ground, diamater of anchor, shape of anchor etc.
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    I've been toying with the idea of ground anchors for the last few years. Screw them in and then screw them out to remove. Shouldn't cause much damage to the yard. But I know there is a lot to consider about this such as depth of anchor, hardness of ground, diamater of anchor, shape of anchor etc.

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    Jeff do you have any pics or video of your setup that you could post?
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    No, but will get some when we start back up in the Spring. We are still hybernating!
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    @ Rick. Screwing them into the ground? Ground that you don't know whats under it? Electric, gas, septic or water? Your taking your life in your own hands. Be careful!

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    We sometimes use our 1 ton van towing hitch, but be sure to disable the vehicle by disconnecting battery red tag the wheel with a lock out tag.

 

 
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