Construction contractors working across the south of England had fresh reasons to invest in man anchors over the weekend, as the Met Office issued amber alerts of strong winds and heavy rain.
While some projects are halted completely in severe weather conditions, others are on a fixed deadline – with work on the Olympic Park in London one high-profile example of where the final delivery date cannot be missed.
For such contracts, man anchors can keep people working at high elevations, without putting their safety at risk in gusty wind conditions.
On Friday, it was the whole southern half of England, along with Wales, where westerly and south-westerly gales were expected to hit.
“”The public should be aware that some damage to trees is likely, and that disruption to travel and outdoor activities could also occur,”” the Met Office warned on Thursday afternoon.
Winds were expected to ease by Friday afternoon, but with more regions of low pressure lying off the coast, the unsettled conditions could continue for some time.
By installing man anchors on roofs where individuals need to work, construction contractors can complement any roof rails that are in place around the edge of the elevated surface, and further safeguard their employees against injury.