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CLADDING & SHEETING not in close contact with the purlins – the roof is FRAGILE. • If roof access is unavoidable, where possible always use a fall restraint and / or fall arrest system. If no safety line system is available or the safety line system has not got a current test certificate do not access the roof. • Before connecting to the fall restraint and / or fall arrest system check that it has been tested and certified within the last 12 months. • Check that the fall restraint and / or fall arrest system posts are not corroded: if there are signs of corrosion do NOT use and do NOT access the roof. • Before accessing any roof ensure that a specific assessment and method statement has been prepared and issued. • If in any doubt do NOT access the roof until further checks can be made by a competent person. MCRMA member companies can advise on the suitability and performance of materials, systems and assemblies which may be used within a tested and rated non-fragile roof assembly. In addition, the MCRMA Safety Lines Group has been formed to address industry concerns that the specific requirements for safe work at height – that is – access, inspection and maintenance, is still not fully understood in certain sectors of the market place. The guidance can be downloaded from the MCRMA web site at: www.mcrma.co.uk Latchways Constant Force fall protection and WalkSafe system on Kalzip standing seam roof. Image supplied courtesy of Latchways Advertisement Feature UNIFOLD SEALS THE LEAKS FOR HOMEBASE FAREHAM The Unifold gutter lining system, manufactured by Ampteam Ltd, was chosen to solve the problem of the badly leaking gutters for Homebase based in Fareham. 230 metres of Unifold plus stopends, weir’s, overflows and section changes were installed by Ampteam approved installers Avonside Roofing Company based in Letchworth. The project was straight forward with no problems or delays and was completed on time and to the client’s satisfaction. For further information on Ampteam’s Unifold Gutter Lining System and the services we offer please contact our office on 01384 252777 Web: www.gutterliners.com E-mail: unifold@ampteam.co.uk BEFORE AFTER


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