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1. (WO2017156081) ROOF-MOUNTED FALL-ARREST SAFETY DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156081    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021296
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E04D 13/12
E04G 21/32
E04D 15/00
Applicants: GAINES, Vince, J.
Inventors: GAINES, Vince, J.
FRANK, Steven, M.
Title: ROOF-MOUNTED FALL-ARREST SAFETY DEVICE
Abstract:
A frame, one or more wheels rotationally attached to the frame, two or more end feet attached to opposite ends of the frame, one or more end safety tether attachments, and a flip-pole attachment. The frame straddles the roof peak so the end feet are stably positioned on opposite roof surfaces. The wheels enable the device, when flipped to its inverted position, to be rolled up and down the roof for installation and removal. The flip-pole attachment enables attachment of a flip pole for use in installing and removing the device from a ladder. And the end tether attachments enable workers to couple their safety tethers to the secured device so that if they fall their fall will be arrested for safety. In typical embodiments, an outrigger assembly is included with peak-mounting side feet for nesting on the roof peak and with side tether attachments for side attachment.