Kattsafe

FIXFAST USA is now Kattsafe

We’ve been delivering high-quality products and innovation for over 40 years and we’ve partnered closely with Sayfa in Australia for over 10 years. It was a natural evolution for us to join forces as a single global brand for height access and fall protection systems.

Bringing everything we do under one new name makes it even simpler to work with us and use our products. And behind it all, we’re still the same team, quality products, and customer service that you’ve come to expect.

High Five™

Simplify your rooftop OSHA compliance with our self-guided, 5-step roof safety program.

Installing a fall protection system is the most effective way to prevent the risk of accidents and ensure everyone gets home safe. High Five helps you do that by helping you identify problem areas on your rooftop job site and ensuring you meet the OSHA requirements.

Know the risks

Not having a proper fall prevention system in place puts you and your people at risk.

645

Fatal falls in 2020

~$25M

In lawsuits per incident

#1

Cited violation by OSHA


What are your obligations?

Whatever your role in designing, building, managing or accessing a building’s rooftop, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those onsite. Learn more about the relevant subsections of the OSHA General Industry Standards 1910 and how they could apply to you.


The High FiveTM self-guided audit

Step 1: Assess roof access systems

Roof access is where the majority of falls occur so having compliant access to a roof is paramount. Carefully assess how different areas of your roof are accessed and highlight any areas of concern.

Safe methods of access include:

Step 2: Look for fall hazards

Hazards at the access or egress point increase the risk of a fall, so it is crucial to examine any access points for potential issues. Look for areas that require difficult movements or have obstacles in the way and flag anything that presents a hazard

Systems that help reduce fall hazards include:

Step 3: Designate safe areas and walkways

Clearly defined walkway routes help ensure workers avoid fall hazards and stay on intended pathways only.

If hazards such as leading edges, skylights, pits, smoke vents, openings, and elevation changes can be identified, then designated walkway routes and guardrails should be installed to keep workers safe and away from these areas.

Step 4: Identify equipment locations

Equipment that is located within the danger zone can drastically increase the risk to maintenance workers who will need to access that equipment. Look for equipment that is within 15 ft. of a fall hazard or the leading edge on a low slope roof.

Safe systems that can be used include:

Step 5: Protect unprotected edges

Unprotected edges always pose a serious risk. If the previous steps of this program were followed, then the high-risk areas should have already been addressed.

Similarly to step 4, solutions include roof guardrail systems, warning line systems (if the task being performed is temporary and infrequent), and fall restraint and fall arrest anchors.

Download the High FiveTM OSHA compliance information sheet for more details on what to look for.

Roof Safety Audits

Our roof safety audits provide you with a comprehensive package that lays out points of concern in your facility and the steps you should take to address them.

This safety audit program utilizes our five-step approach to making a rooftop compliant and we'll work with you to understand your requirements and provide a solution for advanced roof safety.