[TowerTalk] Roof Tower Safety

jd_hudson at comcast.net jd_hudson at comcast.net
Tue Dec 18 21:48:53 EST 2007

I spent 22 years in the fire service and we had "roof  ladders" that had 2 spring loaded hooks built in the beams of the ladder. They were used for the same purpose, hook over the ridge of the roof and give you a "secure" surface to use. If you want to see a scary ladder click on this ladder link  http://www.riotacts.com/fire/pompierladders.html  Untill a few years ago we carried one of these on our trucks

.BTW two hooks work better than 1 for stability purposes...

Be safe

retired firefighter 

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "larryjspammenot at teleport.com" <larryj at teleport.com> 

> That looks like just what I need on my steep roof, too - it has to be much safer 
> than throwing a rope over the roof and anchoring it to the deck, then pulling 
> myself up, which is what I've had to do to keep from slipping. But I know it's 
> unsafe. 
> I wonder if it's really worthwhile or even necessary to use two of them instead 
> of just one? Or would one be sufficient? 
> LJ 
> -----Original Message----- 
> >From: Just Justin 
> >Sent: Dec 17, 2007 10:39 PM 
> >To: towertalk at contesting.com 
> >Subject: [TowerTalk] Roof Tower Safety 
> > 
> >We had to find a safe solution for climbing steeps roofs to install 
> >WISP antennas. For several months I could not figure out how in the 
> >world the other guys were getting up on 45 degree 35 foot tall center 
> >hip roofs. 
> > 
> >I found some J-Hooks to attach to a 42' aluminum extension ladder. The 
> >link is: http://www.slateroofcentral.com/store_lad_hook.html 
> > 
> >They have one with and without rollers, company told me both meet 
> >applicable OSHA requirements. We place a 22 ft fiberglass ladder with 
> >standoffs against the outside wall and two guys can get the longer 
> >ladder on the roof. 
> > 
> >Don't get me started on how the other guys ground, err...don't ground 
> >their outside roof mounted antennas. 
> > 
> >-=Justin=- 
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