Static Line Systems

For continuous connection to a Fall Arrest System across varying roof surface elevations

Static Line Roof Safety Systems

As a complete height safety service provider, Anchor Safe specialises in the supply, installation, certification, and maintenance of static line systems. Static lines are a safe, reliable, and cost-effective fall protection solution for areas unsuitable for permanent guardrails. 

The Anchor Safe team are the leading provider and installer of roof static lines in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Albury, with over 3000 meters of static lines installed and certified annually.

Anchor Safe static line systems meet or exceed all relevant Australian standards, codes, and guidelines including AS1891.2 and AS1891.4. Experienced and independent, we pride ourselves in our quality workmanship, premium quality components, and cost-effective solutions all backed by our 10-year product & installation warranty.

For more information on static line systems or to organise a free quote, contact our friendly team. 

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  Static line roof safety system in use: A worker is connected by harness to the stainless steel static line while working on a sloping corrugated roof  An Aluminium walkway and Static line installed during height safety improvements at the Australian War Memorial  A permanently installed static line system providing safe worker access to a rooftop solar array  Customised aluminium walkway system with intergated static line for safe and convenient roof access

Static Line Features

  • Fully compliant with all relevant Australian height safety standards including AS1891.2 and AS1891.4.
  • Low profile, allowing the system to blend in with the surroundings 
  • An intermediate pass-through system removes the need to disconnect, increasing safety and convenience.
  • Suitable for horizontal, vertical, and overhead applications.
  • Attachment to a wide range of roof surfaces including roof deck, steel, timber, and concrete structures. 
  • Fall arrest rated to 22kN for multi-user capability with advanced energy-absorbing properties. 
  • Locally designed and manufactured from quality 316 stainless steel. 
  • Prefabricated, modular components ensure simple, rapid installation

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Static Line Fall Protection

Permanent static line systems for fall protection provide continuous attachment, providing a high level of safety and effective fall protection across various roof profiles and other elevated areas to which safe access is required. A properly designed static line system will allow workers to freely access everything they require without the need to ever disconnect their rope line or lanyard.

What is a Static Line?

Static lines consist of permanently mounted stanchions or anchor points that support a continuous high tensile stainless steel cable. Users are connected to the cable via a specialised harness, lanyard, and a sliding shuttle system to either prevent them from accessing a fall edge (fall restraint systems) or arrest their fall should it occur (fall arrest systems). 

Static lines can be suitable for up to 4 users at a time depending on the specific system installed, the intended use of the system, and the locations it’s installed. Static lines are suitable for horizontal, vertical, and overhead applications. Their variety of uses combined with their safety level makes static lines a common component in height safety systems in Australia.

                        Static Line Mounted on Cliplok roofing

Temporary Static Lines

Temporary static lines are practical for fall protection where permanent height safety systems are unsuitable such as during the installation of height safety systems, construction, roofing, open trenches, scaffolding, and formwork. Temporary static lines are most suitable as a fall restraint system and are generally rated for only 1 user at a time.

Temporary static lines consist of high-strength polyester webbing, to be mounted between two appropriate anchor points, and a ratchet device for tensioning the system. As with permanent systems, the user is connected to the tensioned webbing via a specialised harness and lanyard. Shop Temporary Static Lines

                        Skylotec temporary horizontal lifeline (Orange)

Static Line System Design, Installation, and Certification

Static Line System Design

The safety of any fall protection system is defined by the initial design. A poorly designed static line system can be extremely dangerous to the user and can increase the likelihood of an injury. On the other hand, an excellent system design enables workers to access areas safely that would otherwise be inaccessible as well as allowing workers to work comfortably and confidently at heights. 

Our highly experienced system design team will develop a static line system to meet the specific needs of your site. We take into account an in-depth risk assessment, the design of your building, and the type of access required to create a custom height safety solution that ensures all obligations and requirements are met.

Static Line Installation and Certification

Anchor Safe’s static line systems can be installed on metal roof decking, steel, timber, or concrete structures using a range of permanent mounting fixtures. Whether your application is for a roof-mounted system, crane runway, loading dock, on top of a truck, or anywhere else, Anchor Safe has the skill and expertise to handle your installation and ensure all height safety standards are met.

Anchor Safe is a certified preferred installer for SAYFA and Safety Link static line systems. Our dedicated team of accredited height safety installers maintain the highest levels of workmanship and professionalism to ensure your static line systems are installed and certified in line with Australian standards and codes.

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Static Line Australian Standards and Regulations

In order to meet all relevant Australian standards, regulations, codes of practice, and guidelines the following must be adhered to:

  • Static Line Systems must be designed and manufactured in accordance with requirements of Australian Standards AS/NZS1891.2:2001 and AS/NZS1891.4:2009 and relevant statutory OHS Codes of Practice/Guidelines.
  • A permanent static line must only be installed and certified by an accredited height safety technician.
  • Static lines are to be positioned so that the line is behind or above the user to minimise pendulum effects.
  • The Static line will be positioned between 2.5m to 6m from the fall edge. 
  • Users of the system must be provided with relevant information and training by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) on the safe use of the system.
  • Information regarding the type of system, installation date, the rating of the system, and the date of its last inspection and maintenance must be provided.
  • Operators of this system must be connected via an appropriate harness and a lanyard with a personal energy absorber.
  • Static lines must be inspected and recertified by a competent height safety inspector every 12 months, or 6 months in corrosive or otherwise harsh environments. 
  • In the 10th year of service, an inline pull test on the swaged ends is to be carried out for any connections on the static line system.

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Working at Heights with a Static Line System

Before Beginning

It is crucial that any person intending to use a static line system has proof of receiving appropriate training and information on how to use the height safety system safely as laid out in the standards above. Failure to do so may leave the building owner liable for any injury that occurs through incorrect use of the system.

Static Line Harness and Lanyards

A person using a static line must have appropriate PPE including a harness and lanyard that meets Australian standards. Operators of this system must be connected via a lanyard with a personal energy absorber, in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1891.1.

Anchor Safe can provide guidance on the necessary PPE equipment for proper use of the static line system and supply as necessary. 

Using a Static Line System

  1. Read the procedure manual and familiarise yourself with the specific system.
  2. Check PPE such as harness and lanyards are certified and fit for purpose. If PPE is not in a suitable condition or certification has lapsed a replacement must be obtained or work abandoned.
  3. Check the system has been certified within the past 12 months on the system sign located at the point of entry. If the system has not been certified do not use it.
  4. Check the system is in good condition, the rating of the system, and the last inspection date on the inspection tag. If the tag is missing or there are signs the system is not in optimal condition do not use it.
  5. Attach your lanyard to the static line only via the approved shuttle for the specific system in use. Double-check that the shuttle is correctly connected to the cable and in the locked position.
  6. The shuttle has been designed to provide continuous attachment eliminating the need to disconnect from the static line while working near a fall edge
  7. Never assume your lanyard length is correct. Always check your safe working line length to ensure you are in fall restraint.

Travel8 Static Line Critical System Operation Guidelines

  • Only to be used by competent persons with proof of training by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in the use of height safety and fall protection systems.
  • Operators of this system must be connected via a lanyard with a personal energy absorber, in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1891.1.
  • Travel8 static line not to be used on slopes/roof pitches exceeding 30° or used for twin rope access (abseil) applications.
  • The system must be set up so that the operator’s lanyard does not exceed 20° tension loading causing excessive load on the system.
  • Only one person to be connected to the Pilot traveller at any one time (max 120kg user weight)
  • The safety system must be recertified by a competent height safety inspector as recommended: 
    • Noncorrosive/mild environment – 12 monthly 
    • Corrosive/harsh environment – 6 monthly (more frequent inspection may be required).


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