Retrolink - Safetylink Retro Mounted Roof Anchor

Product Code: RETRO003
What am I used for?

An abseiling anchor point designed for use on metal roofing/steel purlin structure. Installation is a simple task requiring no access from underside of the roof.

  • 316 Stainless steel construction.
  • Single Person Anchor.
  • Multi-directional fall protection.
  • Rated at 15kN.
  • For use on metal roof/steel purlin structures.
  • Fits to the pan of the roof sheeting.
  • Anchor is energy absorbing and can be used for abseiling.
  • Complies with: AS/NZS 1891.4 EN 795, CEN/TS 16415. AS/NZS 5532.

1 Rated 15kn

Multi-Directional 360

C Or Z Purlin

Rope Access

Product Information
Retrolink Roof Anchor

The SafetyLink Patented RetroLink can be installed onto a metal C or Z purlin, where no access is available from underneath the roof.

  • Easy Installation into concealed areas.
  • Fits to Steel Columns and Beams, no access is required.
  • Versatile unit accommodating any 16mm threaded component.

The anchor is an abseiling and fall arrest anchor with an unobtrusive design that requires no special tooling and minimal penetration to the roof sheeting.

The RetroTube and Washer component can also be used as a versatile unit accommodating any 16mm threaded component.

Installation is a simple process requiring only one hole to be drilled into the roof sheeting and through the purlin, a waterproofing washer combined with an o ring seals the hole.

The SafetyLink Retro Eyebolt is tested to AS NZS 5532-2013 standards and rated to 15kN. It is designed to bend like a fishing pole reducing the load back on the structure and the person attached to the anchor.

Product Components
Product Description Quantity
Retro Eyebolt: 316 Stainless Steel with o-ring 1
Retro Stainless Steel Washer with Rubber 1
Retro Stainless Steel Tube with Positioning Ties 1
16mm SS Washer (between o-ring & 50od washer) 1

(refer to appendix diagrams 2 and 3 of the Handbook)
The first RetroLink anchor point must be in a position easily and safely reached by a secured ladder or a manhole access area.

Steel purlins must be a minimum 1.2mm gauge and be correctly secured in accordance with current Australian Building Codes.

If any doubt exists with the strength of the structure an engineer should make the assessment.