Safeguarding Heights: Your Guide Temporary Anchor Points

Safeguarding Heights: Your Guide Temporary Anchor Points


In the realm of construction and maintenance, safety at heights is a key consideration for employers and their workforce. Here in New Zealand our government places a significant emphasis on height safety regulations. As a responsible employer or contractor, it’s imperative to invest in the right equipment to ensure the well-being of workers. Among these essential tools are temporary anchor points. Let’s delve into their significance and the benefits they offer in safeguarding lives and livelihoods in New Zealand.


Understanding Temporary Anchor Points

Temporary anchor points serve as crucial components of fall protection systems. They are designed to provide a secure attachment point where an anchor is required for a temporary period of time in a location that does not need to be revisited that will allow workers to perform tasks at heights safely. These anchor points are can be attached to structures using various methods from screw fix steel deck roofing, clamp on clip lock roofing systems through to clamp on sheet metal roof anchors offering a stable connection for workers to tie off and work safely. As the name suggests, temporary anchor points are not meant to be permanently attached. They allow flexibility in how, where and when they are placed and are a great option for workers that need an anchor point in a variety of locations for a short period.


Importance of Height Safety in New Zealand

New Zealand boasts a vibrant construction industry, with projects ranging from residential developments to infrastructure expansions. With such dynamic growth comes the need for stringent safety measures, especially concerning work at heights. The country’s regulatory framework, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, underscores the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of workers in all industries.


Benefits of Temporary Anchor Points

  • Enhanced Safety Measures: Temporary anchor points significantly reduce the risk of falls from heights, mitigating the potential for injuries and fatalities.
  • Versatility in Applications: These anchor points can be used across various industries and settings, including construction sites, maintenance projects, and other industrial work.
  • Flexibility: Temporary anchor points can be used in temporary situations and can be reused as long as they are in spec and haven’t been used in a fall.
  • Compliance with Regulations: By implementing temporary anchor points, employers demonstrate their commitment to adhering to height safety regulations, thereby avoiding penalties and legal repercussions.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Investing in temporary anchor points proves cost-effective in the long run, as they contribute to preventing accidents and associated expenses, such as medical bills and downtime.
  • Ease of Installation and Removal: Temporary anchor points are designed for ease of use, allowing for quick installation and removal as project requirements evolve.


Types of Temporary Anchor Points we Stock

NZ Access stocks a range of temporary anchor points to suit your needs:

  • Zero Anchor-To-Go - Temporary Sheet Metal Roof Anchor
    A simple and effective primary anchor for access into sheet metal roofs
    View and buy here >
  • Templink 5000 - Safetylink Temporary Roof Anchor
    For use where an anchor is required for a temporary period of time in a location that does not need to be revisited
    View and buy here >


Choosing the Right Temporary Anchor Points

When selecting temporary anchor points, it’s essential to consider factors such as the type of work being performed, the structural integrity of the installation surface, and compliance with safety regulations. Get in touch with the NZ Access height safety expert team - we can help ensure that you choose the most suitable anchor points for your specific requirements.


In New Zealand’s bustling construction and maintenance sectors, safety at heights is non-negotiable. Temporary anchor points play a pivotal role in enhancing safety measures, providing workers with the confidence to perform their duties efficiently and securely. By prioritising the implementation of temporary anchor points, employers uphold their commitment to safeguarding lives and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace.