SFS’ New Soter II Fall Protection System saves lives, rooftops and money

  • 4 Mar 2019

Fall protection equipment specialist SFS has redeveloped its class-leading fall arrest and work restraint solution with the new Soter™ II.

The system allows users to safely work at height, with no restrictions to their movement, significantly reducing damage to the roof in the event of a fall.

Fitted to the outer roof skin, Soter™ II uses innovative shock-absorbing technology to spread and dissipate the shock load of a multi- or single-user fall.

Key to this technology is a unique patented energy absorbing coil, which deploys and limits the forces developed during free-fall.

James Gooder, Business Manager at SFS Fall Protection, commented: “Many fall arrest systems on the market are designed to protect users as the priority, but there is lesser consideration for the roof and the damage that can be done if there’s a fall.

“What we have developed is a system which not only protects the user but is also able to reduce the impact of damage to the roof. This then decreases the chance of having to repair or re-install the roof skin.”

The guided fall protection system allows for up to 4 users to move freely whilst connected to the line, eliminating the need to disconnect from the system and compromise their safety in any way.

Soter™ II is designed around a CE-marked Slyder device that can pass freely over all brackets & corner attachments.

Additionally, users can gain access and egress anywhere along the system and avoid the need for expensive entry/exit terminals.

To help with whole life costs, the Soter™ II is also manufactured as two separate parts, a modular post and universal base plate.

If the post is deployed accidentally, only the post needs to be replaced if the base plate remains intact.

The base plate is designed to cover most, if not all standard applications and has been tested with trapezoidal, composite, standing-seam and bituminous & single ply roof systems.

James Gooder added: “As major roofing manufacturers develop profiles of lighter weight and insulation of greater thickness, the Soter™ II Horizontal Lifeline system has been designed to complement these advances without compromising structural integrity or user safety.

“Using fully stainless-steel components ensures longevity and protection from corrosion. All seals are made from EPDM or NBR which ensures chemical and corrosion resistance, and lifetime waterproofing.

“We can also offer extended warranty to provide total peace of mind to specifiers, installers and users.”

For installers, Soter™ II’s installation time can be brought down even further by using SFS’s sleeve fastener fixings, as opposed to using traditional toggle fixings.

A fully thermally broken fastening system, installers can quickly and efficiently secure the base plate to the roof.


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Phone number : +44 (0)330 0555 888
Email : [email protected]

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