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26th September 2010

Checkmate Safety weigh in with their new ecoAnchor

Following on the heels of their new Xcalibre 18 fall arrest block, Checkmate Safety’s latest advancement in height safety equipment is the ecoAnchor, a mobile man anchor manufactured from rubber for roofs and other structures.

The device is a totally unique concept using renewable resources for both manufacture and installation. Designed and built in the UK by Checkmate Safety, a specialist designer and manufacturer of height safety equipment.

The patented ecoAnchor is suitable for use on many different roof types and up to 15 degrees pitch, keeps roof loadings to a minimum and is fully tested and certified to EN795 class E. The ecoAnchor when empty weighs just 8kgs and fits into a small bag for easy transportation to the top of a building, all that is required is a water supply for a simple rapid installation making it particularly suitable for infrequent maintenance operations.

It is already being received to wide acclaim with huge interest across the globe already and is another innovation keeping Checkmate Safety at the forefront of height safety. Dusty Hawkins, Director of Sales and Marketing at Checkmates’ partner in the US, FallTech said “During the recent American Society of Safety Engineers exhibition in San Antonio, Texas 80% of all the leads generated at the show involved interest in the ecoAnchor and they recently had the opportunity to demonstrate the ecoAnchor on the US Capitol building.