GAF announces alliance to increase safety measures for contractors
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently announced an alliance with SLATOR™, creator of a new safety device helping contractors to make the dangerous business of working on steep roofs safer and more efficient.
Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, with 39% from roof falls, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Fall protection is also the most frequently cited OSHA violation, which carries hefty fines. SLATOR™ helps to avoid these situations by offering an easier, faster, and safer way to make roof repairs on asphalt or slate shingle roofs. The sturdy metal bracket bolts to a roof to serve as a secure ladder clamp and harness anchor point.
The red SLATOR™ Roof Bracket is ANSI certified and OSHA compliant, with the ability to hold up to 5,000 pounds—roughly the weight of a rhino or small truck—from a rooftop. The blue SLATOR-Mini™ is a smaller ladder clamp without the anchor feature.;
“We invented the SLATOR™ to help us work better, work safer, and work faster on steep slate and asphalt shingle roofs,” says SLATOR™ inventor Ronny Roseveare, a 20-year roofer and remodeler. “We’re very excited about our alliance with GAF and look forward to offering enhanced fall protection to GAF Master Elite®, Master SelectTM, Certified™ and MasterTM Contractors across the country.
GAF Master Elite® and -Certified™ Contractors enjoy a 10% discount on the SLATOR™ and free shipping on any order over $140.00. Purchases before 10/20/15 get 20% off plus free shipping on every order! Go directly to the SLATOR™ website for more information at http://www.slator-usa.com/. GAF Factory-Certified Contractors can contact GAF’s CCP team for pricing and ordering information by dialing 1-888-532-5767.
About GAF Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides excellent durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with excellent durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.