Roof Jockey
* RoofJockey™ is a registered brand of RIGCOM Group Pty Ltd.

Designed and manufactured exclusively by Hi-Rise, RoofJockey™ is a portable, lightweight needle system designed to provide safe access for industrial abseiling teams working at height.

Constructed from high-strength aircraft-grade aluminium, it provides a rope access attachment point on buildings without pre-existing anchor points. With an outreach that extends over parapets and balustrades, it prevents damage to either the building or the technician’s ropes.

It can also be used as a materials lifting device, which is particularly useful when replacing glass windows, as RoofJockey™ can lift them into position along the exterior face of a building.

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A versatile solution

Highly flexible, RoofJockey™ is particularly useful in locations where anchor points or davit systems are unsuitable. It eliminates the need for an expensive height safety system to be permanently installed onto a roof, as it can be maneuvered around the perimeter of the roof space depending on where maintenance or inspection work needs to occur.

Most units can be dismantled into small compact components for ease of transport and storage.

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Why use RoofJockey™

RoofJockey™ is particularly useful in locations where:

  • balustrades or parapets cannot support a rope load;
  • a roof or balcony is publicly accessed, making permanent systems such as anchors or davit arms unsuitable as they either impact aesthetics or present a potential trip hazard;
  • the height safety system needs to service a large area, making a permanent system cost prohibitive.
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Custom engineered for each project

Designed and manufactured by Hi-Rise, units can be customised to suit specific site requirements. Limitless dimensions and outreach capacities are available, and variations can be made to the backleg length, outreach capacity and weight depending on roof accessibility, roof substrate; space constraints; parapet clearance height and ongoing maintenance requirements.

Available in a natural, anodized or powder-coated finish, each RoofJockey™ can also be colour-matched to specification.

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Tested for your safety

Designed and tested to comply with AS/ NZS 5532, each RoofJockey™ is load tested in the Hi-Rise factory prior to installation and comes with an independent engineering certificate and manual to explain setup, usage and configuration. An annual inspection, testing and re-certification service is also available.

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RoofJockey™ can be used for many specialist applications, including:


Why RoofJockey™?

  • Significant cost savings over conventional davit systems
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to operate, with quick repositioning for multiple rope drops
  • Proven safety record
  • Easily manoeuvrable
  • Complies with AS/NZS 4488.1 and 2 Industrial Rope Access Systems and AS/NZS 1891.4 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems & Devices – Selection, Use and Maintenance
  • Tested to AS/NZS5532 – Manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor device used for harness-based work at height.
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