The Best Safety Device for Steep Roofs!
How It Works
Every roof professional should have this device, it’s life saving!
Easy Set Up
This lightweight device is easy to use!
In Compliance with OSHA's subpart M
Part of an overall personal fall protection system
A Professional Opinion
No rope setup, just roll it up the slope and flip it over the ridge.
I was given the opportunity to review the HippLock climbing anchor over the last year. First let me give you a little background. I have been a property adjuster for 7 yrs and have been doing steep and high roof inspections from day 1. I have been rock climbing for the past 20 yrs also so I am no stranger to the equipment associated with fall protection.
For the first few years as an adjuster, I rarely used any fall protections. When I did, it was a time-consuming process of getting a lead line over the roof (praying the tennis ball didn’t break a window on the back side of the house), finding an anchor point on both ends of the rope, then climbing the roof. Not only does this take a lot of time, it takes a lot of rope. Protecting the ridge was also a big concern as the friction from the rope can easily cause damage to the shingles. Going off to the side of the ropes’ natural position was also problematic as this puts an extreme amount of strain on the rope which only increases the possibility of causing damage to the shingles.
Enter the HippLock. No rope setup, just roll it up the slope and flip it over the ridge. That’s it. With a rope attached you are ready to climb to the ridge. And you need only a 20-30 ft. rope rather than 150-200 ft. The device feels solid when puling on the rope and you are able to swing well off to the side of its location on the ridge to inspect for damages. My favorite part of using the HippLock is that it is easy to move from place-to-place on the roof to be able to inspect all areas. This is not easy with an over-the-top rope anchor system. There is no need to get off the roof and move anchor points. I found that after accessing the first ridge, removing the poles and resting them in the gutter made moving the HippLock from location to location very easy.
My biggest concern when using the HippLock was that it is fixed for use on a 10/12 pitch. I tested its holding power on many different pitches, including irregular pitches, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it felt just as secure on a 8/12 as it does on a 10/12. I was even able to use it on a 14/12 and it felt just as secure. No problem. Love this thing!! I can’t wait for the hip attachment to be available and try that out. It would be great to be locked onto a sturdy and solid anchor rather than wrapping the rope around a vent or attached to a gutter nail to access the hips. Don’t scoff, you’ve all done it, or at least thought about it.
The biggest concern for any adjuster is roof safety. This device keeps you firmly anchored on steep and high roofs, allows you to get more done without additional help. Leave the ladder assist behind and make more money more efficiently and safer. I recommend the HippLock to anyone that gets on 2 story and steep roofs.Peter Vogelpohl
Frequently asked questions from our customers
Find the Answers to Your Questions About the Hipp Lock
What Type of Roof is the Hipp Lock Used For?
This device is intended for temporarily anchoring personal fall protection systems on gable and hip roofs.
How many workers can use the Hipp Lock at one time?
This device is intended for only one user.
What is the weight limit of this device?
This device is safe up to a maximum weight of 300 lbs.
What is the minimum and maximum pitch?
The minimum pitch for the Hipp Lock is a 8/12 pitch (8 inches of rise over 12 inches run), the maximum pitch should be limited to a 12/12 pitch (12 inches of rise over 12 inches of run).
The Base Package
The full Hipp Lock package includes:
- Hipp Lock Hook
- 3 – 6 foot poles or 4 – 4 foot poles (your choice)
Our Simple 10 Step System
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1. Visual Inspection
Inspect the device.
2. - Visual Inspection of Roof
Inspect the area of the roof you will use to access
3. - Determine the Slope
Use a pitch gauge, inclinometer or smart level to determine the slope
4. - Install Extension Poles
Each pole should be locked in place
5. - Connect Lifeline
Connect the lifeline to the Hipp Lock frame and to the safety harness
6. - Hang the Hipp Lock
Safely hang the device from the gutter or ladder
7. - Ascend the ladder & position the Hipp Lock
Install the Hipp Lock using the push pole system. With the Hipp Lock heels down on roof, roll it to the ridge line. Position the Hipp Lock to straddle the ridge to secure it.
8. - Ascend to the Roof Peak
Confirm that the Hipp Lock is securely in place. Secure the safety line to your body harness.
9. - Use on a Gabled Roof
Lifeline must be attached to eye hole on the downward side
10. - Descend & Disconnect the Hipp Lock
Use caution before disconnecting the Hipp Lock
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