TERMS AND CONDITIONS...ATTENTION!
By accepting delivery of any SLATOR, LLC product, a binding agreement is created. If these terms and conditions are not suitable to you, you have the right to cancel your order by rejecting delivery in a timely manner and returning the unused goods to SLATOR, LLC.
We aim to give you all relevant information regarding your rights and obligations as a consumer. We care for our customers, and ask that you please read these terms carefully. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.
Contact information is located on our website: www.slator-usa.com.
ALL USERS OF THIS PRODUCT ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND APPLICABLE LAW.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names found on any SLATOR, LLC product or its packaging are the trademarks or registered trademarks of SLATOR, LLC. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of these marks is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by SLATOR. All materials contained on the www.slator-usa.com website are subject to the ownership rights of SLATOR, LCC. Customer shall have no right to copy or use any of SLATOR’s intellectual property without written consent.
90 Day Limited Warranty
SLATOR warrants only to the original purchaser of this product from a SLATOR-authorized seller or distributor that this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for 90 days after the date of purchase. SLATOR, LLC, at its sole option and discretion, shall repair or replace the defective unit covered by this warranty. Please retain the dated sales receipt as evidence of the original purchaser’s date of purchase. You will need it for any warranty service. In order to keep this limited warranty in effect, the product must have been handled and used as prescribed by the instructions accompanying this product. This limited warranty does not cover any damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, or negligence. This limited warranty is non-transferable and does not apply to any purchaser who bought the product from a seller or distributor not authorized by SLATOR, LLC, including but not limited to purchases from Internet auctions. This warranty does not affect any other legal rights that you may have by operation of law.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SLATOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY MAY NONETHELESS EXIST BY OPERATION OF LAW, ANY SUCH WARRANTY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE DURATION REQUIRED BY SUCH LAW.
SOME STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INTENDED USE/PURPOSE
The Original SLATOR Roof Bracket and the SLATOR-mini should only be installed by a competent roofer with the knowledge, experience, and ability to locate rafters and securely fasten the brackets. Failure to securely attach either device significantly increases the risk of serious injury and/or death. Inspect for damage and proper installation before every use. Damaged, fatigued, or heavily stressed brackets must be discarded immediately. Always apply the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding a ladder’s maximum weight-bearing capability and never use your ladder on a steeper incline than the manufacturer suggests. THIS DEVICE IS NOT INTENDED FOR ANY USE OR PURPOSE OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY ADVERTISED BY SLATOR, LLC
PRODUCT COMPLIANCE AND SUITABILITY
When properly installed and used as described, the Original SLATOR Roof Bracket meets or exceeds OSHA 1926, 1910, and ANSI Z359.1 requirements for fall protection anchors. The SLATOR-mini is not an anchor point for fall protection.
Local jurisdictions have varying laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances governing the construction, installation, and/or use of products for a particular purpose. SLATOR, LLC does not guarantee compliance or suitability of its products with any state or local law, code, regulation, or ordinance, nor does SLATOR accept responsibility for individual customer installation and/or use of any product.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By accepting these terms and conditions, you acknowledge, accept, and agree that roofing involves inherent risks including, but not limited to: all manner of injuries resulting from falling, rope abrasions or entanglement, failure or misuse of harnesses, and negligent or accidental actions of other people.
SLATOR, LLC DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF PRODUCT MISUSE, IMPROPER PRODUCT SELECTION, IMPROPER INSTALLATION, PRODUCT MODIFICATION, MISREPAIR, OR MISAPPLICAITON.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THIS PRODUCT, AS PROVIDED HEREIN, IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. SLATOR, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, RENTAL OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT, DOWNTIME, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY, INCLUDING WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, OR TORT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TERM OF ANY LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, OR IN THE EVENT THAT ANY LIMITED WARRANTY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, IN NO EVENT WILL SLATOR’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT.
SOME STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event of litigation, both parties agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall apply and both parties shall consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Lynchburg in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or in the event of diversity of citizenship, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Both parties expressly waive a trial by jury.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SLATOR, LLC, its members, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Our best safety practice is having our workers trained for the task at hand, not rush, not become distracted, and remain attentive to their safety, potential hazards, others who might come into a danger zone. We embrace “If we can’t do it safely, then we haven’t yet prepared for the job”, and “If we can give ourselves safe access, then our talents can truly be transferred to the job at hand, and that’s really, what our clients want.”
These roofing practices with SLATOR products have kept us working safely so far, we recommend you review them, and then modify them to suit your own needs, environment and risk tolerance.
1. Examine and prepare the site for any hazards such as uneven or slippery terrain, power lines, objects that might impale us if we should fall, objects that could be hit or broken by a falling object. We place our ladders on firm surfaces and secure them with straps to prevent them from moving. We “quarantine” the area below where we are working with caution tape so that people will not accidentally walk into an area that might have falling objects…nails, hammers, slate, etc…
2. We use fiberglass ladders whenever the ladder can come within falling distance of a power line. We use ladder “stand-offs” whenever possible to help keep the top of the ladder more stable. We use scaffolding with guard rails and set up a workstation high near the work area whenever reasonable.
3. We secure the SLATOR, and SLATOR-mini firmly with (6) ¼” lag screws or high strength ledger timber locks whenever possible, making certain to use the holes in the SLATORS and not just the slots. Fastening through the slots only WILL NOT keep the SLATOR firmly in place. We use fasteners long enough to embed at least 2" through the sheathing into the roof rafter. For the SLATOR, or SLATOR-mini positioned at the bottom of the ladder, 3 of our 6 fasteners go through the clamping bracket and the base bracket. We only fasten into solid, undamaged wood! OSB is not “solid wood”. Roof rafters are solid wood. YOU MUST USE NEW FASTENERS FOR EACH INSTALLATION. Metal fatigues; re-using fasteners weakens them and is hazardous!
4. We always strive to have our “tie-off” point above us and use (2) SLATORS per ladder and tie-off to the highest one. We keep our fall protection rope as tight as possible to decrease our “free-fall” distance and reduce the potential impact shock to our tie-off point and worker. Oftentimes, we will throw a “healthy” rock climbing rope over the ridge of the roof and secure it to a tree as an anchoring point so that we can have a tie-off point above us while we climb the ladder that SLATOR is securing.
5. Once our first SLATOR or SLATOR-mini is secured with (3) or more proper fasteners through the upper portion of the bracket and will not move, we set our ladder into the cradle, slide the clamping mechanism into place so that the interlocking tabs of the clamping bracket completely penetrate the bottom bracket. We then hold the clamping bracket tightly against the ladder rung and tighten the (2) 1/4-20 bolts snugly so that the clamping mechanism will not move. We then place (3) fasteners through the clamping bracket and the base bracket until they firmly seat 2" into a roof rafter. If the ladder cannot move, we can then safely ascend the ladder to install a higher anchor for fall protection.
6. We use the SLATOR products to gain safer access to the ridge so that we can install an OSHA compliant ridge anchor. On access and inspection jobs or small repair jobs requiring minimal time on the roof and where securing a ridge anchor exposes us longer to the risks of falling than if we did the repair, we remain “tied-off” to the highest securely mounted SLATOR with minimal slack and no more than one person per SLATOR.
May you have safe and meticulous roofing experience! Ronny Roseveare