What To Know About A Permanent Roof Anchor

permanent roof anchor

A permanent roof anchor is a commonly seen installation that is pretty simple to look at all in all. The system comprises a series of basic u-bars placed in strategic positions at the top of a building to allow access over the edge. These fairly plain designs allow for a sturdy, life-saving anchorage into the wall and ideal placement for lines to be connected to. A range of factors needs to be considered when designing and manufacturing these elements in the way that we do. Understanding your need for these devices and ensuring they are being used for the right reasons, these elements are made to handle a specified or task load. A single line system will have a maximum load capacity set with a straight upward and downward range of motion. The system is to protect the people who otherwise may be exposed to a fall and, as such, much be made to take on the expected weight of the task at hand. Read on to find out more about these life-saving devices. 

The System

These life-saving systems are designed to handle a single line and harness going down the side of a building. This solution is used in many maintenance and construction situations and some rescue situations. These installations ensure a secure point to anchor the lion to at all times. When completing regular maintenance tasks, these installations will be commonplace and ensure that every worker on-site has adequate fall protection when working at the highest. As part of larger systems used in these environments, this is one important piece of the puzzle to keeping your workers safe on-site at all times. Several posts will be placed around the top of the roof, connected in many ways depending on your specific setting. Some popular options include welding to an i-beam, casting in place, bolting through the structure, adhesive bolts and wrapping around a beam. Once we have established the best way to approach these installations, you must consider the sizing you will need. With a range of sizes to match the specifics of your building, they can be thinner or thicker, longer or shorter, all aimed at accommodating our needs. Once all elements are in place, you can get a safe and secure way to protect your workers from falls. 

Application & Use

All of these products and designs serve a single purpose, and that is to protect your workers from falling when working at a height. Used in several ways in different environments, they are often seen for regular maintenance on buildings. Building owners are required to provide workers and contractors with a workplace free from hazards, and this would include the potential risks faced when working at a height. Exterior window washing can pose many risks and cannot be done without the proper safety equipment and anchor points. In window cleaning specifically, a minimum of two anchors will be used for each worker. One is focused on supporting the worker and their line harness, while the other anchorage point will take the weight of suspended equipment needed to complete the task at hand. This system may also be used as part of a horizontal lifeline system in which a cable is passed through or connected to these points for added security on the line. 

A Beneficial System

When you have the right protective elements fitted for your building, you can ensure you are up to every building code and not at risk of putting our staff in danger. As a system that is used regularly, it must be sturdy and stable, with experts to fit it most securely. With our services, you can benefit from a reliable team providing steadfast products to you. This is an investment in the safety of your business.

You can ensure that any work or maintenance needed won’t be hindered by the incorrect elements when you have a permanent roof anchor. With the right products installed, you can safely conduct maintenance and building-related tasks without worry or concerns for safety. When you have these integral fall protection systems in place, you can protect your workers and yourself from any occupational hazards. Contact us today to find out more about these solutions.