Roof Anchor Systems and Education

GHB Fall Protection believes that education is the first step to Fall Protection.   We want to make sure you are familiar with all Fall Protection systems so you can make an educated choice for employee safety.    The below diagram points out several roof anchor options: Wall anchors, Roof Anchors, Tie Backs, Outrigger Mobile Roof Rig, Parapet Wall Clamps & Safety Anchors.

ROOF ANCHOR DID YOU KNOW?

According to OSHA, anchorages must be capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds per employee OR shall be designed as part of a complete PFAS (Personal Fall Arrest System) which maintains a safety factor of at least two.

Fall Protection Systems

GHBF Roof Top Diagram

Horizontal Lifelines

box-horizontal-lifelinesHorizontal Lifeline Systems, also known as HLL systems, are utilized in many of the fall arrest and fall restraint systems given great utility and flexibility. Horizontal lifeline systems are common in work areas lacking overhead anchor points available for personnel tie–off. In simplest form, the horizontal lifeline consists of a cable attached to two or more anchor points on a roof-top, crane runway, bridge or outdoor construction site, or any other elevated work area that poses a fall risk to personnel.

Roof Anchors & Wall Anchors

box-wall-anchorsSingle point roof anchors are one of the most cost effective and easy to use anchors, making then an ideal solution for fall protection.   They clearly mark proper designated work areas in which a wide range of motion is not required.

 

Rail Track Systems

box-rail-track-systemRail track anchor systems are used for applications where worker needs to travel in a straight line with the ability to move up or down.  An Atrium is a perfect example where a Track system may be used to access high window cleaning.

 

 

 

 

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