Types of Rooftop Fall Protection

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Suspended Access

Who's it for?

Window washers and building facade maintenance workers most commonly use suspended access fall protection.

What does it do?

Suspended access fall protection gives users safe access to the sides of buildings. It is a two-part system that provides equipment for the primary support of the worker, as well as a secondary fall arrest system.

Examples

A davit arm that extends from a rooftop to support a powered platform or anchorages for rope descent systems are examples of suspended access fall protection.
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Rooftop Access

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs rooftop access—facility engineers, HVAC technicians, or other maintenance crews are just a few examples.

What does it do?

Rooftop access fall protection uses a harness, lanyard, and an engineered anchorage to provide a travel restraint and fall arrest system and keep workers safe while working on the roof.

Examples

A horizontal lifeline system can be installed on a rooftop so a worker may clip into the system using a harness and lanyard. This allows them to have safe and hands-free movement along the length of the lifeline system.
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Overhead Fall Protection

Who's it for?

Overhead fall protection is used in interior and exterior applications, for instance where rolling stock is loaded, tarped, or maintained.

What does it do?

Overhead fall protection minimizes the distance needed to arrest a fall and is the optimal solution to situations when there is minimal fall clearance.

Examples

Inside an airplane hangar, an overhead system can provide an OSHA compliant and user-friendly fall protection system over the wings and fuselage, all while taking into consideration the challenges associated with minimal fall clearance.
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Passive Fall Protection

Who's it for?

Anyone working at height, including rooftop workers, construction workers, or maintenance crews, can be safely protected by guardrails.

What does it do?

A guardrail meets all of OSHA’s requirements for safety at height, with no training or special equipment required.

Examples

A guardrail can be fixed, modular, or portable. It can be installed along the perimeter of a roof, on a balcony, around a skylight, a roof hatch, or used at a temporary worksite.

About Fall Protection

A serious risk

In 2016, OSHA increased the fine for fall protection violations by 80% to $12,600 per citation. Still, in 2019, fall protection violations remained number one on OSHA’s list of most frequent citations for the eighth year in a row. Falls are still one of the leading causes of traumatic workplace injury in the United States. According to OSHA, individuals exposed to a fall of four feet or greater are at risk, and the law requires that facility owners and managers provide protection for these workers.

What is fall protection?

Fall protection is far more than beams, anchors, and bolts. It is a complete system designed for a specific application. Rooftop Anchor provides these solutions from concept to completion, for both new buildings and retrofit projects. We work with you to develop and maintain effective rooftop fall protection systems that comply with current OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
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Axis Anchorage Products

These products allow free pivot motion off of a single or multiple anchor points. These products may be required for suspended or rooftop access and can prevent a worker from reaching an unprotected edge while working at height. Axis Anchorage Products typically require site-specific engineering.
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Linear Access Solutions

These products provide maximum protection when lateral movement is necessary. This product category contains solutions for suspended access, rooftop access, and overhead fall protection.
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Sector Safety Systems

These are passive protection devices designed to set boundaries within which individuals may work safely without the need for additional training, harnesses, or rigging.

Services

Rooftop Anchor doesn’t just sell equipment. We work with customers from concept to completion to meet their specific needs. As your full-service fall protection partner, we provide these services:

Design

Our engineering team provides complimentary design services to specify proper fall protection systems for your project. We work regularly with architects to incorporate code compliant solutions into structural drawings.

Manufacturing

Our products are created at our state-of-the-art plant in Heber City, Utah. Each of our systems is tested and certified by professional engineers, and guaranteed to meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI, and ASME standards.

Installation

Rooftop Anchor’s certified specialists will work with your project manager onsite to install anything from our line of fall protection systems. Our crew brings years of experience in both new construction and retrofit projects.

Training

Worker and contractor training is required by law, and we are committed to assisting our customers with user safety. The Rooftop Anchor team keeps current on all regulatory changes, and we gladly provide training to the users of our products.

Testing and Certification

Our engineers provide testing and certification of rooftop systems to make your building compliant with the latest codes and standards.

Annual Inspections

Our annual inspection service keeps your fall protection systems code compliant year after year. Our team of qualified experts ensures compliance with all OSHA inspection requirements and to keep product warranties in effect.