Protect Workers with Safety Anchors
Harness Land fall protection anchor products connect your fall arrest system to the anchorage structure, keeping the worker secure the event of a fall. Our products offer a wide assortment of different anchors, including steel anchors, concrete anchors, roof anchor system, anchor slings and specialty anchors. All of the products that Harness Land supplies have been tested to meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI compliance laws.
As an essential element of a fall protection system, anchor points are normally installed on the roof, I-beams, columns, rebars, scaffolding, or other structural areas, and are used to connect lanyards, lifelines and other tie-offs to prevent the worker from falling. They can be as simple as a D-ring connection or as complicated as a complete lifeline system. Anchors are offered as both reusable or one-time-use, both are utilized differently dependent upon the situation.
When a direct connection does not exist, an anchorage connector must be used in its place to connect the system to the worker. It’s imperative that you choose the best anchor point and connector for the job so anyone working at height is protected. These devices must be easily accessible, capable of withstanding at least 5,000 lbs. of force per worker, and they must be elevated enough for a worker to miss contact with a lower level should a fall happen
Roof Safety Anchors
Harness Land offers a wide number of fall protection roof anchors that can be used for any type of roofing job. From static roof anchors suitable for wood, metal or concrete to temporary seam roof anchor points that can be switched around as your work area shifts.
If you’re looking for new safety solutions, why not try a swivel adaptor? Add it to your Guardian roof anchors to increase mobility and efficiency. You can also install a straddling anchor point which will protect you from falls across the peak of the roof where it’s strength is the highest. Smaller roof anchor points like those of the CB-variety feature tall posts that extend well past any roofing substrate to assure your attach point is easy to access well after construction is complete.
No matter what size job you’re facing, the choices of fall protection anchors from Harness Land meet all OSHA and ANSI compliance standards and allow you to adapt to your work area. As an added bonus, many of our roof anchors are reusable so you can take them to any roof you may be working on and they’ll perform as though you just pulled them out of the box!
Temporary vs. Permanent Anchorage Systems
Temporary anchorage connectors give workers a safe and secure anchorage point for various at-height jobs, such as general maintenance or roofing work. When in use, each Anchorage connector can only be utilized by one worker. Thankfully, temporary anchorage points are both easy to move and easy to use multiple times. Since they are designed for many different uses, the reusable anchor can be conveniently removed and reused to wherever your work area expands.
According to OSHA, all anchorages should have the ability of withstanding at least 5,000 pounds of force for any worker attached. Anchorages should be constructed, installed and utilized as only one part of a comprehensive fall arrest system.
On the other side of the same coin, we have permanent anchors, which are also built for securing a connecting device to the anchorage point to keep a worker safe from falls. The anchorage should be quickly accessed and should be located a proper distance above any lower obstacles to ensure that the worker does not sustain any impact injuries when he falls.
Like temporary anchorage points, all permanent anchorage connectors must support at least 5,000 pounds per worker, while also having a 400 pound maximum capacity. All Permanent Anchorage Connector straps have a standard length of 5 feet to ensure extra protection from dangerous jobs.
What Qualifies as a “Safe” Anchorage Point?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines the parameters for a safe anchorage point in Section 1910.66 (Appendix C) as follows:
“Anchorages to which personal fall arrest equipment is attached shall be capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee attached, or shall be designed, installed, and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a safety factor of at least two, under the supervision of a qualified person.”
“The anchorage should be rigid, and should not have a deflection greater than .04 inches (1 mm) when a force of 2,250 pounds (10 kN) is applied.”
When selecting the best anchor point, find a strong anchor to start. A steel anchor is probably your best bet if you’re searching for the strongest type of anchor. Wood is acceptable as a temporary anchor, but must be engineer-certified. Anchor bolts should also be chosen by a qualified person, as well as turnbuckles, beam clamps, plate washers and much of the other equipment that you will most likely be using on the job.
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