There are several different types of rooftop anchorage connectors. These include self-retracting lifelines, welded through bolt systems, portable vacuum anchors, and reusable hinged anchors. Read on Safeguard Industries to learn more about these products and how they can help you protect yourself.
Embedded tieback anchorages
Installing Embedded Tieback Anchorages on a building’s roof is an excellent way to ensure worker safety while performing routine maintenance and repairs. They are a cost-effective and permanent fall protection solution suited for any flat roof. In addition to securing lifelines and suspending boatswain chairs, they can also be used to secure temporarily suspended access equipment. These anchorages require little maintenance and only require periodic inspections. They also require the use of harnesses, lanyards, and training.
Embedded tieback anchorages are installed at the height of 42 to 48 inches. The height of the building should be considered, as well as the height of the platform. The anchors must be secured to reinforcing steel and installed at least four to five inches above window sills.
Welded through-bolt systems
Welded through-bolt systems are a good choice for rooftop anchorage connectors because they are flexible and easy to install. They also offer added safety and flexibility for workers. In addition, these systems have a ‘Rotatable Head’ design, which allows them to be easily sealed to the roof membrane.
During installation, the mounting bracket assembly is attached to the roof. The base plate is supported by a pair of generally J-shaped anchor bolts. The anchor bolt 72 is inserted through a hole drilled into the roof or an opening 26 in the base plate. The base plate may include a wing nut 80 threaded onto the anchor.
Anchorages are critical elements in a fall protection system. They are the link between the worker and the anchorage. Anchorage connectors should be designed with 360 degree integrity. This will ensure that workers can move freely without getting pinned. These connectors also minimize the number of required anchors. Multiple installation methods are available, including through-bolt, adhesive, and weld-in-place installation. Additionally, special designs can be flush mounted.
Portable vacuum anchors
Portable vacuum anchors offer fall protection for workers in a variety of industries. These self-contained, non-penetrating anchors are easy to install and use. They are also versatile and practical, making them ideal for various applications. For example, a portable vacuum anchor can be used to anchor a mobile ladder to a skylight on an airplane or to repaint a section of a water tower. These products are suitable for virtually any smooth, non-porous surface and require no drilling or alteration.
Portable vacuum anchors are a great choice for rooftop maintenance safety. These anchors only need a clean, dry surface to attach to, making them ideal for temporary work sites. They can also be re-attached several times a day.
Reusable hinged anchors
Reusable hinged roof anchors are the perfect tool for maintaining wooden roofs. Whether your roof is flat or sloped, a reusable hinged roof anchor is easy to install using a fastener kit. The fasteners with the anchors are usually 20 16d nails or 12 1/4-inch Teck screws. Each anchor has a D-ring to help with installation, and they also have a compatible tie-off point.
Reusable hinged roof anchors can be used on metal or wood roofs. They have a bracket that holds an SRL and can swivel to allow easy mobility. Additionally, they feature a secondary D-ring that can secure a horizontal lifeline. Once installed, the anchor screws to the roof can be removed as needed for maintenance. The anchor should be replaced if it’s exposed to a fall.
Welded tieback anchorages
Welded tieback anchorages are permanent fixtures to secure scaffold hooks and safety lines to the roof. They are ideal for buildings up to 36 feet high (three stories). Welded tieback anchors come in various styles, including bolt-on, cast-in-place, epoxy-adhesive, and weld-on designs. Some styles have up to three attachment points for added safety and security.
These dependable, durable, and cost-effective tieback anchors are the permanent solution to fall protection. They are versatile and practical for a wide range of applications.