Roof Anchors For Fall Protection and Facade Access

Flexible Lifeline Systems Tie-Back Anchors have long been recognized for their quality and durability. Our engineers have developed a range of rooftop tieback anchors to provide safe, practical and permanent anchorage solutions for window washing, building maintenance and facade maintenance. Cost effective and proven, Flexible Lifeline Systems roof tieback anchors are used for fall protection and a wide range of suspended access applications. The roof anchor provides an ideal fall protection anchor for rope descent systems where specific use and height restrictions apply and where workers are operating suspended roof powered platforms and self powered platforms on permanently installed davits and temporary rigging equipment, or anywhere leading edge hazards exist.

Roof Anchor Effectiveness

Our tieback anchor system provides an ideal safety solution when any of the following are needed:

  • Lifeline anchorage for workers operating on self powered or roof powered platforms and stages.
  • Independent fall protection anchors for window washing davit systems, building and facade maintenance systems.
  • Fall protection anchor where leading edge hazards exist
  • Rooftop tieback anchor for temporary rigging equipment
  • Rope descent system anchor where specific use and height restrictions apply
Roof Anchor Installation

Roof Anchor Installation

Whether its equipment only or full system design and installation, Flexible Lifeline Systems provides what you need.

  • Parts Supply — The most common designs are in stock and ready to ship. Rapid production and delivery is available on non-stock items.
  • Architectural and Engineering Service — FLS takes the pain out of system design by doing all the layout and specification for you. Let us assist you with drawings, documentation and specifications for new-build or retrofit systems.
  • Turnkey Design and Installation — We’re a one-stop shop offering consultation, engineering, design, installation, inspection and certification of rooftop tieback anchors.
Roof Anchor Applications

Roof Anchor Applications

Use in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and standards on roofs for independently securing worker’s lifelines, suspension of boatswain (bosun) chairs or tieback of suspended access equipment such as:

  • Outrigger Beams
  • Window Washing Equipment
  • Permanently Installed Davit System
  • Roof Powered Platform
  • Self Powered Platform
  • Building Maintenance System
  • Facade Maintenance System

Advantages of Our Roof Anchor Tieback Systems

Proven Design

Tieback Anchors are used to provide a safe working environment for building maintenance workers in thousands of installations around the world.

Cost Effective

Without sacrificing safety, FLS Tieback Anchors are an economical choice compared to many alternative solutions.

Simple to Use

Tie back anchors are easy to understand and use resulting in increased worker productivity.

Annual Inspection of Tieback Anchors

Anchors are required to be inspected annually by a qualified person with the inspection date, name of the inspector, his signature and company plus any comments recorded in the building facade maintenance equipment log book. FLS provides nationwide inspection service for tieback anchors, monorail systems and trolleys, davit systems, self-powered platforms & BMU’s. This recertification is under direct supervision of a registered professional engineer.

Tieback Anchor Fall Protection Case Studies

Texas A&M Rooftop Tieback Anchors

Rooftop tieback anchors were needed to facilitate a window washing system for Texas A&M University.

Chamberlin Case Study

Flexible Lifeline Systems designed, supplied, and installed 32 Tieback Anchors, one 280 feet Multi Span Lifeline System, and one FlexGuard Portable safety railing.

George Steel/Caresource Office Building Case Study

FLS Engineers provided an OSHA compliant system that includes horizontal lifeline systems along with strategically placed tieback anchors to accommodate window washing personnel.

OSHA Compliant Fall Protection Anchors

Our tieback anchors conform to all U.S. standards, state labor and safety codes and materials standards relating to anchor fabrication, window cleaning and other suspended maintenance operations. Conformance includes ASME, ASME A 120.1, IWCA I 14.1, OSHA 1910.66, CALOSHA, AISC, AWS, and other references.

• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 Powered platforms for
building maintenance
• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.140 Personal fall
protection systems
• Cal/OSHA Title 8 Regulations Section 3291
Permanent roof top installations
• ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety
• ANSI Z359.18 Safety requirements for
anchorage connectors for active fall protection
• ANSI/AISC 360-16 Specification for Structural
Steel Buildings

• CSA Z271 Safety code for suspended
• CSA Z91 Suspended equipment operations
• Z259.15 Anchorage connectors
• Z259.16 Design of active fall protection systems
• Canada Occupational Health and Safety
Regulations (Part XII).

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