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Anchor Points

Rooftop Safety Anchor Points

Anchor Points for Fall Protection

In any active fall protection system, careful consideration must be taken in determining a suitable anchorage point for tying off. Single point anchors can be used in a variety of tasks and applications. The important considerations for single anchorage points are as follows:

  • Does the anchor point provide full and safe access in the work area? Anchor points can often unknowingly be misused. Going too far away from the anchor point and creating dangerous swing fall situations must be avoided.
  • Is the anchor in a place that allows for sufficient fall distance to arrest or prevent the fall? An overhead anchor point is typically preferred over a foot level anchor point to minimize fall distances.
  • Is the anchor point going to be used for suspended access or window washing? If so, there are special strength requirements for these types of anchors that may exceed a standard fall arresting anchor point.
  • Is the structure the anchor point is attached to capable of supporting the required loads? Improvised or non-certified anchor points must be able to withstand 5,000 lbs. FLS Certified anchors points are typically engineered to much lower load requirement, allowing the use of anchor points on structures that ordinarily might be insufficient.
  • How do I access an anchor point safely? Getting to a tie off point safely is just as important as doing the work safely. Evaluating the work path to ensure and ensuring that the user can tie off safely before being exposed to the fall hazard is essential. Sometimes this may require the use of taglines or other devices that allow the user to tie off before climbing or accessing the fall hazard area.
  • Who is qualified to design a certified anchor point system? A qualified person, typically a structural engineer with experience in the design of fall protection systems, should be the only person designing certified anchorage points.

Flexible Lifeline Systems are experts in the design and implementation of anchorage points for use in fall protection. From pre-engineered rigid rooftop anchor posts and innovative portable systems to custom-designed overhead systems, Flexible Lifeline Systems offers anchor point solutions to meet a range of needs and budgets. OSHA and ANSI compliant, cost effective and easy to use, our tie off options anchors are being used in general industry and building maintenance applications around the world. All Flexible Lifeline System anchors exceed the industry standard requirements.

HAZARD ASSESSMENT & STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

HAZARD ASSESSMENT & STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Flexible Lifeline Systems fall protection solutions start with evaluating the specific maintenance operations performed and access required. Evaluation of the supporting building structures Is often required.

ENGINEERING & DESIGN

ENGINEERING & DESIGN

Our team of registered structural engineers, AutoCAD designers and field engineers model fall protection systems to provide the maximum coverage, compliance and safety.

FABRICATION & PRODUCTION

FABRICATION & PRODUCTION

To maintain the highest level of quality, every system part and manufactured component is thoroughly inspected, processed and supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 program.

CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION

CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION

Our construction and field technicians have decades of experience working with rooftop installations enabling us to perform safely and efficiently and complete even the most complicated process in days versus weeks.

Anchor Point Applications

Window Washing

Window Washing

A permanent and reliable roof top anchor point is often needed to allow workers to safely perform regular cleaning and washing duties for your building’s facade. A workflow-specific product, such as a roof top anchor point, is best suited to keep you workforce safe during these hazardous operations.

Building Maintenance

Building Maintenance

We consult with owners and managers who are concerned the existing facade access equipment on their building is out of compliance or in need of certification. Along with a team of engineers, designers, project managers, service technicians, FLS provides solutions to keep HVAC and other serviceman safe during their workflow.

Anchor Points Projects

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.

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American Airlines Case Study

FLS designed compliant and user-friendly fall protection for an American Airlines maintenance hanger while specific clearance requirements.

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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.

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Texas A&M Rooftop Tieback Anchors

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

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