Anchorage Connections for Suspended Maintenance and Rooftop Fall Protection

Flexible Lifeline Systems Tieback Anchors provide safe, practical and reliable anchorage points for a range of rooftop and facade work. Recognized for their quality and durability, our permanent tiebacks are engineered to exceed OSHA standards and resist fracture, pullout, and permanent deformation.

Whether you only require the posts themselves or a fully-designed and installed system, Flexible Lifeline Systems addresses the needs of even most challenging of fall safety requirements. Common rigid post designs are in stock and ready to ship! Rapid production and delivery is available for custom anchor projects.

FLS Tieback Anchors are the ideal safety solution for any of the following:

  • 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
  • Rope descent system anchor where specific use and height restrictions apply
  • Fall protection anchor where leading edge hazards exist
  • Temporary rigging equipment

Bolt Around Tieback AnchorBolt On Tieback AnchorWelded Tieback AnchorChemical Adhesive Tieback AnchorEmbedded Tieback Anchor

5 Mounting Options

Our Tieback Anchors are offered in a range different mounting options to fit the construction and composition of your roof.

  • Bolt Around: Best suited for new builds. Bolts around steel, concrete or wood structures using connector rods and a backer plate.
  • Bolt On: Best suited for retrofits. Clamps directly onto new or existing structural steel using patented and proprietary BeamClamp steel-to-steel connectors.
  • Welded: Works with either new builds or retrofits. Welds directly onto new or existing structural steel.
  • Chemical Adhesive: Best suited for retrofits. Fastens onto concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 8” thickness.
  • EmbeddedBest suited for new builds. Casts directly onto new concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 7” thickness.

U-Bar Tieback Anchor AttachmentTapped Hole Tieback Anchor AttachmentD-Ring Tieback Anchor Attachment

3 Attachment Options

As simple as a D-ring connection or as complex as a complete lifeline system, our rigid post systems address a range of tie off requirements.

  • Stainless Steel U-Bar
  • Tapped Hole (Accepts Horizontal Lifeline mounting components)
  • Forged D-Ring

Need help designing a Horizontal Lifeline System using Tieback Anchors? Contact a Fall Protection Specialist today.

Tieback Anchor Features & Services

Proven Design

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

Cost Effective

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

Simple to Use

Simple to Use

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

Strength & Durability

Strength & Durability

Our Tieback Anchors feature a hot-dipped galvanized steel exterior and are Cal/OSHA compliant, resisting up to 5,400 lbf (24kN) in any direction without fracture or pullout and 2,500 lbf (11.1kN) without any permanent deformation.

Insulated Posts

Insulated Posts

All Tieback Anchor HSS cavities are filled with polyurethane insulation to counter thermal bridging and condensation increasing the longevity of the system and mounting structure.

Annual Inspections

Annual Inspections

Our team of qualified inspectors work under direct supervision of a registered professional engineer and help keep rigid post systems in good working order, up to code, and equipment log books current.

Architectural and Engineering Service

Architectural and Engineering Service

FLS handles all of the layout and specification for you. We take care of drawings, documentation, and specifications for new builds or retrofit systems.

Osha Compliant

Osha Compliant

Flexible Lifeline Systems 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. Tieback anchor conformance includes ASME, ASME A 120.1, IWCA I 14.1, OSHA 1910.66, Cal/OSHA, AISC, AWS, and other references.

Tieback Anchor with Stainless Steel U-Bar Attachment & Post

Stainlees Steel U-Bar Tieback Anchor Attachment

20" post height is standard. Custom sizes, hardware, accessories, & optional spun aluminum flashing are available. Contact us for more details.

Mounting OptionApplicationPart #
Bolt AroundNew BuildsBLT-U1-20-1058-G
Bolt OnRetrofitsBMC-U1-20-12X0-G
WeldedNew or RetrofitsWLD-U1-20-0658-G
Chemical AdhesiveRetrofitsEPX-U1-20-1258-G
EmbeddedNew BuildsCIP-U1-20-1058-G

Tieback Anchor with Tapped Hole Attachment & Post

Tapped Hole Tieback Anchor Attachment

20" post height is standard. Custom sizes, hardware, accessories, & optional spun aluminum flashing are available. Contact us for more details.

Mounting OptionApplicationPart #
Bolt AroundNew BuildsBLT-P1-20-1058-G
Bolt OnRetrofitsBMC-P1-20-12X0-G
WeldedNew or RetrofitsWLD-P1-20-0658-G
Chemical AdhesiveRetrofitsEPX-P1-20-1258-G
EmbeddedNew BuildsCIP-P1-20-1058-G

Tieback Anchor With Forged D-Ring Attachment & Post

Forged D-Ring Tieback Anchor Attachment

20" post height is standard. Custom sizes, hardware, accessories, & optional spun aluminum flashing are available. Contact us for more details.

Mounting OptionApplicationPart #
Bolt AroundNew BuildsBLT-D1-20-1058-G
Bolt OnRetrofitsBMC-D1-20-12X0-G
WeldedNew or RetrofitsWLD-D1-20-0658-G
Chemical AdhesiveRetrofitsEPX-D1-20-1258-G
EmbeddedNew BuildsCIP-D1-20-1058-G

Tieback Anchor Fall Protection Projects

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

OSHA Logo

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.

USA
• 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 systems.
• ANSI/AISC 360-16 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

CANADA
• CSA Z271 Safety code for suspended platforms
• 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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