FLS Fall Protection for Roofs
The Hurff Ackerman Saunders Federal Building and Robert Boochever US Courthouse (known to locals simply as “the Federal Building”) is a United States Federal Building, United States Post Office, and Federal court located in Juneau, Alaska.
Built in 1964 and completed in 1966, the structure is located at 709 W. 9th Street, on the outskirts of downtown, near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge and across the street from the downtown Capital City Fire/Rescue station. This building serves as the official federal representation for the capital city of Alaska.
It is managed by the General Services Administration (GSA). The building has 9 floors, plus a basement and mezzanine level.
Orion Construction was the successfully awarded General Contractor for the scope of complete re-roofing, water proofing and update of mechanical equipment.
As par of that scope, GSA requested the installation of a new fall protection system that replaced the existing non-engineered system located on the main roof level and to add a new system on the upper roof level. They turned to FLS experts to analyze fall hazards and develop an updated OSHA compliant system to protect rooftop workers.
On the main roof level, FLS designed and installed four wall mounted fall protection systems which replaced the existing system. On the upper roof level FLS designed and installed four new rooftop mounted fall protection systems. All systems are designed for two users (fall restraint).