Among the most commonly used form of permanent window washing equipment and fall protection equipment is the roof anchor. Roof anchors are designed for multi-functional use. A roof anchor is used as a stand-alone product or in juxtaposition with other permanent at height work equipment, such as: horizontal lifelines, davits, rigging sleeves and outrigger beams.
Simple in design, this very sophisticated piece of technology may look small but it can withstand a static load of 1,000 lbs. and an ultimate force of up to 5,000 lbs. A static load is one that is continually applied to the anchor i.e. a window washer performing their duties. There are times too when an “ultimate force” or a one-time load is applied to the anchor such as in a fall situation. In this instance the anchor must be permitted to bend, not fracturing or detaching. Anchors must meet certain load requirements and at ASG our products are made to meet the designated standards from coast to coast. All job sites have unique conditions and there is not one standard layout that works for each building. As a result of the complex nature and high-risk use associated to designing a roof anchor system, who you choose to do the job is everything. At, ASG we know our job is to reach beyond and it’s something we’ve put a lot of hard work and sweat into perfecting.