Portable Single Point Anchors

Portable Single Point Anchors

Portable Single Point Anchors are common fall restraint solutions utilized for temporary construction, steel erection, and rooftop maintenance applications.   For rooftop settings, Weighted Base Single Point Anchors provide free standing tie-off points, eliminating the need to attach to the roof surface. Portable Single Point Anchors for construction applications may attach to structural steel, window and door jams, or concrete, parapet walls.   Cost effective and easy to install, Portable Single Point Anchors provide OSHA complaint fall protection solutions for clearly designated work areas where a high degree of mobility is not required to complete job duties.

Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors
Portable Single Point Anchors

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant fall protection systems and have years of experience designing and installing portable single point anchors.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection requirements.

Design Considerations

Portable Single Point Anchor Fall Protection Design Considerations The use of weighted base single point anchors will subject your roof to a 700 lb load in a concentrated area.  For this reason, it is imperative to ensure that the structural integrity of the roof sound.  Weighted base single point anchors are not recommended for pitches in excess of 5 degrees. Portable single point anchors for construction applications are mechanically attached, requiring no drilling of concrete or structural steel. Non-engineered single point anchors must be rated rated at 5,000 for one user or 10,000lbs for two users.  Engineered systems must be designed for 2 times the applied load in the event of a fall by a qualified person.  A single point anchor may be designed for single or dual tie-off as long as each user attaches to a designated D-Ring.  Multiple users should never tie off to the same D-Ring under any circumstances. Special care must be taken to train personnel in the proper use of single point anchors.  An SPA is designed to protect workers within a 30 degree conical cone; moving outside the intended coverage area increases the likelihood of coming into contact with structure below the work area in the event of a swing fall.

OSHA Regulations

  • Single Point Anchors
    • 1926.502(d)(15) Anchorages used for attachment of personal fall arrest equipment shall be independent of any anchorage being used to support or suspend platforms and capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee attached, or shall be designed, installed, and used as follows:
    • 1926.502(d)(15)(i) as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a safety factor of at least two; and
    • 1926.502(d)(15)(ii) under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)(16) Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii) limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv) bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v) have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Did You Know?

In 2015, Fall Protection was ranked number one as the most frequently cited OSHA standards violation?