Rigid Post Single Point Anchors

Rigid Post Single Point Anchors

Rigid Post Single Point Anchors are ideal for rooftop applications with 5:12 or greater pitches, in instances where roof decking materials such as metal or concrete lack the structural integrity to absorb the load associated with a fall, and suspended activities such as window washing and stadium camera applications.  Rigid Post Single Point Anchors are cost effective solutions that feature ease of use, making them an ideal fall protection solution for clearly designated work areas in which a wide range of motion is not required.

Rigid Post Single Point Anchor clamped to a beam
Rigid Post Single Point Anchor clamped to a beam
Rigid Post Single Point Anchor integrated as part of a membrane roof
Rigid Post Single Point Anchors
Rigid Post Single Point Anchors
Rigid Post Single Point Anchors
Rigid Post Single Point Anchors

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

Design Considerations

Rigid Post Single Point Anchor Design Considerations Because Rigid Post Single Point Anchors used in rooftop applications are commonly attached structural steel members beneath the roof deck, their installation is a more complex undertaking than other rooftop anchors. 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

  • Rigid Post Single Point Anchor OSHA Regulations
    • 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?

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