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Portable Truss Anchor

The Portable Truss Anchor uses the overhead truss system in your building to create an OSHA compliant tie-off point for personnel working at heights. Unlike permanently attached fall protection anchor systems that require a SRL at each location, the Portable Truss Anchor is a cost effective alternative solution that installs in minutes–where and when you need it.

Installing the Portable Truss Anchor Fall Protection System
To install, thread the anchor to the telescoping extension pole, attach the SRL, and position the anchor between the bottom truss cord angles, rotate 90° and set on the angles. The resulting portable fall arrest system allows the system to be used at multiple locations throughout your facility.

The Portable Truss Anchor is rated for one single user and designed for use with K, KCS, LH, or DLH series truss systems capable of withstanding a concentrated load of 1,800 pounds.

Anchor Placement Notes
Truss anchorage locations must be approved by a safety engineer or a qualified person and must meet all of the requirements noted in the Connect Safe Permanent Truss Anchor Instruction Manual. A few important notes on anchor placement:

  • Do not install at the end of a truss
  • Do not install between the first and second panel point
  • Do install located between two panel points.
  • Install as close as possible to a panel point

Truss Considerations
To ensure safe operation of your portable fall protection system, it is important to carefully inspect your building’s truss system and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Bracing shall be straight, undamaged, and meet the original design intent
  • The span and loading of the truss affects the allowable concentrated load that may be applied to the truss. It must be capable of withstanding a concentrated load of 900 pounds with a safety factor of two (2) for certified anchorages and 5000 pounds for non-certified anchorages
  • No more than one user is permitted at a time per truss
  • Do not attach to a truss that is smaller than 18 inches in height
  • An acceptable truss must be designed according to the Steel Joist Institute (SJI) and be a K, KCS, LH, or DLH series truss
  • It is vital that the truss system is inspected by an engineer or qualified person for structural integrity which includes (but is not limited to) corrosion, end connections, size, load capacity, welds, existing loading, bracing, span, or any other unsafe conditions

Kit Contents
Each Portable Truss Anchor Kit includes:

  • OSHA Compliant Portable Truss Anchor
  • 8-ft to 16-ft Telescoping Installation Pole
  • Choice of  one 11′ or 20′ Self-Retracting Lifeline
  • User Installation & Instruction Manual
  • Kits with Body Harness Also Available

Available Portable Truss Anchor Fall Protection Kit Options

Kit Number* Self-Retracting Lifeline Body Harness
PTAR11W 11' DBI/ SALA Rebel Web SRL Not Included
PTAR11WH 11' DBI/ SALA Rebel Web SRL DBI/ SALA Delta Harness
PTAR20W 20' DBI/ SALA Rebel Web SRL Not Included
PTAR20WH 20' DBI/ SALA Rebel Web SRL DBI/ SALA Delta Harness
*Click part number to order online.
All Kits Include an OSHA Compliant Portable Truss Anchor, SRL, Telescoping Installation Pole, and User Manual.

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