Tip-Over Single Point Anchors

Tip Over Post Single Point Anchors

Tip Over Post Single Point Anchors are designed for rooftop applications with pitches of 4:12 and less.  When engaged during a slip or fall, the post tips over, dispersing the energy and preserving the structural integrity of the roof.  Tip Over Post Single Point Anchors can be utilized with a wide variety of roofing substrates including single ply membrane, built-up asphalt, metal, and standing seam metal roofs.  Single point anchors are cost effective and easy to use, making them an ideal fall protection solution for clearly designated work areas in which a wide range of motion is not required.  If the work area is larger than what we term “the 30 degree cone of safety,” we recommend a horizontal lifeline for maximum worker mobility.  If you have questions about the suitability of a fixed anchor point for your application, please contact the safety experts at Diversified Fall Protection for additional information.

Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors
Tip-Over Single Point Anchors

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

Design Considerations

Tip Over Post Single Point Anchor Design Considerations

Tip Over Post Single Point Anchors are designed for pitches of 4:12 and less.  Tip Over Post SPA systems include an integral base plate, post, and D-ring anchor designed for attachment of a self retracting lifeline (SRL), lanyard, or a lifeline. The base allows for installation to a variety of roof designs and materials. When subjected to fall arrest forces, the post will tip over to reduce uplifting loads on the roof decking.

Unlike Rigid Post Single Point Anchors which are are commonly attached structural steel members beneath the roof deck, Tip Over Post Anchors may be installed with minimal or no penetration of the roof in the case of metal deck, concrete or standing seam metal applications.  The minimum required thickness for standing seam metal roofs is 24 gauge.

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

  • Tip Over 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?

A Horizontal Lifeline System must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?