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Drawing Downloads – Rooftop Horizontal Lifeline Tip-Over Posts

Diversiline Standing Seam Horizontal LifelineBelow, you’ll find links to standard detail drawings for  Horizontal Lifeline tip-over post configurations which you can download and insert into your documents.  The chart below references the anchor post part numbers used for horizontal lifeline systems attached to built-up, standing seam, and corrugated roofs.  If you need drawings for a system component not shown, contact us and we will gladly assist you.

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Rooftop Guardrail Versus Horizontal Lifelines—Selecting the Proper Fall Protection System

When it comes to rooftop fall protection, a wide range of options ranging from guardrail to horizontal lifelines can ensure worker safety and OSHA compliance. Choosing from multiple strategies means we can tailor a system to meet your specific needs and budget, but this range of choice can cause client confusion too.  This post discusses two of the more common approaches to rooftop fall protection–guardrail and horizontal lifeline systems.

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Rooftop Fall Protection Options

The rooftop maintenance season is now in full swing.  In the eyes of OSHA, your building’s roof is a raised work platform of four feet or more, and as such, all of the unprotected leading edges pose fall hazards.  That said, every rooftop is unique.  The “ideal” rooftop fall protection system installed next door may not suit your specific needs due to differing maintenance requirements.  This post offers a brief introduction to common rooftop fall protection solutions and their many uses.

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Selecting Fall Protection Systems and Anchorage Options for Rooftop Applications

This is the time of year companies start thinking about rooftop maintenance and inspection.  The snow and ice is gone and it is time to work outside….at heights….but how do you provide safe rooftop access for your personnel?  The best place to start is by asking two basic questions:

  • What is the pitch of the roof?
  • What is the size of the intended coverage area?

Our recent installation for an Indiana steel plant perfectly illustrates the decisions and choices required when selecting a rooftop fall protection system and suitable anchorage options.

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Fall Protection Basics: Differences Between Rigid and Lifeline Systems

If you have discovered a potential fall hazard in your facility, you may automatically assume that a lifeline system is the solution.  Although horizontal lifeline systems are ideal for many applications, there are situations where a rigid fall protection system is recommended.  Ready to learn more?  Click the video below to learn more about the differences between these two approaches to fall protection.

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Engineered Horizontal Lifeline vs. Temporary HLL

temporary hllWe live and work in an internet age where almost everything can be found online with the click of a mouse.  We can search the internet for answers to the most vexing problems, and more importantly, we can buy just about anything, including fall protection systems.  Although it may be tempting to buy a horizontal lifeline kit online, there are compelling reasons to think twice before placing a temporary HLL into your shopping cart.

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide prompt rescue of their workers in the event of a fall or assure that their workers are able to self rescue?