Friday, September 9, 2016

Eveything to Know About Buying Anchor Points

Your gear is only as good as the safety anchor it's attached to!

Anchor points are a vital part of a fall protection system. Fall protection anchor points are usually installed on the roof and are used to connect lanyards, lifelines and other forms of tie-off which prevent a worker from falling. Roof anchors can be as simple as a D-ring connection or as complex as a complete lifeline system. Both permanent and temporary fall protection anchors are available.

Harness Land offers the most complete selection of temporary and permanent anchorage connectors available.Our safety anchors include steel anchors, concrete anchors, roof anchors and specialty anchors like our vacuum mount for smooth surface environments. We manufacture anchor systems to fit your unique applications.

Plus, your crew can work with confidence knowing each anchorage connector has been rigorously tested to meet or exceed industry standards.

Getting Started with Anchors

 

They all must provide a secure point of attachment whether the application is steel, concrete or roof based and be capable of supporting your fall protection system loads.

The first question to ask when selecting a fall protection anchor is:

What are you going to attach the anchor point to?

Anchorages are sold by what they connect to, and the structure will often require a specific type of attachment means. We offer various types including steel anchors, concrete anchors, roof anchors and specialty anchors. All-purpose wrap-around choker style anchorage connectors are the most versatile and will connect to various structure shapes and sizes. In addition, we offer roof, steel and concrete anchors and even specialty anchor styles for poles, leading edges and more. ​

Anchors provide a secure point of attachment for your personal fall arrest system and can be permanently installed for areas accessed often, or portable for temporary anchor points. Permanently installed anchors are typically constructed from durable, heavy-duty and corrosion resistant materials for extended periods of use and longevity.

What Type of Work Are You Doing?


Your choice of anchor depends on the type of work being done and the amount of mobility needed as well as the connecting subsystem attached (ex. lanyard, self retracting lifeline).

Fixed anchor points are typically the easiest to use and find compatible structural anchor points and they do limit your work space. Mobile anchors move with you expanding your work area for maximum freedom of movement.

Your anchor and fall protection system must provide you with the ability to work safely and comfortably. Often, if any part of the system is difficult to use, it won't be putting the worker and everyone working around them at risk.​​

​All components must be made from quality materials strong enough to endure rough handling and exposure to the elements. Your anchor and connecting components must be rated for your application such as fall arrest, rescue, work positioning or material handling. Choose one that maximizes strength and minimizes weight.

Choose Harness Land for your Anchorage Needs!

 

A fall protection system is only as good as its anchor point. Don’t cut corners when it comes to the backbone of your fall arrest system. Our selection of anchor points is great for a variety of materials and environments. Whether you need concrete anchors for a foundation job or roof anchors to do some leak repairs, our fall protection anchors have you covered. Don’t forget we have anchor point accessories like anchor straps, clamps, rope grabs, and more to make your fall arrest system the safest it can possibly be. Orders over $99 will ship for free!

Select an option from the listing below to begin the process of selecting a fall protection anchor.

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