Overview of installing window washing, suspended maintenance, and fall protection equipment on reinforced concrete structures

Roof Anchor Protection on Reinforced Concrete

Whether it is new construction or retrofit, there is always a way to install window washing, suspended maintenance, and fall protection equipment. While equipment can be installed on structural steel or wood structures, the easiest structure to work with is reinforced concrete. It is the most cost effective and does not typically require access to the underside or localized reinforcing. …

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Understanding Roof Anchors for Fall Protection

A roof anchor is used as a point of suspension or securement for either a fall protection system (such as a horizontal lifeline system) or a fall arrest system (suspended access or window washing system). Roof anchors are made of either steel or aluminum, and the base is customized to be permanently installed into the rooftop’s structure. Depending on the …

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Throwback Thursday – Pro-Bel’s Logo History

Pro-bel Logo: History of Permanent Fall Protection in North America Pro-Bel has been part of the fall protection and suspended access industry since 1978. We copyrighted the first ever roof anchor in North America, leading it to become a staple of the industry. Today, we’re happy to provide roof safety by implementing roof anchor systems around the globe. As a …

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Design Considerations for Fall Protection and Suspended Access Systems

Projects that require fall protection and/or suspended access can come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve worked on buildings as short as 2 levels to as tall as 99 levels. However, for each building maintenance solution, there are design considerations that must occur at the preliminary planning stage.AT PRO-BEL THERE’S NO PROJECT TOO SMALL OR TOO TALL; WE DO IT …

Two men demonstrating safe fall protection practices using Pro-Bel's permanent roof anchors

Basics of Fall Protection

A fall protection certificate is more than just a piece of paper that says you can work at heights. Workers overlooking basic fall protection can have serious consequences. Anyone working at height must grasp the essential role of fall protection systems. Understanding their functionalities, scheduling regular maintenance, and ensuring proper user training can mean the difference between safety and disaster. …

edge protection measures, including guard rails, horizontal life lines, tieback anchors, and access ladders, to prevent falls from roofs and other high places

Staying Safe When Working At Heights: Fall Prevention And Protection

Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working at heights. Related authorities are accountable for safety considerations when on a roof. When it comes to rooftop safety, everyone is responsible. The building owner/property manager/owner’s representative, the self-employed contractor, any subcontractor, and the worker are all responsible for safety considerations when on a roof. The concern for health and safety on a roof becomes …

Permanent roof anchor embedded into a concrete wall, meant to provide fall protection solutions

Permanent Roof Anchor Explained

Permanent roof anchors are the most installed piece in the fall protection and window washing equipment industry. This article will help you better understand what a roof anchor is and why it is so popular. A permanent roof anchor, at first glance, is a very simple product, a basic post with a u-bar attached to the top. Looks can be …

Maintenance and Inspection of Permanent Roof Anchors

Maintaining a safe working environment is crucial, especially for rooftop workers where employees are exposed to potential fall hazards. One essential aspect of ensuring safety is the regular maintenance and inspection of permanent roof anchors and window-washing equipment.When are roof anchor inspections due? OSHA regulations, a cornerstone of workplace safety, mandate permanent roof anchor inspections at least once a year …

Pro-Bel's roof anchor inspector ensuring the building's window washing and tie-back anchors are safe

The Critical Importance of Annual Fall Protection Inspections

US Inspections knows that…“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop” – Mark Twain  An interesting quote from one of the wittiest authors of all time.  As I create an outline for my monthly blog, I am reminded that sometimes too much information is truly too much information, particularly when discussing the …

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When are Roof Anchors and Davits Required for Window Washing?

Permanent roof anchors and window washing davits are two different types of permanent window washing equipment. Which one is installed depends on what criteria the building’s architecture needs.Permanent roof anchors are usually considered for window washing on any building that’s over three storeys high. At that height, ground-rigged window washing mechanisms such as water-fed poles, ladders, or lifts usually meet …