Facade Access Anchorage Points

Super Anchor Safety offers anchor points for attaching suspended scaffolding to. Specific strength requirements are set forth for façade access equipment including a 4-to-1 safety factor. We offer a 5,000-pound, zero deformation, 3rd party certified anchors for such applications. Zero deformation at a 5,000-pound load requires special consideration in the engineering, design and manufacturing of the anchor. The supporting structure needs additional attention in order to sustain these loads as well. Super Anchor Safety has a full plethora of engineering documents that allows us to manufacture façade access anchors in heights up to 36” tall. The extensive 3rd party, pre-engineered anchors follow very strict designs to make sure that you are provided finished products that exceed the strict IWCA window washing safety anchor standards.

  • Façade Access Anchors are domestically made in USA
  • 3-Axis Zero Deformation @ 5,000 pounds proof load
  • Hot Dip Galvanized Coating for Long Service Life
  • Anchors are guaranteed for 5,000 pounds with zero deformation in any direction
  • Extensive 3rd party Engineering, Calculations, Testing and Certification
  • ANSI Z359.18-2017 Type A/T Testing Certificates
  • Foam Filled Riser Cavity to Eliminate Moisture Intrusion
  • Permanent Stamped Serial Number and Anchor I.D. Tag
  • 2.0” Cast Loop Top rated for over 10,000 pounds
  • 5,000 Pound zero deformation in any direction guaranteed
  • Riser Heights from 8” up to 36”
  • Attaches to Wood, Concrete, Steel and Metal Decking
  • Made from A-36 Steel HDG, 304 SST or 316 SST

ANSI Anchorage Connectors Notes:

ANSI and OSHA publish definitions for what are commonly referred to as “Roof Anchors” in the fall protection industry. And there is some confusion about roof anchor types and the supporting structure/substrate they are attached to. The following definitions are explained in two parts:
ANSI Z359.0-2012 and Z359.18-2017 definitions and SAS use of those terms in our instructions. Some of the definitions are cited partially as they pertain to fall protection. E= ANSI marginal explanations.
Note: SAS will specify ANSI type A, T or D in our manuals and PID labels only when the device has been certified by a 3rd party to comply with that standard. That does not mean that our anchors do not comply with the testing requirement of the ANSI standard. All SAS anchors comply with OSHA 1926.502 and ANSI Z359.1-07. Following are explanations of the ANSI definitions for anchor connectors:

  1. ANSI 2.5 Anchorage:
    • A secure connecting point or a terminating component of a fall protection   system. E2.5 typically a fixed structural member such as a beam, post, column, floor or wall.   SAS: Structural supporting member= I-Beams, wood beams, concrete substrates wood framing, top chords, vertical walls, floor joists.
  2. ANSI 2.6 Anchorage Connector:
    • A component or sub-system that functions as an interface between the anchorage and a fall protection system. E2.6…temporary or permanently installed on anchorages such as beams, etc. SAS: Any type of roof anchor used for PPE, window washing or HLL systems.
  3. ANSI Z359.18 (2.2.1) Type A Anchorage Connector:
    • Designed for an active fall protection system.  SAS: an anchor that is not rated for suspended work such as window washing and is not specified to be proof loaded. Typically specified for PPE tie-off, HLL systems, and SRL’s fall arrest and work positioning.
  4. ANSI Z359.18 (2.2.2) Type T Anchorage Connector:
    • Designed to support a suspended component/tie-back line or an active fall protection system. SAS: Commercial type anchors that are used to support window washers, work positioning, HLL systems or may be used the same as a type A. PPE fall arrest/fall restraint and attachment of SRL’s.
  5. ANSI Z359.18 (2.2.3) Type D Anchorage Connector:
    • Allows permanent or temporary deformation or movement when arresting a fall.  May not be suitable for work positioning, rescue, rope access or suspended component/tie-back. Note: can be certified for less than 2,700lb tensile strength. SAS: does not presently define our anchors as type D.
  6. Type A vs Type T
    • This is strictly an ANSI term. Both type A and T may be identical in appearance, structural design, and materials. How do they differ? Both types have a 5,000lb min tensile strength requirement.
      • Type A:
        • Not Specified for proof loading (typically 2,500 lbs.)
        • In not manufactured with stainless steel or HDG requires a 25 hour salt spray test
      • Type T:
        • Specified for 2,500lb or 2x the service load proof load. No permanent deformation in any direction the load is applied.
        • If not mfg. with stainless steel or HDG requires 500hr salt spray test.
        • CRO anchors specified for CAL-OSHA have no permanent deformation when a 5,000lb load is applied in any direction.

Summary:

The primary difference between type A and T is the proof loading requirement for type T. IWCA requires a 2500lb proof load for window washing anchors that are rated 4-1 design load or 1,250lb for 5,000lb min. tensile strength anchor. The same anchor design type A may not sustain the proof load without permanent deformation. SAS will always specify if our anchors can be subjected to proof loading.

Proof Loading Definition: A static force is applied to the anchors connector attachment point. This is a D-ring, loop top, or connector hole.

Call or email us for more information or to get your quote for your project.

ImagePart #Riser HeightRiser O.D.Base PlateWeightMaterialUse Rating
1400-G

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1400-G8″4.5″5/8″38HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1400-S8″4.5″5/8″38304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1400-SX8″4.5″5/8″38316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1401-G

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1401-G12″4.5″3/4″49HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1401-S12″4.5″3/4″49304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1401-SX12″4.5″3/4″49316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1402-G

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1402-G18″4.5″1.0″66HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1402-S18″4.5″1.0″66304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1402-SX18″4.5″1.0″66316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1403-G

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1403-G24″4.5″1-1/8″79HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1403-S24″4.5″1-1/8″79304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1403-SX24″4.5″1-1/8″79316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1404-G

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1404-G30″4.5″1-1/4″137HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1404-S30″4.5″1-1/4″137304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1404-SX30″4.5″1-1/4″137316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1405-G

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1405-G36″4.5″1-3/8″158HDG SteelFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1405-S36″4.5″1-3/8″158304 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
1405-SX36″4.5″1-3/8″158316 SSTFacade Access/Maintenance Scaffolding Suspension, Bosun Chair Tie-Back Anchor
Custom CRA Fall Protection Engineering Packages:

Super Anchor offers 2 types of engineering services for our CRA anchors:

  1. Project Specific Comprehensive Engineering Package. A full custom engineered package stamped by a P.E. for your project.
  2. Design Analysis of Project utilizing Existing SAS Engineering Documents. A structural design analysis for your project based on information previously provided to DHG by SAS as a basis for design.

Project Specific Comprehensive Engineering Package:

There are instances when the pre-engineered Commercial Roof Anchors are not quite enough for the project, specification, architect, owner or engineer. That is why Super Anchor Safety works closely with the engineering firm DH Glabe & Associates to provide fall protection engineering, design and inspection services for our CRA Fall Protection Anchors. DH Glabe & Associates are a premier fall protection consulting engineering firm that provides comprehensive fall protection designs that can be customized to fit your specific project needs. All applicable standards including OSHA, Cal-OSHA, ANSI, IWCA, ASME and ASSE referenced to provide practical and safe solutions for your project’s individual needs. DH Glabes engineering expertise coupled with our diverse line of CRA anchorage devices gives you a complete fall protection package.

Additionally, as a Qualified Designer and Professional Engineering Firm, DH Glabe & Associates utilizes structural analysis capabilities to provide fall protection designs that are safe, compliant, and cost effective. Fall Protection testing and certification of the fall protection anchors for industrial and building façade access is also available. DH Glabe can offer State Specific P.E. stamped drawings for all 50 states and Canadian Provinces.

Services & Options:

  • Fall Protection Anchor System design to suit your project
  • Your choice of the fall arrest system to suit your needs:
    • Perimeter CRA and cable system
    • Centerline CRA and cable system
    • Stand-alone CRA Anchors for individual tie off (100% roof coverage)
    • Window Washing System to comply with OSHA, IWCA and ANSI Standards
    • Window Washing System to comply with Cal-OSHA Window Washing Anchor Regulations
  • Design of anchor components to provide adequate attachment to your building
  • Advanced Drawings – Client will be provided an advanced drawing set with selected anchors by SAS. Drawings will include a plan view of roof with typical details
  • Construction Documents – client will be provided with finalized roof fall protection plans that can be provided to equipment providers/construction companies for installation. Submittal will include a calculation package from DHG.
  • Design includes structural design of connection to roof system along with reactions for submittal to project EOR
  • Ensure all anchor components conform to proper engineering principles
  • System(s) designed by Professional Engineers qualified in the design of fall protection equipment
  • Work with the client to layout anchor locations to work with structural beam/column locations
  • Shop drawings and engineering Certifications for project
  • Shop drawings to include installation and rigging instructions for all protection
  • Shop drawings reviewed by professional engineer registered in the state of your choice
  • Stamped drawings complete with supporting calculations and test reports
  • Custom CAD drawings of all anchors for project with sign-off sheet

Items to be provided the following prior to the start of work:

  • Project Contact(s) – Architects, GC’s and applicable Subcontractors
  • Structural Drawings for proposed roof structure
  • Proposed roof structural drawings (if applicable)
  • Preferred type of fall protection equipment/anchor mfg. by SAS
  • Required roof access locations
  • Any equipment on the roof that may restrict placement of new roof fall protection system
  • Any other specific design requests
  • Desired connection to roof structure

Exclusions for the Engineering Proposals:

  • Load testing after installation (quote can be provided upon request)
  • Emergenc