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The Guardian Fall Team Blog

To allow maintenance workers to access the rooftop of its indoor practice facility, the University of Virginia needed to first install fall protection to keep those workers safe.

With no means of permanent roof top access on this particular standing seam roof, a man-lift needed to be installed at the peak of the large, barrel-sloped roof.

Fall protection anchors were then installed in specific locations throughout the rooftop to provide access to workers utilizing fall restraint systems with Vertical Lifeline Assemblies. In order to install the necessary anchor points without penetrating the roof top, a round-point set screw connection was utilized. This non-penetrating connection point does not void the warranty of the standing seam rooftop because no flashing or modification is required.

Due to the visibility of the rooftop from other nearby campus buildings, the twenty-four (24) installed fall protection anchors were powder-coated grey to match the existing standing seam metal roof panels. This powder coat allows these anchors to seemingly blend into the roof to significantly improve the visual aesthetic of the installed anchors on the roof top.

 

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