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The Guardian Fall Team Blog

In order to promote safe rooftop access and OSHA compliance on its standing seam metal roof, Cedar Heights Middle School requested a fall protection system.

ESG designed, engineered, and manufactured a custom horizontal lifeline system, allowing workers to move freely about the rooftop without having to reattach their connecting device at each anchor point that was incorporated into the system. Isolated anchor points were installed throughout the roof to prevent a worker from falling more than six feet (6’) in compliance with OSHA 1923.502(D) (14).

After installing two fall protection anchors, an ESG field representative performed a lateral pull test to verify the S-5 connection and the structure’s capacity to withstand the forces of a fall protection system. Using a two-ton winch puller, the fall protection anchors were loaded to forces exceeding 1,800 pounds (the maximum arrest force required by ANSI Z359-2007) and held for three minutes.

This fall protection system, composed of sixty-nine (69) anchor points and twelve (12) horizontal lifelines, was installed to make Cedar Heights a safer place to work. And, as the connections involved for installing the system did not require any penetrations or modifications, the warranty for the roof was not affected whatsoever.

 

LOCATION

Covington, WA

SYSTEM DESIGNER

ESG Lead Design Engineer, Stephanie Campagna - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FIELD REPRESENTATIVES

ESG Lead Project Manager, Casey Wong - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.