According to Cal/OSHA, roof anchors set at no less than 12’ apart are required on buildings greater than 48’, or four stories, in height. New Kee Rigid Anchors from Kee Safety®, Inc., are now available to meet all requirements of the Cal/OSHA design standard, including: roof tie-backs shall have at least a 2” inside diameter closed ‘eye,’ tie-back assembly shall be hot-dip galvanized or afforded equivalent corrosion resistance, and assembly and anchorage provisions adequate to sustain a 5,000 lb. load applied in any direction without permanent deformation.
The Cal/OSHA standard states that the tie-back systems should be installed at the roof level for the purpose of securing or tying back suspended scaffold hooks or clamps and safety lines. Buildings constructed 36’, or three stories, are also required to have permanent tie-backs unless window washing and unscheduled maintenance can be conducted from ground-based equipment.
The new line of Kee Rigid Anchors is available in bolt-on, bolt-around, cast-in-place, epoxy-adhesive, and weld-on styles to meet a wide range of building and roof types. Each option is available with three diverse attachment points, depending on the application, including a forged D-Ring system, stainless steel U-Bar model, or a tapped hole option for horizontal lifelines.