without anchor inspections. As time goes by, your anchors may be out of date due to damage or even changes in compliance regulations. We are dedicated to keeping your fall protection system updated with an anchor inspection.
So if you’re worried about your equipment or have a system due for recertification, we can help. With our first-in-class anchor inspection team of engineers, we will identify problems before OSHA calls or an accident occurs. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Our Anchor Inspection Services
Our team performs many essential services such as fall protection assessments, fabrication, and installation. But even after you have installed your new fall protection system, we will stay with you to keep your fall protection system as safe as possible. And we do that through our anchor inspections.
The OSHA and IWCA require regular inspections and recertification for roof anchors. To keep your site in compliance with all the necessary organizations, we also complete anchor inspections according to ASME and ANSI regulations.
Our engineers perform these services with the necessary certification and experience to carry out a successful and accurate project. If you want to learn more about our process, feel free to give us a call.
How an Anchor Inspection Works
During your anchor inspection, the assigned engineer will assess and test your anchors. They will look for any signs that of replacement or the need for new units. Additionally, they will examine your fall protection system for:
- The current layout of the roof anchors in the fall protection system and see how it aligns with current compliance regulations.
- Advise how to adjust the current layout to meet compliance regulations of the relevant organizations.
- Examine for damage ranging from cracks and burrs to deformation.
- Assess if excessive corrosion has occurred and whether that has decreased the strength and operating capabilities of the equipment
- Evaluate fasteners based on tightness, signs of corrosion, and physical damage
- Inspect welds and confirm there is no damage such as corrosion or cracks
- Complete load testing and verify they meet necessary requirements
Of course, not all systems are the same. But with our experts, we can examine systems that feature:
- Embedded and Welded Roof Anchors
- Chemical Adhesive Roof Anchors
- Bolt-Around-Beam Roof Anchors
- Through-Bolt Roof Anchors
Why Get Regular Inspections
The anchors of your fall protection system are essential components of your site. As these pieces of equipment are are points of attachment for the lifelines, lanyards, and deceleration devices, they are the difference between a safe site and a potential disaster.
Because this equipment keeps workers safe, it must be in good condition and in compliance at all times. This is part of why an anchor inspection is not only recommended but required by associations. When you have an anchor inspection done, you are ensuring the safety of all by preventing accidents.
But an anchor inspection is also a way of protecting all investments. When you keep your fall protection system updated, you can avoid any accidents that may affect operations. You will also avoid getting tangled up with compliance issues. Things are far more likely to run smoothly when you properly care for your equipment.
And then, there is the obvious answer as to why to get inspections performed: it’s required. To remain in compliance with all relevant associations, you will need to have an inspection performed. So while there are benefits and incentives, at the end of the day, it is a requirement.
When to Have an Anchor Inspection
According to associations including the OSHA and IWCA, you need to conduct an anchor inspection annually. It should occur 12 months from the date of installation and 12 months after each examination.
You may request an additional service if you are concerned after a large event that may have damaged your equipment. Technically, you are not required to schedule service in the wake of a big storm or another natural disaster. However, you should take every preventative measure necessary to maintain a safe workplace.
If a fall protection system has not been in use, there’s a good chance you haven’t hired inspection services in the last year. You will need to schedule service before resuming operations. Planning accordingly will serve you well, as it will prevent you from being dependent on equipment that’s waiting for the go-ahead. While the service itself might not take that long, you will need to address any repairs before your employees can start using the equipment.
In short, all of this back and forth could take time and delay upcoming operations. For this reason, we recommend that you have annual inspections done, even if you are not currently using the system. You will decrease the possibility of delays and unforeseen inconveniences in the future.
Get Your Anchor Inspection Today
An anchor inspection is a win for everyone. It keeps the system in compliance while protecting personnel. But, you should ensure that you only hire a reputable professional to complete this service. If it’s time for your anchor inspection, give us a call and schedule yours today.