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Anchor Inspection

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, it is imperative that you stay current with your fall protection system. This is why Shine On offers anchor inspections to keep you and your building current.

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 services with the necessary certification and experience to carry out a successful and protected project.

Give us a call today to learn more about our process and how to always be in compliance.

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 of damage, weakness, and failure to see what is the best option for you moving forward. 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. Our experts can examine systems that feature:

Why Get Regular Inspections

In short, because it is required of you.

The anchors of your fall protection system are essential components of your site. These pieces of equipment are points of attachment for the lifelines, lanyards, and deceleration devices. They are the difference between having a safe operating work environment and years of chaos/litigation because a disaster occurred at your property
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Having safe equipment year round ensures that you and your team will have peace of mind year round. This is why an anchor inspection is not only recommended but required by associations. Safety doesn’t happen by accident and is not something to negotiate at your property. When you have an anchor inspection done, you are ensuring the safety of all by preventing accidents.

An anchor inspection is one the best investments you can make on your yearly budget. When you keep your fall protection system updated, you can avoid any accidents that may affect operations and the health of the building. 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. You want it to 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, which means you are beholden to more time delays and possibly more expenses. 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. The amount of peace of mind will far outweigh the annual cost of an inspection.

ASC I-14 Window Washing Safety Standard

Since 2001, this standard has been taking the safety of the window cleaning industry to the next level. Meeting this standard via a thorough inspection and certification is required annually.

ASC I-14, as opposed to other standards, is specifically in regards to window washing. It is designed to protect the employees and assets of these companies through rigorous standards.

Our team can ensure that you have detailed safety reports to keep for your records. These can be useful for the sake of showing your inspection history each year upon updating.

Get Your Anchor Inspection Today

An anchor inspection is a win for everyone. It keeps the system in compliance, protects personnel and keeps the building shielded from legal/OSHA exposure. Anchors are not the place to cut corners.

If it’s time for your anchor inspection, give us a call and schedule yours today.

Contact Us Today For Anchor Installation Services

Anchor installation is a crucial component for all fall protection systems. These systems are an absolute critical safety measure for any elevated job site. With these protections in place, your workers are guarded from risk. Contact us today for the anchor installation you want, so you can keep your project site safe.