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Benefits of Anchor Bolt Inspections

Roof anchors are common and extremely useful parts of fall protection systems utilized on tall buildings. These must be inspected regularly to ensure that they still serve their safety function and are still compliant with OSHA and meet all the roof anchor inspection requirements, especially when those regulations change and your anchors need to stay up to date. A thorough roof anchor inspection is a necessity that we can help you with at the Shine On Group. We’re the USA’s top anchor installation and fall protection experts, designing, installing, inspecting and certifying fall protection systems. We can inspect and recertify your anchor bolts to make sure you follow all regulations and your workers are safe, performing a thorough inspection and offer advice on changes and updates if necessary.

Why You Need a Roof Anchor Inspection

Simply put, you need to have regular inspections and recertifications of your fall protection systems according to OSHA. Not meeting those guidelines for inspections can result in fines and being held liable in case of serious accidents. One inspection every 12 months is a necessary investment of your time and money to ensure your anchors are still working properly. There are a lot of things that can happen to them that can damage them as they’re exposed to the element and as we put constant weight and pressure on them while using them. This can result in corrosion, cracks and other damage which becomes worse over time and can seriously impact the integrity of the anchor if not addressed in time. This damage can cause accidents, and they can also cost more to repair if they’ve been allowed to get more serious without early intervention. Furthermore, the inspection must be performed by a skilled and competent professional who is not the user or owner of the anchor system to ensure there is no bias, which is why you should hire Shine on Anchors to do it for you.

How an Anchor Bolt Inspection Works

An anchor bolt inspection will start with a visual inspection where one of our experts will visually examine anchors and bolts for cracks, corrosion, rust and other damage. We’ll also assess if the system meets current OSHA guidelines and other regulations. Other things that will happen during your inspection is that we’ll perform an anchor bolt pull test to test the holding power of the anchor, evaluate the fasteners based on tightness and corrosion and inspect the welds. We’ll also perform the crucial load testing that the load-bearing capabilities of the anchor are safe and compliant. If any damage is discovered we will assess whether this has an impact on the strength and operational capabilities of the anchor, and we will advise on how to fix this and how to adjust your system if necessary to meet current regulations. Once that’s over with, we’ll issue a certification that each anchor point is viable, safe and compliant.

Book an Inspection for your Anchor Bolt

We offer a nationwide service area which means we can help you out wherever you are in the US. When you need your next anchor bolt inspection or fall positioning system installation and davit arm installation. Request more information through our website.

Don’t Ignore the Need for a Regular Roof Anchor Inspection

Safety is an ongoing process, particularly in high-risk areas such as when working at height. This type of work is especially prone to accidents and the result of these can be catastrophic, not only for the individuals involved but also for the company.

It’s not enough to install fall arrest and prevention systems, and then assume the safety problem is resolved. Nothing tends to stay the same, so you have to be constantly aware of the condition of your safety systems. That includes arranging an anchor inspection at prescribed intervals to ensure you comply with regulations and also to make sure your workers are kept safe.

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Using Roof Anchor Inspection Companies to Ensure Compliance

Roof anchors are a crucial element in fall protection and hoist systems because they ensure worker safety when they are operating at height. However, the components are often exposed to harsh weather conditions as well as being subject to heavy loads when in use. These can cause a deterioration in their condition so it’s important they are inspected regularly.

We always recommend you conduct a visual inspection of every piece of safety equipment before using it. This will identify any obvious damage and ensure you don’t risk using equipment that is deficient. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stipulates that roof anchors have to be inspected annually by a qualified professional to check their condition. Adhesive and expansion anchors also have to be load-tested at least every five years to ensure their continued reliability.

As manufacturers and installers of all types of safety equipment, we employ knowledgeable and highly qualified technicians who can undertake the necessary inspections. These cover:

  • a review of the layout of your roof anchor system to ensure it still complies
  • a detailed inspection of roof anchors and other safety components, focusing particularly on fasteners and welds to ensure there are no cracks, damage or corrosion that will reduce the strength or effectiveness of those components
  • load testing when required to ensure adherence to all specifications
  • a review of processes, including rescue plans, to ensure they remain compliant.

Independent and Professional Inspections

Although we’ll always recommend that you check your safety equipment frequently, at least before every use, to ensure it’s in good working order, you can’t undertake regulatory checks yourself. These require an independent and professional inspection due to the importance of keeping workers safe.

As manufacturers and installers of anchor bolts and other safety equipment, we are fully familiar with the required conditions for optimum levels of service. Our inspectors will provide a quick and efficient service, informing you where components comply and detailing any attention that is needed.

We offer a truly independent service and can provide advice and recommendations on necessary maintenance, repairs, and improvements. We keep up to date with changing regulations so will ensure you’re not left behind and don’t become non-compliant by omission.

Don’t risk your workers’ safety but get in touch today to arrange an inspection.

What Are The Benefits Of Anchor Bold Inspections

OSHA compliance
(OSHA 1910.27)

Having certified anchors is the only solution of staying compliant with OSHA and it’s recent anchorage system ruling. With certified roof anchor, your fall protection system is fully compliant. With that being said, it gives your building the most options over time while creating the safest working environment.

Cost Savings

Having certified roof anchors is a long-term investment. In addition, certified roof anchors can reduce your costs of your roof overtime over time. With a certified system, vendors have more options in how they can perform their service on your building. Every time windows get washed or your building is services, costs are more likely to be reduced with a certified fall protection system in place.

Increased Safety

With a certified anchor system, you are giving your building and vendors who perform services for you the highest level of fall protection available. This enhances a vendor’s ability to perform services safely and efficiently. With a certified system, you know that engineers have designed and certified a system that is specific to your building’s needs.

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