Ridgeline Safety System anchors are tested to OSHA 1926.502 standards
This entails a 5000 lb. static load test, and a 620 lb. / 6' drop test. This testing certifies them for use by one person, with a max weight of 310 lbs.
Highlights of some in house testing before we sent everything out for 3rd party testing and verification! Yes, that's a barrel of concrete ... one chunky roofer!
Ridgeline Safety Systems
Installation / Use Instructions
Congratulations on your purchase of the only roof anchor on the market that provides a tie off point from the time the truss leaves the ground through the life of the structure!
Anchors are designed to last the life of the structure and can be used during construction and by any maintenance or repair technician who is properly trained in proper safety practices and familiarizes themselves with the use of the anchors by reading these instructions.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious injury.
Anchors should be inspected for any sign of damage, wear, or rust before each use. An anchor showing any sign of this should be immediately removed and replaced with a new anchor.
An anchor that has been subjected to a fall or any other load beyond normal use should immediately be removed and replaced with a new anchor.
Anchors are shipped flat and are to be hand bent in the center to achieve the proper pitch. Anchors should be bent only once to the desired pitch and then installed. Anchors bent more than once should not be used.
It is critical that the center row of screws be placed into a truss, rafter, or other solid framing member. These screws should be #10 x 3’’ construction screws in a qty. of 10 or 12 depending on anchor style (all holes should be filled).
Side tabs should be fastened to framing member using a qty. of (8) #10 x 1.5’’ pole barn screws.
On post frame versions with a wide base plate the top purlin can be screwed to the base plate from the bottom, as the anchor will interfere with attaching the purlin from the top into the truss.
Retrofit and stone coated shingle anchors should have the center row of holes attached to a solid framing member using (12) #10 x 3’’ screws (two more than post frame versions), and the remainder of the holes screwed to the roof deck using #10 screws with threads fully engaged into sheeting.
Anchors are rated for 1 user at a time.
It is acceptable to tie off to either side of the anchor, but it is a good practice to tie off to the same side that a majority of the work is to be performed.
Always observe proper angles (15 degree swing on either side of anchor), and proper length of rope to ensure safety in the event of a fall.
Roof sheeting (if applicable), steel, and any venting material will slide into throat of anchor.
Ridge cap will be placed over anchor, leaving end tabs exposed for future use.