What You Should Know
By Gus Strats – Summit Anchor Company, Inc. April 26th, 2023
Edited by – Keisha Winston
Before high-rise window washers rappel to clean windows, they must know that the anchors they’re using are safe. In fact, OSHA requires it. OSHA says that before workers use a rope descent system, building owners must inform their employer, in writing that the building’s anchors have been identified, tested, certified, and maintained so that each anchorage is capable of supporting 5,000 pounds in any direction, for each worker attached.
This requirement puts responsibility on building owners to comply with federal regulation. But where to start? What should you know about anchor testing before contracting with a service provider that tests anchor points?
For example, do you know:
- To what load amount should anchor points be tested?
- What is required by the International Building Code, OSHA and other ANSI standards?
- Do test results differ depending on whether the anchor point is attached to concrete, steel, wood or other materials?
These questions and more are answered in our anchor test manual.
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