Roof anchors are commonly used for roofing of commercial buildings, especially if they are on the taller side. They are used in fall protection systems as a way to hold lifelines and ropes that prevent equipment and workers from falling. In order to work effectively, these safety anchors need to be positioned at specific points, and they must be installed according to OSHA regulations.
OSHA has strict rules about installation, capability, and maintenance requirements, and all property owners must comply with these rules. That is why it is important to hire a reliable professional like Royal Roofing to handle the maintenance and installation of roof anchors.
Choose a Trusted Contractor for Commercial Roof Anchor Installation
Royal Roofing is a professional roofing contractor offering roof anchor installation and maintenance services in Toronto, GTA, and its suburbs. All of our roofing technicians have received high-quality extensive training on how to properly install roof anchors while complying with the rules and regulations established by OSHA.
As roofing professionals, we recognize the importance of having a reliable fall protection system, and we will work hard to ensure that all the roof anchors are installed in the right places, the right way.
As a proud member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), we are dedicated to providing cost-effective and ethical services using the best products available on the market. We are licensed to provide roofing services in Toronto and Ontario and cover our work with a 5 million dollar insurance policy.
OSHA Requirements for Roof Anchor Installation
Fall protection systems are used by window washers, roofers, and other workers providing outside building maintenance and repairs. These systems are created to ensure the safety of the worker, and, for this reason, OSHA has established strict rules and regulations regarding the use and installation of roof anchors.
According to OSHA rule 1910.27(b), the building owner is responsible for installing roof anchors capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds. In addition, these anchors are required to undergo regular annual inspections.
If you are a building owner looking to hire a company or service provider that will use your roof anchors for safety purposes, you must provide a written proof that your roof anchors can support at least 5,000 pounds and that they have been certified, tested, and regularly maintained. It is then the responsibility of the employer to ensure that none of the employees begin to use the roof anchors until it is properly verified by the property owner that they meet the above requirements.
Our Process for Roof Anchor Installation in Toronto and GTA
At Royal Roofing, our professional roofing technicians can properly install roofing anchors according to OSHA’s rules and regulations, on any type of commercial roof.
Our roof anchor installation services include the following steps:
- We will identify the correct location for the anchor and cut out the insulation and roof membrane to fit the anchor.
- Royal Roofing will then remove the insulation and membrane and drill holes in the concrete deck to later fit the bolts that will support the anchor.
- The anchor will be positioned in the space to ensure the proper fit, and later attached to the roof with concrete bolts and epoxy.
- Our skilled roofing technicians will then install insulation around the roof anchor and cover it with a layer of roof membrane to even it out with the rest of the roof.
- The top sheet of the roof membrane will be torched over the base sheet. Then, we will caulk around the anchor to create a watertight seal.
- Finally, a special epoxy-containing curb will be poured around the anchor to create a watertight permanent flashing.
Whether you require installation of new roof anchors or annual inspection of your existing anchors, our professionals at Royal Roofing can help. We will make sure that all the anchors are installed properly on your commercial roof to keep you compliant with OSHA standards and, more importantly, to ensure the safety of roof workers.
Contact Us Today for Commercial Roof Anchor Installation
Give Royal Roofing a call at 416-880-7625 to receive a free estimate for roof anchor installation or maintenance services in Toronto, GTA, or surrounding areas.