Sesco Safety is a leading provider of permanent horizontal lifelines for roofs. The latest update to the OSHA 1910 general industry standard for fall protection requires employers to provide fall protection for workers exposed to fall hazards on roofs. On roofs with a pitch greater than 4 on 12 active fall protection must be provided. On flat or low sloped roofs, fall protection must be provided if work is performed within 10’ of an unprotected roof edge. Roof lifelines by Sesco Safety can provide a fall protection solution for workers on both high and low slope roofs.
On steep pitched roofs the lifeline is typically positioned at the peak of the roof. Careful attention should also be given to make sure potential swing falls are eliminated at the corners using redirect anchor points. Letting Sesco Safety’s engineering group design your steep slope roof lifeline ensures it will provide the necessary protection for the user.
For low sloped or flat roofs it is common to provide full perimeter roof lifelines. This consists of positioning the lifeline ~10 from the edge of the roof. By having the lifeline set back from the roof edge workers are able to access the hazard area while being tied off and restrained from falling.
Roof lifelines are typically mounted to support posts attached to the roof or the roof support structure. In most cases Sesco Safety can engineer a roof lifeline fall protection that is supported by posts only attached to the roof deck. By utilizing energy absorbing support posts our lifeline systems can be positioned anywhere on the roof. For standing seam roofs, S5! Clamps can be used to attach the post to the roof, eliminating the need for roof penetrations. Toggle bolt and riveted connections are available for other types of roofs.
If you have a roof in need of fall protection, contact Sesco Safety for a free consultation and we will walk you through the steps in deciding which fall protection solution is best for your needs.