Rooftop Anchor Installation in Chicago, IL and Northwest Suburbs
Rooftop Anchor Installation
We follow all OSHA requirements in Chicago, IL.
Rooftop anchors are a common safety feature that are installed on a wide range of commercial buildings. These anchors are an important part of the fall protection systems that are used by various workers on the roof. Ropes and lifelines used by roofers, maintenance workers, and window washers are secured to rooftop anchors to help prevent falls and other accidents. It is important that these safety anchors are installed at the right points on the roof within the rules and regulations of OSHA for the safety of rooftop workers.
Commercial property owners are responsible for staying in compliance of OSHA’s rules and regulations when it comes to the installation, maintenance, and capability requirements of the rooftop anchors. Our professionals at Reliable Roofing can help you stay in compliance with OSHA standards with our roof anchor installation and maintenance services in Chicago, IL.
Reliable Commercial Roofing Contractor
Reliable Roofing provides rooftop anchor installation services to properly install safety anchors on commercial buildings in Chicago, IL. Our experienced contractors understand the OSHA rules and regulations when it comes to roof anchor installation and we will ensure that yours are installed in compliance with these rules. We use fall protection systems in our line of work ourselves and know how important it is for these safety anchors to be installed correctly and in the right spots.
Reliable Roofing is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) which means that we are dedicated to providing quality, ethical roofing repair and installation services. Our professionals are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.
Roof Anchor Requirements
Having a fall protection system in place on a commercial building is important for the safety of professionals who provide repair, replacement, and maintenance services on the roof. The rules and regulations from OSHA are strict on roof anchor installation to help ensure that the fall protection system will adequately protect roof workers from falls.
OSHA rule 1910.27(b) states that the responsibility of installing rooftop anchors falls on the owner of the building. These safety anchors must be able to support at least 5,000 pounds and they need to be inspected annually.
Property owners are required to provide contractors using their fall protection system with written proof that the roof anchors can handle 5,000 pounds of weight and that they have been annually inspected and certified. The company doing the work on your building will not allow their employees to use the fall protection system until you have presented them with the paperwork to prove that your rooftop anchors are compliant.
Roof Anchor Installation
At Reliable Roofing, we will install your rooftop anchors properly and in the right areas so that they are in compliance with OSHA’s strict regulations. You can expect the following steps with these services in Chicago, IL:
- Our roofers will map out the proper areas for the anchors and remove the roof membrane and insulation in these spots.
- After the membrane and insulation are removed, we will drill holes in the concrete deck to bolt the anchors.
- The anchors are then bolted to the concrete roof deck with epoxy to help hold them in place.
- The insulation and roof membrane are installed around the anchor to make it even with the surrounding membrane.
- The roof membrane around the anchor is torched and sealed with caulk so that it is water resistant.
- A watertight flashing is made around the anchor using a curb containing epoxy.
The city of Chicago is full of tall, stunning commercial buildings and high rises that must be properly fitted with rooftop anchors for the safety of rooftop workers. You can count on Reliable Roofing to properly install new roof anchors in compliance with OSHA’s regulations and inspect them annually to keep your building in compliance.
Contact Reliable Roofing at (815) 891-9801 if you need professional roof anchor installation, maintenance, or inspections in Chicago, IL.