WINSAFE Anchors can be used to secure maintenance systems and tie-off points for workers while using building maintenance equipment and davit systems.
The primary purpose of the Tie-back anchor is to secure the worker while working in an area where there is potential risk of a fall hazard.
Workers must wear safety harness and attach it to the tie-back anchor while in an unprotected area.
Tie-backs can also be used for additional various purposes such as the following but not limited:
- Securing temporary building maintenance systems. i.e. Outrigger, Boatswain’s Chair
- Secure tie off point for worker while using building maintenance equipment and davit systems.
- Horizontal Lifeline System
Tie backs are designed in various shapes and sizes to help secure the worker and connect to the building in the most suitable way without causing any hazards or obstructions.
WINSAFE currently offers the following connections but not limited to:
- Weldment connection to structural beams
- Cast in embed connection for structural concrete
- Bolt Through connection & Wrap Around for existing structure/retrofit projects
Each building rooftop also has its own unique composition which requires its own unique roof anchor design, which come in the following but not limited to designs:
- Exposed or Recessed Roof Tie-Backs
- Exposed or Recessed Wall Tie-Backs
Unfortunately, there is no standard solution for all buildings when it comes to designing a roof anchor layout. Rather there are specific guidelines to adhere to with multiple factors to consider when designing a system for the purpose of window washing or fall protection. Each building has unique design features and conditions which will affect how the window washer will clean the building and perform their duties.
When WINSAFE designs a tie-back anchor system we take into consideration the most practical and convenient method that will be used by the worker. We then design a system that will fit the strategy and meet all applicable codes and standards.
WINSAFE Tie-back anchors and layouts are designed to meet applicable safety codes, including OSHA, ASME A120.1, ANSI/IWCA I14.1, CSAZ271 and CAN/CSA-Z91.
WINSAFE Tie-back anchors are designed by a registered professional engineer to meet safety codes states above with a mission is to assist their clients to ensure a problem free system conforming to code requirements.
The Travsafe® horizontal lifeline system provides a permanent engineered solution to your fall protection needs. These permanent systems are designed and installed by Travsafe® certified representatives and have custom designed solutions to meet the site-specific requirements. Travsafe® is a hands-free system that allows up to 7 users (maximum if conditions allow) simultaneously. The systems can be designed to allow unhindered travel for unlimited distances with out the need to disconnect and reconnect at the anchorages.
The Travsafe® twin wire rope horizontal lifeline system provides for smooth travel compared to single line systems. The twin wire ropes allow the traveller to sit true and move freely over the intermediate anchors, minimizing wear and eliminating user assistance. The user’s hands remain free to accomplish whatever task is required.
✔ The twin lines ensure smooth hands-free travel over anchors and around corners.
✔ When a fall occurs, the traveller’s jaws close tightly around the lines
✔ The Travsafe® system contains relatively few components when compared to other systems
✔ The system can be supplied with stainless steel or aluminum anchorage and stainless steel or galvanized wire rope.
✔ The system can be secured to walls, floors or ceilings
✔ The system has a large tolerance. Anchors can be offset and travel remains smooth.
✔ When properly designed and installed, the system meets all
✔ OHSA, ANSI and CSA requirements
✔ Building maintenance (rooftops with out guardrails or parapets)
✔ Aircraft hangers (overhead systems to service the top of the fuselage and wings)
✔ Bridges and viaducts
✔ Oil and gas installations
✔ Distribution facilities
✔ Overhead cranes
✔ Industrial plants
OSHA, ANSI, CSA and Provincial occupational health and safety acts and regulations