The FallBan System has been tested with a Missouri Licensed Professional Engineer observing, who certified the results, FallBan meets and exceeds Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1926.502 and 1910.29 standards, Corps of Engineers standard EM 385-1-1, and Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations SOR/86-304, s.2.12(1)(2)
Attachment to the roof (which is beyond our control) is the responsibility of the installer. Each project should be inspected to determine the strength and sturdiness of the roof perimeter edge in which a roof fall protection system might be installed. Rotted lumber or very rusted metal could mean poor attachment.
During our OSHA and Canadian Occupation and Health Safety Regulations compliance testing we used #12 screw (made for mechanically attaching insulation to a roof deck) to attach the FallBan stanchions, mid braces and diagonal braces to the roof perimeter edge with no problems. It is our recommendation new screws or lag bolts (no smaller than #12 roofing screw) to be used to attach FallBan components with care not to strip out the screw heads. (damage to the heads creates problems removing the fasteners during dismantling.)
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