Fall Protection & System Load Testing

A building’s fall protection system, typically provided by roof anchors, is required to be certified before use by contractors accessing the façade. Window washing contractors are common users of these systems. ECS’ Fall Protection Testing and Certification services help our clients meet the required regulations regarding anchor certification before initial use, after roofing repairs are performed near the anchors, after a high load event or every ten years.

A building’s fall protection system, typically provided by roof anchors, is required to be certified before use by contractors accessing the façade. Window washing contractors are common users of these systems. ECS’ Fall Protection Testing and Certification services help our clients meet the required regulations regarding anchor certification before initial use, after roofing repairs are performed near the anchors, after a high load event or every ten years.

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What Is Fall Protection and Roof Anchor Testing? 

When workers need to access the façade of a building to perform maintenance, repairs or cleaning, they often use roof mounted anchors and suspension systems. These systems require care in their design and inspection as well as periodic load testing in order to verify their capacity. ECS provides fall protection and suspended access system load testing to meet the requirements of various industry standards as well as the OSHA Final Rule for Walking and Working Surfaces.

What Is Fall Protection and Roof Anchor Testing? 

When workers need to access the façade of a building to perform maintenance, repairs or cleaning, they often use roof mounted anchors and suspension systems. These systems require care in their design and inspection as well as periodic load testing in order to verify their capacity. ECS provides fall protection and suspended access system load testing to meet the requirements of various industry standards as well as the OSHA Final Rule for Walking and Working Surfaces.

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We can design and layout roof anchorage systems, provide annual inspections and provide load testing of anchors and davit arms. This work is performed under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer and is performed by a combination of project engineers and specialty technicians.

With this range of expertise, we can complete fall protection inspections with all applicable compliance and safety standards in mind.

Beyond compliance requirements, our professionals will assess the installation of fall protection systems to confirm they are ready for use. Correct installation involves the appropriate fasteners for load-bearing requirements and location for access. 

If a roof anchor system is not newly installed, but in need of reassessment after 10 years, roof anchor inspection focuses on signs of wear. Our team will look for signs of corrosion that can affect the operation of the system. We will look closely at the fasteners to see if they have retained any damage with time. The welds may also exhibit signs of damage, so we will assess these areas as well.

Load testing is also an essential part of fall protection testing. These systems must be able to support contractors as they work. Our load tests will attempt to simulate these real-world circumstances to confirm each roof anchor can perform as needed.

If your fall protection system needs a complete overhaul, our team offers design services to improve the layout of your roof anchors for compliance and rescue needs.

We can design and layout roof anchorage systems, provide annual inspections and provide load testing of anchors and davit arms. This work is performed under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer and is performed by a combination of project engineers and specialty technicians.

With this range of expertise, we can complete fall protection inspections with all applicable compliance and safety standards in mind.

Beyond compliance requirements, our professionals will assess the installation of fall protection systems to confirm they are ready for use. Correct installation involves the appropriate fasteners for load-bearing requirements and location for access. 

If a roof anchor system is not newly installed, but in need of reassessment after 10 years, roof anchor inspection focuses on signs of wear. Our team will look for signs of corrosion that can affect the operation of the system. We will look closely at the fasteners to see if they have retained any damage with time. The welds may also exhibit signs of damage, so we will assess these areas as well.

Load testing is also an essential part of fall protection testing. These systems must be able to support contractors as they work. Our load tests will attempt to simulate these real-world circumstances to confirm each roof anchor can perform as needed.

If your fall protection system needs a complete overhaul, our team offers design services to improve the layout of your roof anchors for compliance and rescue needs.

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Why Is a Roof Anchor Inspection Important?


Roof anchors have a critical job — supporting contractors as they work. Testing following installation, roof repairs or years of use is essential to the safety of people who rely on these fall protection systems. While secure roof anchors protect contractors, they also protect your building. In the event that these anchors cannot withstand weight, they may cause damage to your roof.


Fall protection inspections are vital for your compliance. Organizations like OSHA have fall protection regulations in place for worker safety. While building owners generally cannot be held responsible for contractors’ actions, you could be held liable if injuries are a result of poorly maintained roof anchors. In these cases, you may face fines from OSHA and significant insurance payouts for contractors who are injured.


To protect your contractors and yourself, stay on top of inspection and maintenance demands. ECS provides these services so you can maintain peace of mind as you manage your building.


Why Choose ECS for Fall Protection Testing?


At ECS, excellence is the core of our mission. We provide fall protection inspections and testing to protect you and anyone you hire. With our team-based approach, we can confront your inspection requirements, regardless of the size of your building.


We focus on delivering services you can trust and offer consistent communication throughout every project. Our team of professionals will make sure you understand our findings. Our goal is to support the safety of your building, whether your existing fall protection system is secure or you need help designing a new one.


Once we have completed our inspection and testing, you will receive a detailed report that explains what we found. We are happy to walk you through the results so you feel confident and informed about our services.

Why Is a Roof Anchor Inspection Important?


Roof anchors have a critical job — supporting contractors as they work. Testing following installation, roof repairs or years of use is essential to the safety of people who rely on these fall protection systems. While secure roof anchors protect contractors, they also protect your building. In the event that these anchors cannot withstand weight, they may cause damage to your roof.


Fall protection inspections are vital for your compliance. Organizations like OSHA have fall protection regulations in place for worker safety. While building owners generally cannot be held responsible for contractors’ actions, you could be held liable if injuries are a result of poorly maintained roof anchors. In these cases, you may face fines from OSHA and significant insurance payouts for contractors who are injured.


To protect your contractors and yourself, stay on top of inspection and maintenance demands. ECS provides these services so you can maintain peace of mind as you manage your building.


Why Choose ECS for Fall Protection Testing?


At ECS, excellence is the core of our mission. We provide fall protection inspections and testing to protect you and anyone you hire. With our team-based approach, we can confront your inspection requirements, regardless of the size of your building.


We focus on delivering services you can trust and offer consistent communication throughout every project. Our team of professionals will make sure you understand our findings. Our goal is to support the safety of your building, whether your existing fall protection system is secure or you need help designing a new one.


Once we have completed our inspection and testing, you will receive a detailed report that explains what we found. We are happy to walk you through the results so you feel confident and informed about our services.

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Notable Projects

Many different types of building owners have trusted ECS with fall protection inspections, from residential to commercial. This speaks to our diverse skillset and ability to handle projects at any scale.

  • Roanoke Cement Company, Troutville, VA
  • Presidential Towers Chicago, IL
  • Sheraton Downtown, Raleigh, NC

Notable Projects

Many different types of building owners have trusted ECS with fall protection inspections, from residential to commercial. This speaks to our diverse skillset and ability to handle projects at any scale.

  • Roanoke Cement Company, Troutville, VA
  • Presidential Towers Chicago, IL
  • Sheraton Downtown, Raleigh, NC
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Contact ECS for Fall Protection & System Load Testing

At ECS, safety is our priority. Evaluate the function of your fall protection systems with the help of our team. We deliver cost-effective solutions in a timely manner to keep your building functioning as usual. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding fall protection and suspended access system load testing. We look forward to partnering with your team and assessing the quality of your roof anchor system.

Contact Us

At ECS, safety is our priority. Evaluate the function of your fall protection systems with the help of our team. We deliver cost-effective solutions in a timely manner to keep your building functioning as usual. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding fall protection and suspended access system load testing. We look forward to partnering with your team and assessing the quality of your roof anchor system.

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