BAX-Steel Standing Seam Panels : Fall Protection Solutions

BAX-Steel Standing Seam Panels : Fall Protection Solutions

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on May 22nd 2024

Bax-Loc Standing Seam Panels and Fall Protection Solutions

BAX-STEEL began with humble beginnings in 1959, producing steel framing for local construction projects with just two employees on a single production line . Based out of Baxley, GA, BAX-STEEL has become a leader in the pre-engineered building industry, renowned for its quality construction and customer satisfaction. This legacy of excellence continues today, as every department at BAX-STEEL takes pride in its projects and building strong relationships with customers.

The Bax-Loc Standing Seam Panel Overview

Bax-Loc standing seam panel profile by Bax-Steel. Image courtesy of

Although discontinued, the Bax-Loc standing seam panel remains noteworthy in BAX-STEEL's history. These panels offer robust and durable roofing solutions, making them an excellent choice for various applications. Crafted from high-strength 22-gauge or 24-gauge steel, the Bax-Loc panels provided an impressive combination of strength and durability.

The Bax-Loc panels are 24" wide and have 3" tall trapezoidal seams. This design allows for installation on roofs with pitches as low as 1/4:12, showcasing their versatility and adaptability to different roofing needs. The hidden fastening system and durable construction made the panels a great choice for residential and commercial use.

Fall Protection Solutions for Bax-Loc Panels

Ensuring proper fall protection is crucial when working with Bax-Loc panels to maintain worker safety and compliance with industry standards . Fortunately, several fall protection solutions are compatible with these panels.

The SSRA1SSRA2, and SSRA3 products are compatible with Bax-Loc panels. The SSRA1 provides a secure seam attachment without penetrating the metal, preserving the panel's integrity. Adapter plates expand the functionality of the SSRA system.

The SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter can be mounted on top of SSRA1 anchors to mount 10-foot walkboards without panel penetrations, offering adjustable height options for various seam heights. For comprehensive safety across larger projects, the SSRA3 Anchor Plates combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines for two workers.

Alternatively, for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is the best option. This anchor hooks over the roof ridge, creating a secure anchorage point for workers. The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor ensures reliable fall protection for all Bax-Loc panel roofs, providing essential safety measures for workers navigating these steep slopes.

For roofs with pitches less than 6/12, the Super Anchor 2815 or Malta Dynamics A6302 are suitable alternatives. These anchorage systems offer secure attachment points by mounting underneath the ridge cap, ensuring workers have a stable and reliable anchor point. The Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302 provide permanent anchorage points hidden by the ridge cap on Bax-Loc panels, making them ideal for lower-pitched roofs.

Bax-Steel Bax-Loc Panels Require Specialized Fall Protection

Selecting quality roofing materials and compatible fall protection solutions ensures safety, durability, and an attractive finish in any roofing project. Although discontinued, the Bax-Loc standing seam panel represented a pinnacle of quality in metal roofing, offering unique benefits for various roofing needs. Understanding the panel's specific characteristics and compatible fall protection equipment is a crucial starting point for a safe and efficient project.

Fall protection equipment such as the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor, Super Anchor 2815, Malta Dynamics A6302, SSRA1 Seam Anchors, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapters, and SSRA3 Anchor Plate systems assist contractors in getting projects done on time with zero accidents.

Whether undertaking a new installation or maintaining an existing roof, these insights will help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your project.

Call us today at 863-703-4522 to discuss your project, or visit You can learn more about fall protection by reading OSHA's 48-page manual.

Howie Scarboro, C.E.O. and co-founder of Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C., recognized the need for continued improvements in roofing safety during the 2010 MetalCon show in Las Vegas. He joined forces with SnoBlox-Snojax, a leader in snow retention and seam clamping technology for metal roofs, to create the SSRA1 prototype. Tested by Gravitec for OSHA/ANSI certifications, the SSRA1 proved to be the industry's lightest, most robust, and most universal-fit anchor point for standing seam roofs. Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C. was born in 2015, shaping the future of fall protection and instilling confidence in the industry.