Fall Protection For Breyer Standing Seam Roof Systems

Fall Protection For Breyer Standing Seam Roof Systems

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Jun 24th 2024

Bryer Company metal roofs logo. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

Who Is The Bryer Company?

The Bryer Company, headquartered in Auburn, Washington, manufactures and supplies architectural and commercial metal roofing, wall, and soffit systems. Founded in 1985, Bryer has built a strong reputation for providing various products, including flat sheets, coils, fasteners, and metal construction accessories. Renowned for its outstanding customer service and rapid lead times, Bryer excels with their unique in-house fastener painting line, offering precise color-matching capabilities to meet specific project needs.

The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Auburn has an extensive range of fabrication and processing machinery, including roll formers that produce 15 different profiles. These advanced capabilities allow Bryer to fabricate panels as thick as 18-gauge steel and up to 80' in length, with portable equipment that can produce panels exceeding 150' directly at job sites. Bryer's commitment to offering custom colors, heavy gauges, and non-standard materials demonstrates its dedication to addressing diverse customer requirements. Additionally, the company strongly emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a supportive environment for its workforce and customers.

What Are The Best Fall Protection Products for Bryer Standing Seam Systems?

This article provides essential information on the best fall protection products tailored for use on Breyer standing seam panels. We aim to educate workers and building owners about the most compatible methods and products for ensuring safety while working on Breyer's high-quality standing seam roofing systems. Proper fall protection is crucial to maintaining a safe working environment and preventing accidents and injuries during installation and maintenance tasks. Let's research each of Breyer's standing seam panel series and discuss the best fall protection strategies for each.

TBC-Ultra Panels

Bryer TBC-Ultra panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The Bryer Company's TBC-Ultra panel is a premier choice for those seeking top-tier architectural standing seam metal roofing. The continuous interlocking seam ensures superior wind and water protection. One of the standout features of the TBC-Ultra is its concealed clip system, which eliminates the need for exposed fasteners and allows for thermal expansion and contraction. The TBC-Ultra is ideal for roofing and sidewall applications, including mansards and fascia.

The TBC-Ultra offers excellent durability and weather resistance. Bryer manufactures this panel using high-grade G-90 galvanized or galvalume steel with a Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 coating. The panels are available in continuous lengths up to 80', with optional factory-applied seam sealant. For projects requiring even longer panels, on-site fabrication allows for lengths up to 150' or more. A 30-year non-prorated finish warranty backs the TBC-Ultra panel system. It offers weather-tightness warranties of up to 25 years, making it a reliable choice for long-term performance.

The TBC-Ultra panels come in various substrate materials, including 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, .032 and .040 aluminum, and copper. They are available in a range of Kynar® colors and finishes, like Galvalume® Plus and Stucco Embossed. With testing certifications such as UL-580 Class 90 for wind uplift, UL-790 Class A for fire resistance, UL-2218 for impact resistance, and ASTM E331/1646 for water penetration, the TBC-Ultra panels meet rigorous industry standards. They are suitable for a minimum slope of 3:12, making them versatile for various roofing applications.

Fall Protection for TBC-Ultra Panels

Appropriate fall protection equipment is essential when working with TBC-Ultra panels to ensure worker safety and preserve the panels' integrity. All our recommended fall protection products are compatible with the 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel versions of the TBC-Ultra panels. However, the SSRA products are non-compatible with aluminum or other materials. Contractors should use alternative solutions like the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

This anchor system is perfect for 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel TBC-Ultra panels. It attaches securely without penetrating the roof, preserving the panel's integrity and providing a solid anchor point for safety equipment.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

This adapter is mounted on SSRA1 anchors and facilitates using 10' walkboards without panel penetrations. It offers adjustable height options to accommodate various seam heights, enhancing flexibility and safety on the job.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

Combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, these plates provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines. They can support up to two workers and ensure mobility and safety during extensive roofing tasks.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Ideal for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, this anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% tie-off safety for workers navigating steep slopes.

By using the appropriate fall protection systems, you can ensure the safety of workers and maintain the integrity and longevity of your TBC-Ultra panel installations.

TBC-Superseam Panels

Bryer TBC-Superseam panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-Superseam panel from The Bryer Company is a top-tier choice for architects, especially suited for low-slope applications or situations demanding superior weather resistance. This panel features a single or double lock leg that is mechanically seamed in the field, providing robust defense against air and water infiltration. The TBC-Superseam is made from high-grade G-90 galvanized or Galvalume steel with a Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 coating, ensuring the highest level of protection in the industry. It has a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty, reflecting its durability and quality.

The TBC-Superseam panels are available in factory-produced continuous lengths up to 80', with the option for an injected seam sealant for enhanced weather tightness. For projects requiring even longer panels, on-site fabrication allows for lengths up to 150' or more. These panels are backed by weather-tightness warranties of up to 25 years, providing long-term reliability and performance.

As a structural panel, the TBC-Superseam can be installed over solid substrates, open framing, or rigid insulation, making it versatile for various construction methods. This panel requires a minimum slope of 1/2:12.

Material options for the TBC-Superseam include 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, .032 and .040 aluminum, and copper. It is available in a range of Kynar® colors and finishes, like Galvalume® Plus and Stucco Embossed. The panel meets several rigorous testing standards, including UL-580 Class 90 for wind uplift, UL-790 Class A for fire resistance, UL-2218 for impact resistance, ASTM E331/1646 for water penetration, ASTM E283/1680 for air infiltration, and ASTM E1592 for wind uplift, ensuring it meets high performance and safety criteria.

Fall Protection For TBC-Superseam Panels

Ensure workers' safety when working with TBC-Superseam panels. All our recommended fall protection products are fully compatible with the 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel versions of the TBC-Superseam panels. However, the SSRA products are unsuitable for aluminum or other materials. Roofers should utilize alternative solutions like the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

This anchor system is ideal for 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel TBC-Superseam panels. It attaches securely without penetrating the roof, maintaining the panel's integrity and providing a solid anchor point for safety equipment.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

This adapter is mounted on SSRA1 anchors and facilitates using 10' walkboards without panel penetrations. It offers adjustable height options for various seam heights, enhancing flexibility and safety.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

Combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, these plates provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines. They can support up to two workers and ensure mobility and safety during extensive roofing tasks.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Ideal for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, this anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% tie-off safety for workers navigating steep slopes.

Using the appropriate fall protection systems ensures workers' safety. It maintains the integrity and longevity of your TBC-Superseam panel installations.

TBC-SuperCurve Panels

Bryer TBC-SuperCurve panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-SuperCurve panel from The Bryer Company brings a new level of design flexibility to architectural projects, offering the strength of a mechanically seamed panel in curved applications. Capable of being curved down to a 10' radius, these panels enable dramatic, eye-catching designs while maintaining excellent weather resistance. The TBC-SuperCurve panels are manufactured from high-grade G-90 galvanized or Galvalume steel with a Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 coating, ensuring superior protection and longevity.

Factory-produced panels can reach up to 80' in length, with the option for site fabrication allowing for lengths up to 150'. The curving process, which can be performed either in the factory or on-site depending on project requirements and shipping limitations, requires an optional seam sealant applied in the field and a flat pan design without striations or stiffener ribs.

The TBC-SuperCurve panel system offers a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty and weather-tightness warranties of up to 25 years, providing peace of mind and long-term performance. Available materials include 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, .032 and .040 aluminum, and copper. These panels come in various finishes like Kynar® colors, Galvalume® Plus, and Stucco Embossed, ensuring they meet aesthetic and functional requirements. The TBC-SuperCurve panels meet rigorous testing standards, including UL-580 Class 90 wind uplift, UL-790 Class A fire rating, UL-2218 impact resistance, ASTM E331/1646 water penetration, ASTM E283/1680 air infiltration, ASTM E1592 wind uplift, and ASTM E2140 water penetration.

Fall Protection For TBC-SuperCurve Panels

Ensure the safety of workers on TBC-SuperCurve panels with appropriate fall protection systems. Non-curved TBC-SuperCurve panels are fully compatible with our recommended fall protection products, provided they are 22-gauge or 24-gauge steel. We advise alternatives such as the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors for 26-gauge steel or aluminum panels. A trained safety professional should inspect curved panels to determine compatible fall protection equipment.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

This anchor system is perfect for 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel panels. It attaches securely without penetrating the roof, maintaining the panel's structural integrity.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

This adapter, mountable on SSRA1 anchors, allows 10' walkboards without panel penetrations and provides adjustable height options for different seam heights.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

When used with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, these plates provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines, supporting two workers and ensuring mobility and safety.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Ideal for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, this anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% tie-off safety.

The fall protection approach must be more customized for curved TBC-SuperCurve panel projects. Curved roofs are incompatible with our standard recommended products, so a trained safety professional must conduct an on-site inspection to determine fall protection anchor suitability.

TBC-Caploc Panels

Bryer TBC-Caploc panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-Caploc and Caploc Plus panels by The Bryer Company offer remarkable versatility for various architectural and commercial applications. These standing seam panels feature a unique design with a full batten cap cover over the seams, enhancing their weather resistance and structural integrity. The separate concealed clip system allows thermal expansion and contraction while maintaining weather resistance. It is suitable for slopes as low as 3:12.

TBC-Caploc panels are particularly effective for radiused roof applications. Caploc Plus offers an increased seam height for additional wind and water protection, making it ideal for areas prone to severe weather conditions.

These panels are manufactured from high-grade G-90 galvanized or galvalume steel with a Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 coating, providing industry-leading protection and durability. They are available in continuous factory-fabricated lengths up to 60', with optional on-site pan fabrication allowing for lengths up to 150'. TBC-Caploc panels have a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty, ensuring long-term performance and aesthetic appeal.

The panels are available in various materials, including 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, .032" and .040" aluminum, and copper. The Kynar® color options and Galvalume® Plus provide additional aesthetic flexibility. The TBC-Caploc system has been rigorously tested and meets several industry standards, including UL-580 Class 90 wind uplift, UL-790 Class A fire rating, UL-2218 impact resistance, ASTM E331/1646 water penetration, and ASTM E283/1680 air infiltration.

Fall Protection For TBC-Caploc Panels

When working on TBC-Caploc panels, customized fall protection solutions are essential to ensure worker safety and the panels' integrity. Due to the complete batten cap cover design, SSRA products are incompatible with these panels. Instead, we recommend using alternative fall protection systems like the Ridge Pro and other strap-style anchors.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

The Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is ideal for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch. This anchor hooks over the ridge, creating a secure anchorage point and ensuring 100% worker tie-off while on the roof.

For curved and radius roof systems, it is crucial to enlist a trained safety professional to conduct on-site inspections and develop a comprehensive fall protection plan tailored to the specific challenges of curved surfaces. By using these recommended fall protection systems and following best safety practices, contractors can ensure safe and efficient work on TBC-Caploc panel installations while preserving the roof's structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Always consult a safety professional to determine the most appropriate fall protection plan tailored to the specific project requirements.

TBC-Masterseam Panels

Bryer TBC-Masterseam panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-Masterseam panel is a premium choice for architectural and high-end residential applications. With its 1-1/2" mechanically locked standing seam, available in either a single or double lock configuration, this panel offers exceptional weathertightness, capable of withstanding the harshest environments. This feature makes TBC-Masterseam ideal for demanding projects requiring superior durability and weather resistance.

TBC-Masterseam panels feature an AZ50 Galvalume substrate known for its outstanding corrosion resistance. The panels are coated with a Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 finish, providing unparalleled fade and chalk resistance. This high-performance coating is backed by a 35-year non-prorated finish warranty, ensuring long-lasting aesthetic appeal and protection.

These panels can be produced in continuous lengths up to 80' at the factory, with the option for lengths exceeding 150' through on-site fabrication. An optional injected seam sealant enhances the panels' weathertightness with up to a 30-year warranty.

TBC-Masterseam is particularly well-suited for natural metals like copper and zinc, providing a versatile solution for various design preferences. The recommended minimum slope for installation is 1:12. The Bryer Company can guide customers with lower slope applications and project-specific details.

TBC-Masterseam panels are available in various materials, including 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, .032" and .040" aluminum, 16 oz and 20 oz copper, and zinc. They come in an array of Kynar® colors and Galvalume® Plus finishes, offering aesthetic flexibility and robust performance. The panels have undergone rigorous testing, meeting standards such as UL-580 Class 90 for wind uplift, UL-790 Class A for fire resistance, UL-2218 for impact resistance, ASTM E331/1646 for water penetration, and ASTM E283/1680 for air infiltration.

Fall Protection For TBC-Masterseam Panels

Ensuring the safety of workers on TBC-Masterseam panels requires the use of customized fall protection equipment. While all recommended fall protection products are compatible with the 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel versions, panels made from other gauges of steel or materials like aluminum and copper should use the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors to maintain safety and panel integrity.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

This anchor system is ideal for use with 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel panels. It attaches securely without penetrating the roof, preserving the panel's integrity while providing a safe anchorage point for workers.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

Mountable on SSRA1 anchors, this adapter supports 10' walkboards without requiring penetrations and offers adjustable height options to accommodate various seam heights, enhancing worker safety and flexibility.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

For larger projects, SSRA3 Anchor Plates combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines, supporting two workers and ensuring comprehensive fall protection.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Suitable for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, the Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% worker tie-off while on the roof.

Additional scrutiny by a trained safety professional is essential for curved or radius roof systems to determine the most appropriate fall protection equipment and plan. By using the recommended fall protection systems and following best safety practices, contractors can ensure safe and efficient work on TBC-Masterseam panel installations while preserving the panels' structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Always consult a safety professional to determine the most appropriate fall protection plan tailored to the specific project requirements.

TBC-Truloc Panels

Bryer TBC-Truloc panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-Truloc panel is ideal for most residential and light commercial roofing applications. The 1-1/2" seam height panels come in 12" and 16" panel widths and can be installed on slopes down to 3:12. The panel's separate floating clip system allows for thermal expansion and contraction, which is crucial for maintaining structural integrity in panels over 25'. Additionally, Truloc panels can be factory-notched for a clean finish at D-style eaves, enhancing aesthetics and functionality.

Thanks to the continuous positive seam engagement, TBC-Truloc panels are known for their strength and weathertightness. These panels are constructed from corrosion-resistant AZ50 Galvalume substrates and coated with industry-leading Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 paint for maximum durability. Available in 24-gauge and 26-gauge steel, the TBC-Truloc system is backed by a robust limited lifetime warranty for residential installations, ensuring long-term reliability.

Produced in lengths up to 50', the TBC-Truloc panel system meets the highest standards for performance and durability. It is tested and rated for UL-580 Class 90 wind uplift, UL-790 Class A fire resistance, UL-2218 impact resistance, and ASTM E1592 wind uplift, making it a reliable choice for various roofing projects. The recommended minimum slope for TBC-Truloc panels is 3:12, ensuring adequate water drainage and weather resistance.

Fall Protection For TBC-Truloc Panels

Ensuring the safety of workers on TBC-Truloc panels requires the use of appropriate fall protection equipment. While all recommended fall protection products are fully compatible with the 24-gauge steel version, the 26-gauge steel panels should use the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors to maintain safety and panel integrity.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

Ideal for the 24-gauge steel panels, this anchor system attaches securely without penetrating the roof, preserving the panel's integrity while providing a safe anchorage point for workers.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

This adapter mounts on SSRA1 anchors to support 10' walkboards without requiring penetrations. It offers adjustable height options for various seam heights, enhancing worker safety and flexibility.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

For larger projects, SSRA3 Anchor Plates combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System provide a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines, supporting two workers and ensuring comprehensive fall protection.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Suitable for both 24-gauge and 26-gauge steel panels, this anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% worker tie-off while on the roof.

Additional scrutiny by a trained safety professional is essential for curved or radiused roof systems to determine the most appropriate fall protection equipment and plan. By using the recommended fall protection systems and following best safety practices, contractors can ensure safe and efficient work on TBC-Truloc panel installations while preserving the panels' structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Always consult a safety professional to determine the most appropriate fall protection plan tailored to the specific project requirements.

TBC-Proseam Panels

Bryer TBC-Proseam panel profile. Image courtesy of www.thebryercompany.com.

The TBC-Proseam panel is a top-performing standing seam roofing system suitable for various commercial and residential applications. Featuring a 1-3/4" high snap seam, the TBC-Proseam offers excellent weather resistance and durability. The system is designed with a concealed clip mechanism that allows for thermal expansion and contraction, ensuring the roof maintains its structural integrity over time.

Constructed from high-quality AZ50 Galvalume® steel, TBC-Proseam panels have a premium Kynar 500 / Hylar 5000 coating, providing superior protection against corrosion and UV radiation. These panels are available in both 24-gauge and 26-gauge steel and meet rigorous performance standards. The 24-gauge panels are fully compatible with all recommended fall protection products. In contrast, the 26-gauge panels are best paired with the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors to ensure safety without compromising the panel's integrity.

The TBC-Proseam system supports continuous lengths up to 60', with an option for on-site fabrication for longer lengths. It also offers a limited lifetime warranty on residential installations, ensuring long-term reliability and peace of mind for property owners. Tested and certified for UL-580 Class 90 wind uplift, UL-790 Class A fire resistance, UL-2218 impact resistance, and ASTM E1592 wind uplift, the TBC-Proseam is a robust and reliable choice for a variety of roofing projects.

Fall Protection For TBC-Proseam Panels

Ensuring worker safety on TBC-Proseam panels requires appropriate fall protection equipment. While all recommended fall protection products are fully compatible with the 24-gauge steel version, the 26-gauge steel panels should utilize the Ridge Pro or other strap-style anchors for optimal safety and panel protection.

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1):

This anchor system is ideal for the 24-gauge steel panels. It attaches securely without penetrating the roof, preserving the panel's integrity while providing a safe anchorage point for workers.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter:

This adapter mounts on SSRA1 anchors and supports 10' walkboards without requiring penetrations. It offers adjustable height options for various seam heights, enhancing worker safety and flexibility.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates:

For extensive projects, SSRA3 Anchor Plates combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System offer a robust solution for temporary horizontal lifelines, supporting two workers and ensuring comprehensive fall protection.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor:

Suitable for both 24-gauge and 26-gauge steel panels, this anchor hooks over the ridge to create a secure anchorage point, ensuring 100% worker tie-off while on the roof.

Curved or radiused roof systems require additional scrutiny by a trained safety professional to determine the most appropriate fall protection equipment and plan. By using the recommended fall protection systems and following best safety practices, contractors can ensure safe and efficient work on TBC-Proseam panel installations while preserving the panels' structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Always consult a safety professional to determine the most appropriate fall protection plan tailored to the specific project requirements.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Project

You are encouraged to provide information about your project by contacting us at 863-703-4522 or visiting our website at  www.StandingSeamRoofAnchor.com. For additional fall protection information, refer to OSHA's extensive 48-page manual.

Fall Protection Best Practices for Standing Seam Roofs

Foster a Safety-Conscious Work Culture

Encourage regular equipment inspections and continuous training sessions to foster a workplace safety culture. A strong safety culture helps maintain high standards and significantly reduces the chances of accidents.

Develop a Detailed Safety Plan

Before commencing any roofing project, the safety manager or project manager should create an OSHA-compliant safety plan. This plan must include a comprehensive rescue strategy to protect workers in case of an accident. Proper planning ensures all safety measures are in place before starting work.

Use Roof Anchor Systems Specifically for Standing Seam Roofs

Utilize roof anchor systems designed specifically for standing seam roofs. Follow manufacturer instructions for proper sizing and installation, focusing on accurate seam placement and correct torque settings. Avoid seam anchors that attach over clips, as locating clips on existing roof systems can be difficult and unsafe.

Ensure Stable and Safe Access Points

Position ladders and scaffolding correctly, ensuring they are free of obstacles, to reduce fall risks. Provide thorough OSHA-compliant ladder training for workers and always adhere to the 4-1 rule for ladder positioning to ensure stability and safety.

Provide Workers with High-Quality Safety Gear

Equip your workers with premium full-body harnesses and shock-absorbing lanyards. These items significantly reduce the impact load during falls, minimizing the risk of severe injuries or fatalities.

Wear Suitable Footwear

Workers should wear non-slip footwear designed for smooth metal roof systems and avoid working on wet roofs. Proper footwear improves stability and reduces the likelihood of slips and falls.

Establish and Maintain Secure Work Zones

Implement guardrails, warning lines, or other barriers on low-slope roofs to create secure work zones and prevent falls. These measures help ensure a safer working environment and reduce the risk of accidents.

Encourage the Use of Trauma Straps

Trainers and safety managers should instruct workers to use trauma straps on their harnesses and provide regular training on their proper use. Trauma straps are essential for preventing severe injuries or fatalities after a fall by reducing suspension trauma.

Invest in Permanent Roof Anchor Systems

Consider installing permanent roof anchor systems to provide secure anchorage points for future roof work and inspections. Permanent systems enhance long-term safety and make ongoing maintenance easier.

Take Extra Precautions for Curved Panels

Avoid using seam-mounted anchors on curved metal panels. For curved roof systems, have a trained safety professional conduct site inspections and develop a comprehensive safety strategy tailored to the unique challenges of curved surfaces.

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.