Fall Protection Solutions For Ceco Standing Seam Panels

Fall Protection Solutions For Ceco Standing Seam Panels

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Jun 5th 2024

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See the Roof Anchor Compatibility Chart for Central States Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

Who Is Ceco Building Systems?

Ceco Building Systems has been a prominent player in the pre-engineered metal building industry since its founding in 1947 as Mitchell Engineering in Columbus, MS. From a regional manufacturer, Ceco has grown to one of the leading manufacturers in the industry, offering a wide range of products, including their standing seam roof systems.

What Are The Best Fall Protection Products For Ceco Standing Seam Panels?

This article aims to educate Ceco standing seam installers and building owners about the most compatible fall protection solutions for the Double-Lok, SuperLok, BattenLok HS, and Ultra-Dek panels. All of the 22-gauge and 24-gauge panels are fully compatible with the full line of SSRA products plus several alternatives. Let's look at each of the four panel systems and identify the most compatible fall protection products for each.

Double-Lok Standing Seam Roof Panel

Ceco Double-Lok Panels. Image Courtesy of www.cecobuildings.com.

The Double-Lok® metal roof panels provide a durable, weathertight building envelope. They are suitable for new construction, retrofit, industrial, and architectural projects.

Double-Lok panels feature a 16" panel width and a 2" tall seam height. They are available in 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, with finishes including Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, and Signature® 300. The concealed fastening system uses interlocking clips to attach the panels to sub-framing, minimizing panel penetrations and increasing weather-tightness. Roof Anchor Compatibility Chart for Central States Double-Lok Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

Fall Protection Systems for Double-Lok Panels

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1): This anchor system is ideal for standing seam roofs, ensuring no penetration and preserving panel integrity. The SSRA1 is compatible with Double-Lok panels and offers high-strength performance.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter: Mountable on SSRA1 anchors, this adapter allows for 10-foot walkboards without panel penetrations for panels with various seam heights.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates: Combined with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, these plates provide temporary horizontal lifelines for two workers, enhancing mobility on larger projects.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor: This anchor creates a secure anchorage point by hooking over the roof ridge and is best suited for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch. The Ridge Pro provides 100% worker tie-off for while on the roof.

Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302: Suitable for roofs with pitches less than 6/12, these permanent systems offer secure attachment points by mounting underneath the ridge cap, ensuring stable anchorage.

SuperLok Standing Seam Roof Panels

Ceco SuperLok Panels. Image Courtesy of www.cecobuildings.com.

SuperLok® is a high-performance standing seam roof system with exceptional uplift resistance, suitable for industrial, commercial, and architectural applications. SuperLok panels have a 16" panel width and a 1-3/4" tall vertical leg. They are available in 22, 24, and 26 gauge steel options, with finishes including Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, and Signature® 300. SuperLok panels are compatible with open framing or solid substrates and feature a factory-applied seam cap for added aesthetics and strength. Roof Anchor Compatibility Chart for Central States SuperLok Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

Fall Protection Systems for SuperLok Panels

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1): Designed for use with 22-gauge and 24-gauge SuperLok panels, this anchor system ensures that the roof surface is not penetrated. 26-gauge SuperLok panels are not compatible with the SSRA products, but alternative products are mentioned below.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter: Compatible with SSRA1 anchors, this adapter supports 10-foot walkboards without panel penetrations and offers adjustable height options.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates: Used with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, these plates provide temporary horizontal lifelines for two workers, ensuring comprehensive safety.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor: Ideal for 6/12 to 12/12 pitch roofs, this anchor hooks over the roof ridge for secure anchorage. The Ridge Pro is the best option for 26-gauge SuperLok panels.

Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302: These systems provide secure attachment points for lower-pitched roofs by mounting underneath the ridge cap.

BattenLok HS Standing Seam Roof Panels

Ceco BattenLok HS Panels. Image Courtesy of www.cecobuildings.com.

BattenLok® HS panels are designed to minimize oil canning and comply with industry codes. These structural panels are suitable for both roof and fascia applications. BattenLok HS panels feature a 2" tall vertical seam and are available in 16" and 18" widths. They are made of 22-gauge and 24-gauge steel, and finishes include Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, and Signature® 300. The panels use a concealed fastening system with fixed and floating clip options to accommodate thermal movement. Roof Anchor Compatibility Chart for Central States BattenLok HS Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

Fall Protection Systems for BattenLok HS Panels

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1): This system preserves panel integrity by attaching without penetrating the roof surface. It is compatible with BattenLok HS panels in 22-gauge and 24-gauge.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter: Mounted on SSRA1 anchors, this adapter facilitates 10-foot walkboards without penetrations and adjustable height options.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates: For extensive projects, these plates with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System offer temporary horizontal lifelines for two workers.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor: This anchor is suitable for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch and hooks over the roof ridge for secure attachment.

Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302: For roofs with pitches less than 6/12, these systems provide secure attachment points by mounting underneath the ridge cap.

Ultra-Dek Standing Seam Roof Panels

Ceco Ultra-Dek Panels. Image Courtesy of www.cecobuildings.com.

Ultra-Dek® panels feature snap-together, trapezoidal leg standing seams, making them ideal for industrial, commercial, and architectural applications. Ultra-Dek panels offer widths of 18" and 24" and require a minimum slope of ¼:12. Available in 22, 24, and 26 gauge steel, these panels come with finishes such as Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, and Signature® 300. The concealed fastening system uses low, high, fixed, or sliding clips for thermal movement. Roof Anchor Compatibility Chart for Central States Ultra-Dek Standing Seam Metal Roofing.

Fall Protection Systems for Ultra-Dek Panels

Standing Seam Roof Anchor (SSRA1): Compatible with 22-gauge and 24-gauge Ultra-Dek panels, this system ensures no roof penetration. The SSRA products are not compatible with 26-gauge steel Ultra-Dek panels.

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter: Mountable on SSRA1 anchors, this adapter supports 10-foot walkboards without panel penetrations and offers adjustable height options.

SSRA3 Anchor Plates: For comprehensive safety on larger projects, these plates, together with the Malta Dynamics HLL3001 Horizontal Lifeline System, provide temporary horizontal lifelines for two workers.

Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor: Ideal for roofs with a 6/12 to 12/12 pitch, this anchor hooks over the roof ridge for secure attachment. The Ridge Pro anchor is the best alternative system for 26-gauge Ultra-Dek panels.

Super Anchor 2815 and Malta Dynamics A6302: For roofs with pitches less than 6/12, these systems provide secure attachment points by mounting underneath the ridge cap.

Standing Seam Metal Roof Anchor Panel Compatibility Chart For Ceco Buildings

Ceco Buildings *Double-Lok *SuperLok
* BattenLok HS *Ultra-Dek
  22-24 ga. 22-24 ga. 22-24 ga. 22-24 ga.
SSRA 1 YES YES YES YES
SSRA1 Nylon Tip YES YES YES YES
SSRA2 Roof Jack YES YES YES YES
SSRA3 Anchor Plate YES YES YES YES
The Ridge Pro YES YES YES YES
Super Anchor 2815 YES YES YES YES
Super Anchor 2816 YES YES YES YES
Super Anchor RS-10 2813 YES YES YES YES
Malta A6302 Anchor YES YES YES YES
FallTech 7431 Anchor YES YES YES YES

*Please note that all standing seam roof anchors are incompatible with steel roofs thinner than 24 gauge, aluminum or copper roofs, and curved metal roof panels.

Prioritizing Worker Safety on Ceco Panels

Ceco Building Systems standing seam roof panels—Double-Lok, SuperLok, BattenLok HS, and Ultra-Dek—offer exceptional durability, weather resistance, and aesthetic appeal. Utilizing compatible fall protection systems such as the SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter, SSRA3 Anchor Plates, Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor, Super Anchor 2815, and Malta Dynamics A6302 is critical for worker safety. By integrating these advanced fall protection solutions, building owners and contractors can maintain a safe working environment while benefiting from the superior performance of Ceco's standing seam panels.

Call us today at 863-703-4522 to discuss your project, or visit StandingSeamRoofAnchor.com.
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.