SSRA1 Installation

SSRA1 Installation

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Dec 11th 2023

In this blog post I will walk you through the process of installing a  Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1. Ensuring fall protection is vital when working at heights and having a properly installed anchor is crucial. So lets begin!

Preparing for Installation

Before we jump into the installation process, there are a few steps to follow. Firstly, it's important to read the owner’s manual. Take the time to familiarize yourself with all the SSRA1  instructions and safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

Next conduct an inspection of the anchor itself. Verify that it's in excellent condition and that all necessary components are present – such as stainless steel screws, D ring, and safety stickers.

Remember to check the torque on the bolts before each use. These bolts along with the cup tip set screws should be tightened to 90 inch pounds when using a torque wrench equipped with a 3/16 inch hex bit.

Tools Required for Installation

To perform the installation process, you'll need a couple tools;

1. A screw gun with a clutch (preferably featuring a pivoting bit holder).

2. A torque wrench capable of measuring down to inch pounds, with a 3/16 inch hex socket bit.

Having a flexible bit holder is particularly advantageous when working on seams because it allows for alignment of the screw gun with the set screws on shorter seams.

Installation Process

Now let’s move forward to the installation. Here's a step, by step guide;

Begin by placing the anchor on the standing seam. For seams that measure an inch and a half or less, the installation process is straightforward since the clamp sits flat on the panel. However, for taller seams it is important to ensure that the clamp remains level and centered during installation.

Find a position for the anchor making sure it is least six feet away from any areas where falls may occur or edges of the roof. Consult an OSHA approved safety plan for guidance on anchor placement. Each SSRA1 requires 144sf of properly installed and clipped panel.

With the six set screws on one side of the anchor preset in place, use the screwgun on clutch setting to snug up the other six set screws. The seam should be as close to the center of the clamp throat opening as possible. Proceed to tighten all twelve screws to a torque of 90 inch pounds using a torque wrench. (Nylon tipped set screws required 180-200 inch pounds of torque)Be careful not to tighten as this can cause damage to the seam.

Great job! You've successfully completed the installation of the standing seam roof anchor. The entire process should only take around two minutes.

In conclusion

It's vital to prioritize fall protection when working at heights and installing a standing seam roof anchor is a step, towards ensuring safety. By following the steps provided in this blog post you can confidently install the anchor. Have peace of mind while working on a metal roof. If you have any questions or need assistance don't hesitate to reach out to us at 863-703-4522 or visit our website at

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.