New Round Of Testing - Ultimate Failure Test

New Round Of Testing - Ultimate Failure Test

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Nov 14th 2018


Manufacturers must be diligent in testing and certifying that their products meet or exceed the industry’s strictest standards.  We are no different and have learned so much about our products and our competitor’s products over the years thanks to lab testing.  We wanted to test our  SSRA1 Standing Seam Roof Anchor to it’s limit of structural failure.  This testing goes far beyond the 5,000 lbs. limits of fall protection testing.  An  Ultimate Failure test is designed to find the weakest link in the assembly.

Ultimate Failure Procedure

The SSRA1 was recently subjected to Ultimate Failure testing at an independent ISO 17025/ANSI Z359.18 certified materials testing facility. The results far exceeded our expectations and our competitor’s strength. The maximum testing protocol for OSHA and ANSI is 5,000 lbs, however the SSRA1 was subjected to 14,500 lbs of load. The test was concluded when the Grade 8 top bolts sheared leaving the aluminum anchor body completely unharmed or bent. This incredible strength is due to the patented structural design of the anchor body.

This puts the SSRA1 in a class of it’s own amongst the seam anchors in the industry!