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DBI-SALA Anchorages & Connectors


Anchorages & Anchorage Connectors


Security to Match the Task
Anchorage connectors are selected to suit the specific requirements of the user, based upon: the type of attachment, the environment and the connecting system. DBI-SALA offers the most complete line of anchorage connectors available, rigorously tested to ensure the strength you need.

An anchorage is a secure point of attachment for the fall arrest system. The anchorage must be capable of supporting a load of 5,000 Lbs. per worker attached to the anchorage or shall be designed, installed and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a minimum design factor of 2.

Anchorages may be certified, designed or engineered on site for fall protection. Certified anchorages should be identified with paint or special markings and kept on a site location list.

Non-certified Anchorages are beams, trusses or other suitably strong structures.




Anchorage Connectors
Anchorage connectors provide a means of attaching the fall arrest system to the anchorage. Anchorage Connectors vary widely depending on application. Some of the more popular anchorage connectors are Anchor Slings, Roof Anchors, Beam Clamps, Rail Sliders, Trolleys, Eyebolts and Shepherd Hooks.

Anchorage Connectors


Concrete Anchors are secured to concrete decks and columns. They provide the worker safety and mobility when performing leading edge work.


Roof Anchors are available in a variety of designs to match the roof being worked on. Roof Anchors must include specialized components to keep the worker safe without causing damage to the structure.


Steel anchors can be mounted on flanges horizontally or vertically. Steel Anchors can be permanently attached or temporarily clamped, offering both a fixed and mobile Anchorage Connector.


Tie-off Adaptors and Scaffold Chokers are alternative Anchorage Connectors for fall arrest systems. Tie-off Adaptors and Scaffold Chokers may be made of different materials, including cable, web and chain. Kevlar® tie-off adaptors should be used when working with high temperatures.

What to Look for in a Connector

Anchorage Connector Selection is Based on:
• What they connect to: steel, concrete or roofs.
• Whether they are fixed or mobile.
• Whether they are permanent or portable.

Experienced DBI-SALA technicians can provide guidance for the Anchorage Connector that will best fit your applications.

Anchorage Connectors are a critical part of a fall protection system. Anchorage Connectors must be tested to ensure strength to withstand the tremendous forces that can be generated by a fall. DBI-SALA Anchorage Connectors are rigorously tested both in-house and by SEI, an independent, non-profit testing and certification company accredited by ANSI and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

Vacuum Anchor Systems allow users to anchor to virtually any smooth, non-porous surface simply by flipping a switch and waiting for the green light.

If work on a tank, vessel or steel structure is required, users are able to quickly and easily put themselves where they need to be, without putting themselves in danger.


What to Look for in Snap Hooks and Carabiners


Self-Locking Design
Snap Hooks and Carabiners used in fall protection or rescue operations must be self-locking. Non-locking hooks must not be used for fall protection because of the danger of rollout, the accidental disengagement of a connector from the attachment point. The unique DBI-SALA Snap Hook is an industry favorite.

One-Hand Operation
Snap hooks should be simple to operate, even when wearing gloves in order to ensure proper use.

Constructional Materials
DBI-SALA Snap Hooks and Carabiners are made of high tensile, alloy steel or aluminum.

Standards and Regulatory Compliance
Snap Hooks and Carabiners used for fall protection must be capable of withstanding a 5,000 Lbs. (22kN) load and be proof-tested to at least 3,600 Lbs. (16kN). Many imported connectors will not meet these requirements.




Snap Hooks

Maximum Strength




One Hand Operation

Ease of Use



Range of Gate Openings




Self-Locking and Closing




Corrosion Resistant