Santa Rosa, Calif.-based FlashCo, the large manufacturer of roof flashings and accessories, recently expanded its product line to include a suite of fall-protection devices, including horizontal lifeline systems, tie-back anchors, and rooftop safety access platforms. 

“We have over 23 years of experience on the roof,” Bill Bartell, vice president of Sales and Marketing, said in a statement. “So this is a natural extension of our core expertise. The new engineered fall protection systems will be coupled with certified installers, so we can offer a complete solution that includes the hardware, installation and maintenance.”

The company says its horizontal lifeline system, Total Grip, can be installed on virtually any deck type or system, with base plates attached to the roof with minimal intervention. The Total Grip horizontal lifeline system features continuous connection, allowing users to remain attached throughout the system — without disconnecting and reconnecting. The company says that the modular design enables multiple setup options for different applications, all using the same base plates.

“Our new horizontal lifeline system is a great product for the market,” says Bartell. “It is an engineered system that is non-invasive. With our roofing and waterproofing background, we can really help roofers sell the system and keep it watertight too.”

FlashCo’s tie-back roof anchors feature a durably constructed anchor point and with several mounting options, it says meet or exceed building codes, ANSI, CSA, and OSHA guidelines. The company noted its tie-back anchors offer a complete façade access system and window cleaning solution. 

“FlashCo has an excellent partner for our tie-back anchors and rooftop safety access platforms,” Bartell said. “This partner, Thaler Metals, is one that we’ve worked with for many years. We know the quality and dependability of the products they make and adding them to our fall protection line makes a lot of sense. We’re happy to have a robust fall protection line to offer the market and we’ll be expanding this product line in the near future.”

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