DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand, has launched the concrete detent anchor. The concrete detent anchor is constructed from rugged, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the detent anchor provides a simple and safe solution that allows users to connect and disconnect from an anchorage with the push of a button.
The concrete detent anchor consists of the following two parts:
- A socket that is permanently installed in concrete
- A removable detent pin with attached connection ring that is placed into the socket to form a secure, fall-arrest-rated 22kN anchor point
Multiple sockets can be set into a concrete floor, wall or ceiling to provide a variety of anchor points, and the detent pin can be moved from socket to socket, keeping productivity high. According to Greg Peterson, Systems Manager, Capital Safety, Australia and New Zealand, most concrete construction sites require a number of different anchorage points for personal fall arrest systems. Capital Safety have developed the concrete detent anchor to be used during construction and also for ongoing maintenance and inspection, making it a suitable end-to-end solution.
With the detent pin weighing in at less than 1kg, the concrete detent anchor may be a lightweight and portable anchor option for concrete construction and maintenance. Detent push-button operation makes anchor installation and removal simple. The user holds down the button while inserting the pin into a socket preset in concrete. Releasing the button locks the pin into place, securing the anchorage.
To disconnect the concrete detent anchor, users can simply push the button and the pin will be released from the socket. When a socket is not in use, a cap covers the recess, which ensures building aesthetics are not compromised. Shock absorbing lanyards and self retracting lifelines can be connected to the forged connection ring on the detent pin. For added functionality, two anchors can be used as the endpoints for a horizontal lifeline system.