The roof tie down anchor comes in a variety of styles in order to suit the different types of roofs available. Some are meant for corrugated iron sheets while others are meant for tiled roofs. Some are meant for peaked roofs while others are meant for flat roofs. However, they all have one major similarity. They have a ring that is used to clip anchor straps and ropes used to protect the climbers. Some of them are meant for permanent use while others are temporary and can be installed or removed whenever they are needed. The permanent ones are installed during installation of the roof and can be used throughout the life of the roof.
Concrete wall tie down anchors are mainly used in construction sites to secure the builders from falling in the occasion that they slip. They are used to clip safety lanyards and anchor straps so as secure the builder from falling or experiencing fall arrest shock. There are two major types in this category. The first type is fixed during construction using concrete while the second type is fixed by drilling screws into an existing wall. The permanent type that is fixed to the wall using concrete is used throughout the lifetime of the building for construction and repair purposes. The screwed type on the other hand can either be used for permanent or temporary functions.
The ground and floor tie down anchor is mostly used on flat surfaces to secure the climber from falling especially from the edge of a building or cliff. There are numerous types of anchors used for this function. In case the anchor is meant for construction projects, it can either be screwed to the floor or fixed using concrete during construction of the floor. Steel rod anchors are used in the case where they are anchored to the ground surface.