Anybody using a door jamb anchor?

Anybody Out there using something like this? We would like to know what you’re using and see if you have any opinions.

I had often wondered about it. It’s pricey for sure. @anon46335951 you’re big on safety. Do you guys employ the use of it or have any thoughts on it?


I believe those are fall prevention anchors, not anchors you can use to repel off as they are rated to 140kg, where they would need to be rated to over 1500kg to be safe to repel off of.


This high rise guy keeps his door jam anchor simple.

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All well and good til someone replaces a door with a hollow one and it crumbles under there force…
Hence why these anchors were invented,

We have two jobs that we use these on they there for fall protection not designed to be used if working over the side of a building as an anchor point.

The two complexes we use these on an engineer has certified the door frames st 350 lbs which are steel door frames on a commercial building, retirement home.

French Creek are the cheapest and almost identical to DBI Sala brand which is twice the price.

Along with using these we have to have a working at Heights policy in place this policy must be on site and a assisted rescue plan in place described in this policy and the equipment to perform.

We use this because we pull the sliders out and reach-around to clean the outer pane. The window sill is only 30 inches tall so is a fall hazard.

One building we use these on is one where a window cleaner took a 6 story fall and died while trying to perform the work from the rooftop with no roof anchors.

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I know a guy in my market who uses a padded 2x4 on the floor on the other side of a closed door. Usually a closet. Is that also unsafe?

Are these suitable for residential doorways then?

This is interesting. Would you mind sharing this policy?

That’s just crazy, I would never let my life depend on a 2x4, it’s not osha approved and thus should not be used as an anchor device. Only osha approved equipment should be used in an anchor situation. There’s a reason osha tests and approve equipment because it’s been proven to withstand constant use and saves lives.

How about a 2x6?


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Oh my!! I don’t know what to say @JaredAI to that pic. They’re lucky to live another day. Are those painters? If so that would explain everything. Lol

The big problem with these are all doorways are not equal.

Commercial are usually stronger being steel but there are also some that are sheet metal.

Residential are just 2x4 framed and likely wouldn’t support the weight if actually applied.

This is why we have then certified as the actual blue prints are used along with load test to ensure what we do are compliant.

These are actually dangerous because people will think it can be used on any door, not true. If used must be “trained” in fall protection too, technically


Using timber is a no no

I personally would prefer to anchor to a huge chunk of structural steel than an eye bolt which will eventually fail.

I agree but should have worded it different, anchor DEVICES should be osha approved which a 2x4 is not. Anchor POINTS such as you stated " a structural steel member" meets or exceeds osha standards should be fine. I have done this as well, like I said my wording was wrong.