RoofGuard Custom Guardrail Systems
We offer custom rooftop guardrail systems for instances such as: when a rooftop requires more coverage than what is available in a rooftop guardrail kit or when the rooftop has a unique layout and needs a more customized solution.
By investing in a custom rooftop fall prevention system you are ensuring that your company’s rooftop has optimal coverage to fully protect employees working at heights. Custom systems can include anything from a rooftop safety railing system across your entire rooftop, to building a rooftop guardrail system around your fixed access ladder in order to allow for easy and safe egress and ingress onto your rooftop.
RoofGuard has been designed to meet or exceed all major North American safety standards/regulations including Ontario MOL requirements, ANSI, OSHA, Canadian OHS & WorkSafeBC.
Mezzanine guardrail systems allow workers to access elevated areas within your facility or create more space inside your facility while still meeting the working at heights requirements set out by OHSA.
Hinged variable fittings that can be customized to fit any angle.
Custom gates designed with a pivoting gate that goes up and down to provide an easy drop off location on elevated platforms while ensuring workers are complying with working at heights requirements.
Custom RoofGuard Rooftop Guardrail
These custom rooftop guardrail systems allow for you to ensure the safety of your staff and contractors, even around unique obstructions that may be located on your rooftop.
- Base plates: Galvanized cast steel weights (18kg)
- Aluminum pipe: Aluminum T6-6061, 1.5” SCH 40 – 48mm (1.90 inches) O D
- Fittings: Aluminum, Magnesium Alloy, 535
- Fasteners: stainless steel
- Support bar: Aluminum 18” bar placed in the middle of rails greater than 6ft
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the safety regulations?
- A worker shall be adequately protected by a guardrail system. Requirements for guardrails are found in the regulation for construction projects (s.26.1) . The regulation for industrial establishment (ss. 13 and 14) contains provisions for permanent guardrails. The regulation for construction projects provides that if it is not reasonably possible to install guardrails, a worker must be adequately protected by at least one of the following methods of fall protection:
- Safety net
- Travel Restraint system
- Fall Arrest System
- Fall Restricting System
What are the advantages of guardrail?
- More versatile than fixed-length steel rail systems.
- Stackable base plates.
- User friendly and ergonomic.
- Lower labor costs
- Everything on one skid (materials, tools, layout design) – low shipping costs.
- Price! More attractive pricing for distributor partners – higher selling margins.
- Aluminum rail systems “blend in” with the building and mechanical equipment.
What is the difference between active vs passive fall protection?
- Passive fall protection is the type of protection that does NOT require any action by people. Examples include: Guardrails, Safety Nets, etc.
- Active fall protection is the type of protection that requires training and direct connection to an engineered fall protection system or anchor point. Examples include: Body Harnesses and Lanyards, Anchor Points, etc.
- General rule: Try and develop protection that does not require active fall protection. “Engineer out the hazard”
Is this something I could install on my own?
- Yes, all of our systems include a user manual, custom drawing, and detailed installation instructions. If needed, we do offer installation as well.
What does a typical layout include?
- Arguably the easiest rooftop system on the market to install, all kits come with everything required to assemble this elegantly simple system.
- Typically consists of 9 ft rail sections and 6 ft returns (tie-backs).
- Returns have a minimum of 3 base plates on the end post to provide the necessary counterweight to allow the system to meet lateral force ratings.
- Returns are positioned at a MAXIMUM of 27 ft intervals (3 sections of 9 ft rails).
Questions to consider
- Are my rooftop openings properly guarded to comply with current working at heights laws?
- Am I, or any of my staff working within 6’ of the roof edge and require fall protection?
- Do I need access to multiple rooftop elevations?
- Are there trip hazards on my rooftop?
- Is there frequently accessed equipment on my roof that may pose a risk?
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