Roofguard Ladder Guardrail (Fixed Access Ladder Egress)

Our Fixed Access Ladder RoofGuard Kit is a non-penetrating system, designed to provide a safe zone for anyone getting on or off an access ladder. Designed with simplicity in mind, this rooftop guardrail system can be quickly and easily assembled and installed onto most rooftops. To ensure quick and easy installation, we designed RoofGuard with a modular design thus allowing for a quick installation that requires no welding, drilling or bolting into the actual roof structure.

Because our guardrail system utilizes a counter-weighted system, there isn’t any cutting required into the existing rooftop surface, meaning RoofGuard’s safety guard railings do not have direct or permanent attachments to your rooftop. As such, this rooftop guardrail system does not require re-sealing, which will ensure that you do not have unexpected leaks.

Our baseplates are lightweight and stable on all roof surfaces, but are also stackable which allows for them to be installed with minimal effort.

LadderGuard has been designed to meet or exceed all major North American safety standards/regulations including Ontario MOL requirements, ANSI, OSHA, Canadian OHS & WorkSafeBC.

Death of worker results in $100,000 fine for Ontario Company

The Company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure workplace safety standards were met, as outlined in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Companies are required to protect their workers with a guardrail system or another fall prevention method.

The Ontario man succumbed to his injuries and passed away less than two weeks later.

Do the right thing; protect your employees/company with a passive fall protection system.

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Here's Why the Fixed Access Ladder RoofGuard Kit is the Solution for You:

Like all of our rooftop guardrail kits, our Fixed Access LadderGuard Kit is designed to fit on a single pallet; most parts are pre-assembled with easy to follow instructions and a single tool for installation. This free-standing, modular system is constructed with corrosion-resistant lightweight aluminum tubing and utilizes counterweighted baseplates. It does not require rooftop penetration, which ensures that your roof will remain intact, so you won’t have to worry about unexpected leaks occurring from using this system.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A ladder opening is one of the most dangerous points on a rooftop as it is a transition point between the roof and the ladder. When entering and exiting your roof (while getting on and off a ladder) workers are within six feet of an unprotected edge if a guardrail system or lifeline is not in place.
  • Yes. Fixed access ladders connect to LadderGuard either through standard parts that can be provided or in some cases through custom fabricated connections.
  • Yes. Self closing, spring loaded gates can be equipped to your LadderGuard system.
  • We strongly recommend that any RoofGuard System is installed by one of our certified installers to ensure proper installation. Systems come with an installation manual, engineered drawings and can be performed with one tool.
  • Yes. LadderGuard will integrate with RoofGuard, since it is modular and fully customizable, to create a fully compliant system for workers who are working at heights.
  • Canada Labour Code – Occupational Health and Safety Regulations – Part 12 S 12.07(1)
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour – Construction Regulation 213/91 – Section 26
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour – Industrial Establishments 851 – Section 13 (1)
  • See the RoofGuard Fall Protection Guide for a full list of regulations by province.
  • Contact us, and we will get in touch to walk you through what you need to provide in order to generate an accurate quote. Dimensions, blueprints and images are all helpful in determining the details of what your roof requires.

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Passive Vs Active Fall Protection

When a hazard assessment is completed, and a need for fall protection is established, there are two general types of systems that can solve the need and keep the workers safe, passive or active fall protection.

Passive Fall Protection
A “passive” fall protection system refers to a system that is non-dynamic, stationary, and does not move or adapt or change when in or out of use. They do not require the use of Personal Protective Equipment or active participation from the worker. Typical passive solutions include Guardrails or Netting Systems. This is the preferred choice for its ease of use without the need for additional training and PPE.
Active Fall Protection
An “active” Fall Protection System requires the use of special equipment and participation by the worker. There are two types of Active Fall Protection Systems, fall restraint and fall arrest systems. These systems share the common feature of securing the worker wearing a full-body harness to an anchorage point with some type of connecting system, depending on the application. Active Fall Protection Systems include Fall Arrest Anchors, Roof Anchors, and Safety Harness’.

The Hierarchy of Fall Protection Solutions

Elimination of Hazards

Passive Systems

Fall Restraint

Fall Arrest

Fall Protection Guide

Check to see what federal & provincial regulations for working at heights and fall protection are and which RoofGuard systems help you comply.

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