RoofGuard Platform Guardrail

Liftsafe Fall Protection designs, engineers, and fabricates custom rooftop guardrail maintenance platforms to protect your employees while working at heights. Equipment maintenance may require elevated access on a rooftop, which can put employees at risk. The use of railed platforms surrounding the equipment will eliminate the risks while improving work performance and productivity.

We design maintenance platforms to suit customer requirements. These platforms meet and/or exceed all applicable safety regulations. Personnel safety, accessibility, modular construction, maintenance, and ease of setup for reconfiguration are often key factors included within the design of these platforms.

These rooftop work platforms are also designed to blend in with the existing roof aesthetics and can be customized to multiple heights and configurations. When coupled with our RoofGuard Walkway Series and classic RoofGuard Guardrail System, you will have a complete rooftop safety system that ensures the safety of both your roof and workers.

Does your rooftop have Workers Accessing it?

If you answered yes, then RoofGuard Guardrail is required as mandated by the below legislation. Workplace Safety & Health Act Regulation: Section 14.1.
(1)(b)(c) This part applies to every workplace where there is a risk of a worker falling.
(b) a vertical distance of less than 3 m where there is an increased risk of injury due to the surface or item on which the worker might land; (c) into operating machinery or moving parts of the machinery.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Acccording to the law:
    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
    Acccording to the law:
    Occupational health and safety laws generally require action when a worker has the potential to fall about 3 metres (10 feet). In most cases, fall protection is required when:

    • Other means of fall protection are not available or possible, such as guardrails Working at a height of 3 metres or more (permanent and/or temporary work areas)
    • Working at a height of less than 3 metres when the surface below could cause a greater injury risk than just the fall (e.g. machinery; risk of drowning in water or other liquid; open tanks, vats, or pits containing hazardous materials; materials can shift)
    • A worker may fall through an opening in the work surface
    • It is determined that fall protection is necessary

RoofGuard has been tested to meet or exceed American (OSHA), Canadian (CCOHS) and Provincial (OHSA in Ontario and each equivalent in other provinces) safety regulations.

RoofGuard has also been tested to meet or exceed the engineering standards created by CSA and ANSI.

This would include comparisons between; guardrails vs harness, guardrails vs fall restraint or guardrails vs fall arrest.

  • 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: Passive solutions are preferred to active ones. They represent engineering controls that keep people safe regardless of training level and awareness of a hazard.

Upfront costs of a guardrail system are slightly more than horizontal lifelines. However, when you add in the cost of certifying employees for working at heights (every three years), anchor point inspections (yearly), lanyard and harness inspections (yearly), recordkeeping (ongoing) and other related inspections, the overall cost of an installed guardrail system is much less.

There is also the amount of time and resources that must be devoted to making sure these are all adhered to. Whereas, a guardrail system can be set up once and you are instantly compliant.

RoofGuard is incredibly simple to install and can be done easily by an inexperienced worker with simple hand tools.

Each system has labels that contain a QR code that links to a series of videos showing exactly how to install the system for maximum time savings.

Each RoofGuard system comes with a stamped engineering drawing back by the in-house engineering team at Liftsafe Fall Protection.

Yes. RoofGuard comes standard as an aluminum system that is grey but some clients prefer it to be painted safety yellow. This is done in-house with a powder coated paint that is weather resistant.
No. RoofGuard must not be used as an anchor. This is stated explicitly in the RoofGuard installation manual among other safety requirements.
Yes. This depends on how steep the slope is for standard systems (it must meet the standards and regulations for sloped roofs). However, custom systems are available for multiple applications including sloped roofs.

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RoofGuard Line of Products

An investment in fall protection

Cost-effective working at heights safety solutions

Safe and reliable engineered fall protection solution

Meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI safety standards and regulations

Protects employees from injury or death from potential accidents working at heights

Reduces the potential for costly fines and high insurance premiums

All individual components are under 40 lbs

Reduces PPE and training requirements of staff and contractors

Simple and quick installations that require only one tool


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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