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
- 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
- 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.
- 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”
- Yes, all of our systems include a user manual, custom drawing, and detailed installation instructions. If needed, we do offer installation as well.
- 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).
- 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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