Roofguard Warning Lines
Warning barriers and bump lines prevent falls by alerting workers to fall hazards. Warning barriers and bump lines should be set up around the work area at least 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) from unprotected edges.
When a work area is enclosed by properly installed and maintained warning barriers or bump lines, work inside the area can be done without additional fall protection measures. But anyone outside the area who is working less than 2 metres from the edge must use approved fall protection.
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.
Why RoofGuard Warning Line Systems are an Ideal Solution:
- Baseplates – X shaped base
- Post – 42’ vertical pipe inserted in base plates to support cable and flags
- Cable – 500 lbs. breaking strength
- Flags – secured at no more than 6 ft intervals
Frequently Asked Questions
- Warning line systems are designed for accessing areas of a flat rooftop that are nearing the roof edge (but not within 2m) to provide a visual warning to workers that are approaching a hazard.
- No. RoofGuard Warning Lines have been designs to be freestanding and require no rooftop penetration.
- Warning lines can only be used on a low sloped roof. There are also specific requirements for the type of work being performed on the roof.
- We strongly recommend that any RoofGuard System is installed by one of our certified installers to ensure proper installation and compliance with legislation. Systems come with an installation manual, engineered drawings and can be performed with one tool.
- Yes. Warning lines will integrate with each applicable RoofGuard System to create a fully compliant elevated areas for workers who are working at heights.
- A warning line is a barrier such as rope, wire, or chain that warns workers they are approaching an unprotected edge of a roof, floor, or other work surface. RoofGuard warning lines include brightly coloured flags to mark off where the line is.
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