XPress Guardrail Series (RoofGuard)

RoofGuard X-Press is a unique, easy-to-install rooftop guardrail system. This rooftop fall protection system is designed with pre-fabricated rail sections that can be installed and dismantled quickly for temporary applications without sacrificing quality, durability, and most importantly, safety.

This one-of-a-kind rooftop guardrail system allows you to create your own rooftop guardrail solution, allowing you to choose how much linear coverage you want to cover, from 8 feet to more than 100 feet and longer.

RoofGuard X-Press comes in two distinct rail lengths; the 8-foot rail length is powder coated in high-visibility safety yellow, and the 6-foot rail sections are powder coated in grey. The 8-foot lengths are designed to go on the roof’s leading edge, and the 6-foot guardrail sections are for the returns. The yellow guardrail also serves as a warning sign for workers who get too close to the roof edge, allowing them to always be aware of potential danger.

Just like with all of our RoofGuard products, RoofGuard X-Press uses a counterweight system, which involves no cutting into the existing rooftop surface. The railing thus has no direct or permanent attachment to your roof, meaning no holes and no leaks!

RoofGuard X-Press 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

A 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.

Reasons Why You Need RoofGuard X-Press

With their unique lightweight design, RoofGuard X-Press Rails are perfect for a variety of applications, both permanent and temporary. This system also allows for you to decide how much coverage you require and ensures that you only have to pay for the guardrail that you need, allowing for you to ensure the safety of your employees and contractors while making sure you only have to pay for the guardrail that you require.

RoofGuard X-Press Ordering Tips

It is important to remember that in order to properly build your system, you first need to purchase the required number of rail pieces. In addition to the rails, there are required accessories that are needed to properly assemble this system. Required accessories include baseplates and rubber pads. Before you place your order, ensure you are aware of the amount of linear coverage you wish to protect to calculate how much of each item you require.

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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Why our Fall Prevention Systems are Right for You

All of the RoofGuard products are a cost-effective fall prevention solution.

All of our rooftop guardrail systems are designed in order to meet or exceed all North American Safety Standards.

With the addition of one of our rooftop fall prevention devices, you will be able to reduce PPE and training requirements of your staff and contractors.

All of our rooftop guardrail systems are safe and reliable fall prevention solutions.

Designed in order to be easily installed, many of our rooftop fall prevention systems can be installed with a single tool.

These fall prevention devices will help protect your employees from injury or death.

With the addition of a rooftop guardrail system, you will be able to reduce the potential for costly fines.

Every single one of the individual components used within these rooftop guardrail systems weighs under 40lbs.

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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