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
RoofGuard X-Press Ordering Tips
- Yellow pre-assembled guardrail
- Grey pre-assembled guardrail
- Rubber pads
- Fasteners: stainless steel
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the safety regulations?
- 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
What are the advantages of guardrail?
- 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.
What is the difference between active vs passive fall protection?
- 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”
Is this something I could install on my own?
- Yes, all of our systems include a user manual, custom drawing, and detailed installation instructions. If needed, we do offer installation as well.
What does a typical layout include?
- 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).
Questions to consider
- 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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