Roof Fall Protection Systems and Kits
Why use Roof Fall Protection?
- Special safety procedures must be observed when working on a roof top environment to preserve worker safety in the event of a fall.
- In fact, the leading cause of death in the work place is accidents involving falls.
- According to OSHA standards all potential fall hazards of six feet or more must be protected by a roof fall protection system.
- There are an average of 2 fall related workplace deaths each day in the U.S.
Rooftop Guardrail Systems
Rooftop Guardrail eliminates completely the fall hazard while also preserving the roof membrane to prevent roof leakage. Roof Guardrail Systems are considered a passive form of Roof Protection. There is not user input or training needed when using a rooftop guardrail system.
Portable Safety Railing
Portable Safety Railing is a type of temporary, free standing, railing system.
Roof Parapet Railing
Roof Parapet Railing provides complete rooftop protection while still remaining cost-effective. This railing mounts directly to the parapet of the roof.
Temporary Construction Railing
Temporary Construction Railing can be used in commercial and residential construction sites.
- Rooftop Guardrails are easily installed with no training needed.
- Versatility is a big feature of these guardrails. They can be arranged around different objects like HVAC units and skylights.
- 100% galvanized steel parts provides durability and longevity
Residential Roof Kits
According to OSHA standards any person working within 15 feet of the leading edge of a roof must be properly protected and, as of March 15, 2013, all residential construction workers must be properly protected. It is no longer sufficient to use slide guards only. Residential Roof Kits are great replacements for out-of-date slide guards. They all meet OSHA standards for proper worker fall protection.
- Usually more cost effective upfront than guardrail options
- These sorts of kits and systems are temporary and do not affect the integrity of the building
- Easily installed
Rooftop Restraint and HLL Fall Arrest Systems
A Rooftop Restraint System prevents the worker from actually reaching the edge of the roof. This type of system is considered to be passive. Although it limits the area the worker can reach it keeps him/her at a safe distance from the fall hazard. And HLL system is only used in situations where a worker needs to reach the edge of a building. This is considered an active type of system. This is the least preferable but is necessary in some instances.
- Relatively lower upfront cost as opposed to Guardrail solutions
- Virtually invisible from the ground
- Systems do not penetrate the roof membrane
Which Type of Roof Fall Protection is Right for You?
Choosing the right type of Fall Protection is paramount to worker safety. If you have any questions concerning what form of fall protection is right for you, contact our trained and knowledgeable sales staff and they will be glad to help you.
Roof Fall Protection Standards
In many different industries, workers have to access the roof at one point or another. In these cases the proper procedures must be taken seriously and some sort of Fall Protection Kit must be in place. According to OSHA standards any person working within 15 feet of the leading edge of a roof must be properly protected and, as of March 15, 2013, all residential construction workers must be properly protected. It is no longer sufficient to use slide guards only.
The following are common hazards found when working on a rooftop environment
- Roof Edge - This is the most obvious hazard and can be the most dangerous if not properly protected.
- Skylights - According to OSHA, skylights are considered holes unless properly guarded.
- Multi-level Roofs - If the drop from one section of a roof to another section is 6 feet or greater, that edge must also be protected.
Engineered Fall Protection is a distributor for fall arrest systems in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.