GUARDRAIL SYSTEM TYPES
  • NON-PENETRATING GUARDRAILS
    Steel Non-Penetrating Guardrail

    OSHA non-penetrating guardrails are installed without making holes to the mounting surface. Available in steel and aluminum with a fold down collapsible fall prevention option.

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  • FIXED BASE GUARDRAILS
    Fixed Base Guardrails

    Fixed base guardrails for loading docks, pits, parapet walls and roof decks. The OSHA guardrail base can be fixed vertically or horizontally to wood, steel and concrete.

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  • PORTABLE CABLE GUARDRAIL
    Portable Cable Guardrail

    The cable guardrail system is safely installed on flat, parapet or overhanging roofs. Simply clamp anchors to parapet or overhanging roof braces ideal for temporary use.

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Additional Information about Guardrail Systems

A guardrail system will prevent workers working around roof edges, mezzanines, skylights, elevated platforms, loading docks, and so on, from falling down accidentally. It acts as a boundary for the workers. It is less restrictive compared to a fall restraint system. The workers will be able to move around freely without worrying about safety cables, they will be able to work without any obstruction. The guardrail also acts as a support for the workers working close to the roof edges. Without any restriction and with the confidence that the guardrail system provides in terms of safety from falling down, workers will be able to work confidently, and fast. This will improve productivity. Another benefit of a guardrail system is that it will help to protect your expensive equipment, they won't be accidentally knocked over.

OSHA mandates that a standard guardrail for industries should consist of posts, intermediate rails, and top rails. It should have a vertical height of 42 inches. The guardrail system should be able to withstand a load of at least two-hundred pounds applied on the top rail at any point, in any direction. For construction, the height of the guardrail system's top edge may exceed depending on the requirement. OSHA has different standards for construction sites and general industry in terms of a guardrail system. Make sure that your guardrail system meets all the OSHA requirements. At the end of the day, it is not just about following the rules but protecting a company's greatest assets, its employees/workers.

A guardrail system can be fixed or portable or non-penetrating. One of the things to consider while installing a guardrail system is the aesthetics of the building. The guardrail should complement the entire structure. Of course, the main purpose of the guardrail system is to provide safety to the workers, as well as anyone accessing the roofs, however, for most of the companies, it is important that the guardrail system does not ruin the look of their building. Depending on how often you are planning to reconfigure or move the guardrail system, you can choose the type, that is, whether fixed or portable or non-penetrating. The portable system is ideal if you are planning on moving the system frequently, the non-penetrating one is perfect if you need to move the system occasionally or even rarely.

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