Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails

Aluminum Non-penetrating GuardrailsCAI Safety’s Aluminum Non-Penetrating Guardrail System provides the highest level of passive safety for membrane and built-up roof systems. The guardrail system features a plastic-coated steel weighted base that sits on top of the roofing membrane resulting in a completely freestanding system that is OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and WA-OSHA compliant. The Aluminum Non-Penetrating Guardrail base plates and posts are positioned a maximum of 8ft on center.

Kit Components: Base Plates with EPDM/Rubber Pads (choice of roof surface), Posts, Handrails, Kneerails, Rail Joints, End Caps, Handrail Braces, 5ft. Return Kits, Corner Kits (if chosen), Safety Gate (if chosen), Toeboards (if chosen).
TIP: Please refer to the tab ‘Selections Explained‘ & ‘Correct Usage & Components‘ tabs on this page below for help and information with the selections below.

$3,966.38

OSHA / Cal-OSHA Compliance
Total Length of System (ft.)
Type of Roof Surface
Corners
Open Ends (Freestanding)
Safety Gate
Toeboards
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Description

CAI Safety’s Aluminum Non-Penetrating Guardrail System provides the highest level of passive safety for membrane and built-up roof systems. The guardrail system features a plastic-coated steel weighted base that sits on top of the roofing membrane resulting in a completely freestanding system that is OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and WA-OSHA compliant. The Aluminum Non-Penetrating Guardrail base plates and posts are positioned a maximum of 8ft on center. This system is sold in kit form to ensure all components are included for seamless installation.

The Non-Penetrating Modular Guardrail System is an industry leader in fall protection on dangerous work sites. Its clean aesthetic appeal and modular nature allow for endless configurations. With this guardrail system, you can ensure maximum safety and stability with a robotically welded rail system that can endure any weather.

OSHA COMPLIANCE: This guardrail system meets Federal OSHA requirements and has a maximum spacing between uprights/stanchions of 8 feet on center (96 inches or 2.44 meters).
CAL/OSHA COMPLIANCE: This guardrail system is installed in California and meets Cal/OSHA requirements and has a maximum spacing between uprights/stanchions of 5 feet on center (60 inches or 1.52 meters).

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Easy to Install: Each guardrail system is complete with all of the components necessary for installation, and the lightweight aluminum pieces are easy to cut.
  • Cost Effective: Eliminates the cost of steel.
  • Sturdy Design: Each aluminum component is robotically welded to give you excellent durability and the perfect protective finish.
  • OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and WA-OSHA Compliant: The Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrail system is designed and manufactured to meet and exceed safety regulations as applicable.
  • Modular system: Each kit can be customized for color, size and fit.
  • Appearance: The sleek aluminum rails can be made in custom colors that match your building’s façade.
  • Minimum lead time: With CAI Safety’s tight turnaround times, you can receive your system in just a few business days.
  • Easy delivery: The lightweight aluminum nature makes it easy to ship and handle so you can put it to use as soon as possible.

**CAUTION WARNING** This is a fall protection system. The system must be used in strict conformance with the manufacturer's instructions. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death. You can download the system manuals from the 'Downloads' tab. You are also encouraged to contact us in case of any questions.

Below is only an excerpt of the requirements for use. Please refer to the Manufacturer’s User & Instruction Manual in the Downloads tab to find full and complete information about the Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrail system.

STEP 1 – TYPE OF ROOF SURFACE

Concrete Deck Metal Deck Wood Deck

STEP 2 – TOTAL LENGTH OF SYSTEM (in ft.)

Aluminum Fixed Mounted Guardrails - 90 Degree Corners
Total Length of System (in ft.)
This is the total span of your system from start to end. Minimum system length is 8 ft.

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

Aluminum Fixed Internal Parapet Mount Guardrails - Elbows Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails - Finishing Kit Aluminum Fixed Internal Parapet Mount Guardrails - Safety Gate
Corners
To bend the guardrail system at a 90-degree angle or any other angle (restrictions apply) If no selection is made, a Corner Kit will not be included.
Open Ends (Freestanding)
Also known as ‘Finishing Kit’. Number of open ends that require a 90-degree return kit. (1) Kit covers One end. If no selection is made, finishing kits will not be included, the system will not be compliant.
Safety Gate
The safety gate (27″ x 23″) fitted between two uprights and used as an access door. Can be cut in field to adjust required width. If no selection is made, safety gate and additional uprights will not be included.

STEP 6

Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails
Toeboards
Toeboards are necessary when there is no parapet on the roof. This is optional
Below is only an excerpt and comparison of the requirements for use. Please refer to the Manufacturer’s User & Instruction Manual in the ‘Downloads’ tab to find full and complete information about the Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrail system.
Cal-OSHA Regulations WA-OSHA Regulations Federal OSHA Regulations
Maximum Post Spacing 8ft. 8ft. 10ft.
Maximum Wind Speed 110 mph. Wind exposure category C.
Loads in accordance with Cal-OSHA are 20 lbs/ft.
110 mph. Wind exposure category C.
Loads in accordance with WA-OSHA are 20 lbs/ft.
105 mph. Wind exposure category C.
Wind-Load Return Required? every 32ft. required every 32ft. required No
End Return Rails (Finishing Kits) 5ft. Returns required 5ft. Returns required 5ft. Returns Required
Roof Parapet Required? ** Yes ** Yes ** Yes
Maximum Roof Pitch or Slope 1.5/12 or 7.13° 1.5/12 or 7.13° 1.5/12 or 7.13°
EPDM Base Required? Required (Included with Base) Required (Included with Base) Required (Included with Base)
Compliance Codes Cal-OSHA Title 9, 1620 and 3209 WA-OSHA WAC 296-24-75011 OSHA 1910.29 and 1926.502
** Roof Parapet Required: Parapets on all rooftop edges are required by OSHA, if you are installing this system for rooftop edge fall prevention. This is intended to avoid slippage of the system under any circumstances.

 

CORRECT USAGE (!! IMPORTANT !!)

  • Federal OSHA COMPLIANCE: This guardrail system requires to meet a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N), and has a maximum spacing between uprights/stanchions of 10 feet on center (120 inches or 3.04 meters). OSHA 1910.29 and 1926.502.
    Cal-OSHA / WA-OSHA COMPLIANCE: This guardrail system if installed in the state of California or Washington, requires a maximum spacing between uprights/stanchions of 8 feet on center (96 inches or 2.44 meters). Cal-OSHA Title 9, 1620 and 3209. WA-OSHA WAC 296-24-75011.
  • Finish: All aluminum sections are supplied mill finish as standard. Safety Yellow option in stock for an upcharge. Contact us.
  • Finishing Kit (required for open ends): A 90 degree return kit is required at the start and stop of any Non-penetrating freestanding guardrail system regardless of length. This is typically 5ft in length. This geometry ensures the system meets the loads required per OSHA.
  • Wall Mounts: To attach your guardrail system ends to a Wall, Wall mounts are available.
    • Please send us a Request or call us at (951) 465-7386.

COMPONENTS

Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails - Components Includes:

  • Weighted Base Plate
  • Post for Bracket Mount Base Plate
  • Handrail – 10′ / Kneerail – 10′ (3 meters)
  • Corner Mounts
  • Handrail brace
  • Other supported hardware included


MATERIAL & PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

 Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails* Weighted Base Top Rail 2″ extruded 6005-T5 aluminum profiled tube. 0.75 lbs./ft.
Mid Rail 1-5/8″ extruded 6005-T5 aluminum profiled tube. 0.40 lbs./ft.
Splice Joins Profiled extruded aluminum
Post 2-¼” x 1-½” x 1/8″ extruded 6005-T5 rectangular tube. 2.70 lbs.
Toe-Board 4-¼” x 1″ x 3/32″ extruded 6005-T5 aluminum channel. 0.70 lbs./ft.
* Weighted Base 23.5″ x 23.5″ x 5/8″ plastic coated steel base 96 lbs.
Hardware All stainless steel
Corner Elbows Die cast aluminum. Top rail corner – 0.8 lbs. Mid rail corner – 0.42 lbs.
End Caps Plastic caps
Roof Protective Pads 24″ x 24″ x 5/32″ Recycled rubber

If you are trying to decide between a Horizontal Lifeline System on your roof versus a Fixed Guardrail System, consider the following:

Non-penetrating Guardrails
Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails
Horizontal Lifeline & Anchors
CAI Safety Roof Horizontal Lifeline Anchor
An Engineer must verify that your building structure can support the fall protection loads. REQUIRED REQUIRED
Roof penetration and sealing to accommodate anchors. REQUIRED REQUIRED
Installation by a certified installer of horizontal lifelines. NOT REQUIRED REQUIRED
Training all employees who use the horizontal lifeline system. NOT REQUIRED REQUIRED
Annual inspections required on all fall arrest systems (semi-annual if in California). NOT REQUIRED REQUIRED


Non-penetrating Guardrail Systems have many advantages over horizontal lifelines. There are exceptions and we will be glad to discuss them with you.

By providing some basic information, we can provide you with a custom quotation or more product information.
If you prefer to speak with a fall protection expert just call us at (951) 465-7386 x 303 or email us at webstore@caisafety.com

These application and system specific forms are highly customized to help you provide system specific information about your fall protection requirements.