Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails
Our Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails provide a portable or permanent fall protection system for leading edges. Systems can be designed for any roof or building structure per OSHA & ANSI requirements.
- System Description
- Selections Explained
- Correct Usage & Components
- Guardrails Vs Horizontal Lifelines
- REQUEST QUOTE
Our Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails provide a portable or permanent fall protection system for leading edges. The guardrail systems are customizable for added versatility and provide passive fall protection for the user, incorporating the durability and reliability needed to get the job done and are aesthetically pleasing for any building type.
The Aluminum Non-penetrating Guardrails act as rooftop railings and are non-penetrating to prevent roof leakage. The guardrail roof railing solutions are designed to be easily assembled on the roof surface without penetrating the roof membrane. Systems can be designed for any roof or building structure per OSHA & ANSI requirements.
Comprising straight, curved or inclined aluminium uprights, with top and knee rails, all connected via a clamping system to allow fast assembly and accurate level adjustment. No requirement for drilling, the system is mounted directly on the platform.
Compliance: OSHA 1926.502 & OSHA 1910.23. ANSI A1264.1 & ANSI A1264.2. EN 13374 and EN ISO 14122-3, section 8.2, European Directive 2001/45/CE.
Finish: Brushed Aluminum, Weather Resistant
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Guardrail solution for all types of roofs
- Lightweight aluminum guardrail is 30% lighter than traditional steel guardrail
- Guardrail designed for quick installation
- Three style options – straight, curved, and folding guardrail (freestanding only)
- System can withstand maximum 110 mph winds (without toeboards) and 75 mph winds (with toeboards)
- Finish: Weather resistant Brushed Aluminum
- Attractive and aesthetically pleasing guardrail
- Guardrail system does not require an annual inspection
- Meets all OSHA guardrail standards
STEP 1 – GUARDRAIL TYPE (NON-PENETRATING)
CORRECT USAGE (!! IMPORTANT !!)
- Uprights and Base Plates must be placed at a maximum required distance of 5.75 feet (69 inches or 1.75 meters) or less.
- Four base plates (100 lbs. per upright) must be used with each upright to comply with OSHA regulations (see picture below)
- The Aluminum Guardrail system can be used on roof slopes up to a 10° pitch.
- Assuming ground level 65ft. above sea level, building 65ft. high, and 65ft. frontal area of system, the system can withstand maximum 110 mph winds (without toeboards) and 75 mph winds (with toeboards). This does not take into account other regional or environmental adjustment factors. If your conditions fall outside the CAI designated parameters, contact us prior to proceeding.
- For the Folding Upright system, 90° Corners, Adjustable Corners, and Open Ends (Wall Mounted) are not permitted with this folding system set up.
- While installing the Folding Upright system, additional fall protection is advised in form of single anchor points, to safely fold out the guardrail system when it’s needed.
- Finishing Kits are included based on the number of Finishing Ends you choose for your system. Please include the number of finishing ends in your selection.
- The Aluminum Guardrail Toeboard is supplied ready to fit and attaches to the outer side of each upright post. Each length 9.8 ft. (3 m) is connected be a preassembled connecting bracket and should be riveted in place.
If you are trying to decide between a Horizontal Lifeline System on your roof versus a Non-penetrating Guardrail System, consider the following:
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 (888) 246-6999 x 303 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org