The Gate & Guardrail Kit is the best non-penetrating solution yet to guarding permanent rooftop ladders and is the most economical way to provide lightweight, OSHA-compliant fall protection for permanent fixed ladder installations on buildings.
This clamp-on ladder guard system attaches to the vertical rails of the existing ladder and extends 7.5 feet onto the roof, acting as a barrier between the worker and the roof edge as he enters or exits the ladder area. The rest of the system is comprised of two 7.5 foot railings that sit in railing holders on the roof surface. Adjustable ladder spanner brackets can extend the reach of the system onto the roof by another 40+ inches.
No mechanical attachment is required to the roof, therefore you never have to worry about holes in your roofing membrane. Modular design makes installation a snap, and all installed, the system weighs only 120 lbs. In fact, the heaviest piece to handle is the 21 lb. railing section. Safety yellow powder-coated or all-galvanized finishes are available.
When to use this product:
OSHA requires that all fixed ladders and ladder openings be guarded. When no other ladder protection is in place for fixed ladders, the Gate & Guardrail Kit would be the first line of defense for fixed ladder fall protection.
This product can extend onto the roof up to 130″, depending on ladder configuration, utilizing the telescoping ladder spanner grab bars included with the system. The system combined with the optional self-closing gate will offer controlled access to the ladder opening.
For a higher level of protection, we recommend using the 15′ system, which extends over 15′ out from the ladder.
OSHA Compliant Regulations: 29 CFR 1910.23 (a) (2), 29 CFR 1910.23 (c) (1), 29 CFR 1926.502.