Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails

Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails

Our Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails enables OSHA compliant fall prevention without penetrating the floor and roof surface.

NOTE: Please refer to the ‘Selections Explained‘ tab on this page for help with the selections below.

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5 ft. rail (Fixed length)
7.5 ft. rail (Fixed length)
8 ft. rail (Fixed length)
10 ft. rail (Fixed length)
4.5 ft. - 3.5 ft. rail (Adjustable length)
5.5 ft. - 4.5 ft. rail (Adjustable length)
7.5 ft. - 5.5 ft. rail (Adjustable length)
10 ft. - 7.5 ft. rail (Adjustable length)
Finishing Kit ** (required for open ends)
** Refer to tab below titled “Finishing Kits”
SKU: GAR-STEELGUARD Category: Tag:
  • System Description
  • Correct Usage & Components
  • Selections Explained
  • Finishing Kits
  • Additional Rails
  • Guardrails Vs Horizontal Lifelines
  • Downloads
  • Accessories
  • REQUEST QUOTE

Description

Our Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails enables fall protection without penetrating the floor and roof surface. When properly applied the counterweight system provides an OSHA compliant fall prevention system (1910.23(c)) for the roof edge, skylight, hatch, loading docks/pits, mezzanine, elevated platform, machine guarding and construction site safety.

The Steel Guardrail System is a freestanding, non-penetrating railing system used for fall protection. It is designed to be a Motion Stopping Safety System thereby acting as a barrier between the worker and a fall hazard. This system will comply with all Federal OSHA standards found in 1926.500-503 and 1910.23.

** NOT “CAL-OSHA” COMPLIANT: As per California OSHA Standards, uprights, mounts, or counterweight base plates have to be placed not more than a recommended distance of 8 feet (96 inches or 2.44 meters) apart or less. Please choose rails no more than 8ft. in length if you are installing this system in California. View on CA.gov


FEATURES & BENEFITS

EASE TO INSTALL
Easy drop and pin-in-place installation requires no tools or drilling. You do not need to penetrate floors to install the Non-penetrating Steel Guardrail System. Thus, providing you considerable savings in time and installation costs.

MOBILITY
Now you can have fall protection when and where you want it. The Non-penetrating Steel Guardrail System is portable and can be dismantled/assembled as the need arises. For even greater convenience we can also provide the handy transporter.

FLEXIBILITY
The Non-penetrating Steel Guardrail Systems are versatile and can easily be configured to your specific needs. The base can accommodate up to four rails and toe plates if needed.

OVERHEAD PROTECTION
In elevated situations where there is a danger of kicking something onto someone below, OSHA requires the use of 2 x 4 sized toe board between the bases. The bases of the Non-penetrating Steel Guardrails can be retrofitted with our custom toe-boards.

SLIP RESISTANT
The base plates can be equipped with non-slip pads. The optional pads keep the base from slipping on smooth surfaces like concrete or metal. Pads also help cushion base on sensitive materials like rubber roofing.

CORROSION RESISTANT
This system comes standard with a powder coated paint finish, to provide resistant against weather elements. As an option, galvanized finish is also available.

CUSTOM ORDERS
We can provide custom engineering and fabrication for your special needs if our standard the Non-penetrating Steel Guardrail does not meet your needs.

PEACE OF MIND
We use pins with positive locks on our guardrail bases instead of setscrews. This approach allows you to visually inspect the system after assembly and be confident that it is ready for use.

!! CAUTION !! 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. Contact us

CORRECT USAGE (!! IMPORTANT !!)

  • As per CAL-OSHA, Base Plates must be placed not more than a recommended distance of 8 feet (96 inches or 2.44 meters) apart or less.
  • System should only be used on flat surfaces not to exceed slope 1/2″:12″ pitch.
  • Smooth surfaces such as metal or concrete must utilize rubber pads on the bottom of the base plate.
  • Remove all loose gravel and/or materials in vicinity of railing system. Bases must be placed on sound substrate.
  • Railings must be pinned into the base plate at all times.
  • Kickboards/Toeboards should be used when imminent danger of kicking something onto someone below the railing system. Should be used for applications with no parapet. Kickboards/Toeboards are not included with this system and can be purchased separately in ‘Accessories’ tab.
  • Meets OSHA Requirements 1910.29(b) and 1926.502(b).
  • Finishing Kits (as shown in ‘Finishing Kits’ tab) are required at each Finishing End of your system to provide the needed counterbalance. One single run would require (1) finishing kit and covers both ends of the run. If you plan to install separate multiple systems, each system set up would require (1) finishing kit to cover both ends of the independent system.
Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails - What is included System Includes:

  • Steel Railings (Choice of Length & Finish)
    • Powder Coated Safety Yellow or Galvanized
  • Counterweight Bases w/ Rubber Pads
    • (Choice of Finish)
  • Locking Pins
  • Finishing Kit – (2) 5′ rails, (3) base plates, (4 locking pins)
    • (Choice of Finish)

STEP 1 – CHOOSE A FINISH

Each rail you choose is equipped with (1) base plate (PCY/GAL) and (2) locking pins
Steel Guardrails Powder Coat Yellow Kit Steel Guardrails Galvanized Kit
Powder Coated Safety Yellow Galvanized


STEP 2 – CHOOSE NUMBER OF RAILS

Steel Guardrails - Total Length of System
  1. Each rail you choose is equipped with (1) counterweight base plate and (2) locking pins.
  2. Calculate the Total Length of Area (in ft.) to be covered on your application.
  3. Decide how many rails and length of rails you require to cover the total span of your system from start to end (refer to pic on the left)
    TIP: Use 10ft. sections for as much as possible, or 8ft. sections for California.
  4. Input into the boxes provided above, enter the total number of rails required as per rail lengths decided.
  5. Fixed & Adjustable rail lengths are provided for selection.
  6. To add additional size rails that are not in the selections, visit the ‘Additional Rails’ tab.

WARNING: As per CAL-OSHA, base plates have to be placed not more than a recommended distance of 8 feet (96 inches or 2.44 meters) apart or less. Please choose rails not more than 8ft. in length if you are installing this system in California. View on CA.gov


STEP 3 – CHOOSE FINISHING KIT(S)

If the guardrail system is going to have open ends, you must install an outrigger at each open end to be OSHA compliant. The finishing kit shown below, will provide you with the outriggers to close these open ends. Finishing kits are not required for closed loop systems such as squares or rectangles, see illustration below →

For a single run system with two open ends, you will need (1) finishing kit.
This covers both the ends of the single run.

Open-Ended Systems Require Finishing Kits Closed Loop Systems Do Not Require Finishing Kits
  • A finishing kit adds stability to the guardrail system at each end. This kit is required for every system that has open ends. Enter the value in the field based on the number of kits required.
  • One finishing kit covers two ends of the guardrail system. The kit comprises of:
    • (3) Base plates w/rubber pads (finish PCY/GAL)
    • (2) 5′ rails (finish PCY/GAL)
    • (4) locking pins
  • Finishing Kits are not required when the guardrail system has been set up without open ends.

If the guardrail system is going to have open ends, you must install an outrigger at each open end to be OSHA compliant. The finishing kit shown below, will provide you with the outriggers to close these open ends. For a single run system with two open ends, you will need (1) finishing kit. Finishing kits are not required for closed loop systems loops such as squares or rectangles, see illustrations below →

Open-Ended Systems Require Finishing Kits Closed Loop Systems Do Not Require Finishing Kits
  • A finishing kit adds stability to the guardrail system at each end. This kit is required for every system that has open ends. Enter the value in the field based on the number of kits required.
  • One finishing kit covers two ends of the guardrail system. The kit comprises of:
    • (3) Base plates w/rubber pads ((finish PCY/GAL)
    • (2) 5′ rails (finish PCY/GAL)
    • (4) locking pins
  • Finishing Kits are not required when the guardrail system has been set up without open ends.

We have additional rail lengths that are non-stock items and lead time for these rails is 3-4 weeks. Contact us at 888-246-6999 or webstore@caisafety.com if you need to order these:

SKU # Length/Finish Lead Time
GAR-407219S 9.7 ft. (116 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
— Not “CAL-OSHA” compliant **
GAR-405559S / GAR-406783G 9.0 ft  (108 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
— Not “CAL-OSHA” compliant **
GAR-406761S / GAR-407670G 8.5 ft. (102 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
— Not “CAL-OSHA” compliant **
GAR-406550S / GAR-406380G 7.0 ft. (84 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-405086S / GAR-406782G 6.5 ft. (78 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-405644S 6.0 ft. (72 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-404759G 5.7 ft. (68 in.) – Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-407305S 5.5 ft. (66 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-405532S 4.3 ft. (52 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-404725S / GAR-404758G 4.0 ft. (48 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-407154S 3.7 ft. (44 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-404932S / GAR-406693G 3.0 ft. (36 in.) – Safety Yellow / Galvanized Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-407153S 2.5 ft. (30 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)
GAR-405511S 2.0 ft. (24 in.) – Safety Yellow Not normally stocked – (Allow 3-4 weeks)

** Not “CAL-OSHA” compliant: As per CAL-OSHA, base plates have to be placed not more than a recommended distance of 8 feet (96 inches or 2.44 meters) apart or less. Please choose rails not more than 8ft. in length if you are installing this system in California. View on CA.gov

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 Guardrails
Steel Non-penetrating Guardrails
Horizontal Lifeline & Anchors
CAI Safety Roof Horizontal Lifeline Anchor
Engineering must verify that your building structure can support the fall arrest loads. NOT REQUIRED REQUIRED
Roof penetration and sealing to accommodate anchors. NOT 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 (888) 246-6999 x 303 or email us at webstore@caisafety.com

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