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Roof Edge Fall Protection: More than Just a Railing
At some point in their lives, most people have a nightmare about falling. Whether off of a roof or simply off the bed, falling is never a pleasant experience. When it comes to the workplace, rooftop exposure can be one of the most dangerous liabilities due to the risk of falls. If a worker falls off of a twenty story building, he will likely lose his life, and his employer will carry a hefty weight of responsibility. Roof edge fall protection is thus a critical component of rooftop safety.
Temporary Fall Protection
TC Safety Supply has spent the past 40 years perfecting our roof edge fall protection products. The Railguard 200, which is a temporary safety guard rail solution, has been acclaimed as the best temporary fall protection on the market. It was originally designed to provide security for roofers during commercial roofing projects; however, time has shown that these sturdy rails are capable of a wide variety of applications.
Unlike most other temporary roof edge fall protection systems, the Railguard 200 does not require the penetration of the roof surface. Following proper installation the safety rails meet and exceed standards set by OSHA. They provide both the protection required for roofers and the peace of mind needed for the business owners who hire them – without damaging the rooftop.
Permanent Rooftop Solutions
For companies who opt to permanently install safety guard rails, the Railguard 200 is compatible with permanent mounts for easy conversion and installation. Available in every hue, free color-matching even makes it possible for your safety rails to compliment your building’s color. Stainless steel rails are also offered, and for an extra charge you can purchase rails that have been galvanized. If you opt for permanent rooftop railings, you may also want to consider protective railings around a roof hatch or an HVAC unit, which are also available from TC Safety Supply.
Finding the Perfect Product
When considering the purchase of roof edge fall protection, it is important to carefully measure your roof space. A 10 foot system of rails will require at least 11 feet of space to accommodate the bases, so measuring first will assist you in determining the length of the railing that you need. If you need assistance with configuration, feel free to call our customer service department for more information. We can help you match your need with the perfect product.
When it comes to protecting workmen and employees you just can’t be too careful. Whether you are simply having your rooftop resurfaced or looking for a permanent answer to a dangerous situation, TC Safety Supply has a solution for you. Check out our product line today, and see why more and more people are opting to utilize our popular roof edge fall protection!