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Ideal Shield offers several different styles of Industrial Guardrail systems to fit the exact guarding need of our customers. But the specific style and application isn’t the only need. That is why we also offer multiple installation options for our Guardrail systems to fit your exact layout and strength needs. 

Base Plate: Bolt-In (all heights) 

Standard Guardrail 

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location on concrete 
2. Using a ¾” drill-bit; drill holes with a hammer drill
3. Secure base plates with (4) ¾” x 6 ¼” anchors*
4. Your guardrail is now installed

Heavy Duty Guardrail

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location on concrete
2. Using a ¾” drill-bit; drill holes with a hammer drill
3. Secure base plates with (4) ¾” x 6 ¼” anchors*
4. Your guardrail is now installed

*epoxy anchors can be used as well

Core-In: Removable (27” height and lower)

Standard Guardrail 

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location (template available upon request)
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 2 7/8” core bit; core at least 6” deep or depth of concrete
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Guide guardrail legs into cored holes
6. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Heavy Duty Guardrail

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location (template available upon request)
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 5 1/8” core bit; core at least 6” deep or depth of concrete
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Guide guardrail legs into cored holes
6. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Steel Floor Sleeve: Removable (28” height and higher)

Standard Guardrail 

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 10” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Cement 3” round steel tube in cored hole (tube sold separately)
5. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
6. Guide guardrail legs into 3” round steel tube
7. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Heavy Duty Guardrail

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 12” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Cement 5”x5” square steel tube in cored hole (tube sold separately)
5. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
6. Guide guardrail legs into 5”x5” square steel
7. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Cement: Permanent (all heights)

Standard Guardrail

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 10” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Cement guardrail legs into place
6. Your guardrail is now installed

Heavy Duty Guardrail

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 12” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Cement guardrail legs into place
6. Your guardrail is now installed

Rack Guard Installation

Base Plate: Bolt-In

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location on concrete 
2. Using a ¾” drill-bit; drill holes with a hammer drill
3. Secure base plates with (4) ¾” x 6 ¼” anchors*
4. Your guardrail is now installed

Steel Floor Sleeve: Removable 

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 10” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Cement 3” round steel tube in cored hole (tube sold separately)
5. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
6. Guide guardrail legs into 3” round steel tube
7. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Cement: Permanent

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 10” core bit or larger; core 12” deep or greater
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Cement guardrail legs into place
6. Your guardrail is now installed

Core & Drop: Removable 

Ideal Shield Recommendation*

1. Layout guardrail in appropriate location (template available upon request)
2. Mark centerline of post on floor
3. Using a 2 7/8” core bit; core at least 6” deep or depth of concrete
4. Using a forklift or two person team, align guardrail above cored holes
(guardrail legs will be loose, but become secure once installed)
5. Guide guardrail legs into cored holes
6. Your guardrail is now installed and removable

Goal Post Installation 

Core-In 

1. All Ideal Shield Goalposts are shipped in 3 piece sections. 
2. All measurements are inside dimension unless otherwise specified.
3. Lay vertical pieces on the floor at specified length.
4. Place horizontal piece into vertical. Bolts at each end of horizontal rail must be backed out 1 1/2″ to lock system in place. After backing out bolts, replace plastic end caps at top of the vertical pieces.
5. Recommended core depth is a minimum depth of 25″. If using a steel floor sleeve (to make unit removable) core at 10″ hole the depth of your steel core ordered. Set steel floor sleeve and allow concrete to cure.
6. After steel floor sleeves have cured, lift railing up with a forklift and slowly drop the unit into place. Have a person at each end post to steady Goal Post into place as you slowly lower the Goal Post. 

Safety Wall Guard Installation 

95′ Wall with 6 Rails 

1. Core drill 10″ round hole 3′ deep 9′-4 1/4″ center to center. Stabilize the vertical uprights with kicker or braces. Set your first 3 post and start at the top, with the horizontal rail that has the set screw slide horizontal rail 19′ through 3 vertical uprights. Make sure that the plastic saddles are positioned between uprights. Using 5/8 Allen wrench, unscrew the bolt 11 times (the next 5 sections will not have the set screw installed as stated above). 
2. Fill hole with concrete or grout.
3. Repeat process one until final post.
4. Final post will need a 12″ hole instead of a 10″ hole cored, this will allow you to slide the last post into the horizontal rail. Once inserted ensure to lock set screw in place. 
5. Once in place, your Safety Wall Guard is now installed. 

Base Plate Surface Mount 

1. Set your first 2 posts using the vertical center to center measurements of your wall system. Anchor loosely.
2. Using lifting device of your choice (man lift with pipe setting bracket) set the top rail with the set screw through set uprights. Make sure that the plastic saddles are positioned between the vertical uprights. Using an allen wrench unscrew the bolt 11 times (the remaining sections will not have set screws).
3. After all horizontal rails are in place, tighten anchors on first 2 posts.
4. Set the next post and repeat instruction 2 and 3 above.
5. (If included in order) Install infill panels.
6. Your Safety Wall Guard is now installed.

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