Protecting rooftop workers is crucial. From both a safety and liability issue, having proper protection on rooftops and fall areas can literally be the difference between life and death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 887 workers died in falls in 2017, which was the most since the agency started tracking job-related fatalities nearly three decades ago. Those fatal falls accounted for more than 17% of all job-related deaths in 2017. It was even higher in the construction industry, as fatal falls accounted for nearly 40% of job-related deaths.
“It’s the number one killer,” said Scott Earnest, Deputy Director of Construction Safety and Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a federal research agency focused on worker health and safety.
Preventing workers from falls starts with proper training as well as proper protection equipment. There are plenty of different pieces of equipment to help protect rooftop workers but if you’re looking to keep your workers safe and way from the edges without individual safety equipment, check out Ideal Shield’s OSHA compliant Roof Fall Protection Railing.
Available in any of our three handrail styles (Steel Pipe & Plastic Handrail, Aluminum Handrail, or Welded Steel Handrail), our Roof Fall Protection Railing is a modular system that is designed to meet OSHA fall protection load requirements standards. That means a safer work environment for your team members to complete their projects safely and effectively.
Our roof safety railings are also designed for easy, cost-effective installation. The rail sections are shipped fully assembled which means no on-site welding or heavy tools are required. Just set the non-penetrating weighted base plates, place the railing posts in the cups, tighten the set bolts and the railing is ready.
With multiple base plate options to meet your standards and multiple color & finish options to improve visibility, our Roof Fall Protection Railing is the ideal solution for rooftop protection needs.
Enough of the string of plastic flags or rusted and corroded roof railing. Protect workers and prevent accidents with a strong, U.S. made safety railing that is made to last.
Contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales team today to learn more about our Roof Fall Protection Railing and all of its features including different base plate options, galvanization, and Custom Gates.