Factory Supply is your go-to supplier of Gargoyle Rooftop Guardrail, a versatile, economic and modular guardrail system designed to protect employees and contractors that perform working at heights job functions. These systems use nested baseplates that do not require any roof membrane penetration during installation, eliminating any risk of leaks. And as a passive solution, Gargoyle Rooftop Guardrail is the preferred method of fall protection according to OSHA as participation from workers and working at heights training is not required. Factory Supply’s rooftop guardrail products exceed all OSHA safety regulations, protecting your business from unnecessary liability or fines.
Rooftop guardrail systems eliminate the need for active fall protection equipment such as harnesses and lanyards, roof anchor systems, horizontal lifelines, and ongoing training requirements. They reduce the risk and costs that come with continual upkeep, training, fines, and employee non-compliance while giving you peace of mind knowing that each of our Gargoyle Rooftop Guardrail systems comes with a sign-off from our in-house engineering team.
An investment in fall protection
Cost-effective working at
heights safety solutions
Safe and reliable engineered fall protection solution
Meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI safety standards and regulations
Protects employees from injury or death from potential accidents working at heights
Reduces the potential for costly fines and high insurance premiums
All individual components are under 40 lbs
Reduces PPE and training requirements of staff and contractors
Simple and quick installations that require only one tool
We meet all your custom product needs from start to finish. Our in-house engineering team will ensure quick sign-off on all custom orders and testing while meeting the exact specifications required for your facility.
You can expect top-of-the-line products and excellent customer service. From design to implementation, our team will walk you through the process and help you reach the best solution for your facility's needs.
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3 STEPS TO FALL PROTECTION COMPLIANCE
1. EVALUATE YOUR FALL PROTECTION NEEDS:
2. ASSESS THE RISKS:
3. IMPLEMENT A SOLUTION:
OSHA 1910.29(b) contains system requirements that employers must follow to ensure guardrail systems will protect workers from falling to lower levels:
1910.29(b)(1) The top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, is 42 inches (107 cm), plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm), above the walking-working surface. The top edge height may exceed 45 inches (114 cm), provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of paragraph (b) of this section (see Figure D-11 below).
1910.29(b)(2) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, or equivalent intermediate members are installed between the walking-working surface and the top edge of the guardrail system as follows when there is not a wall or parapet that is at least 21 inches (53 cm) high:
1910.29(b)(2)(i) Midrails are installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walking-working surface;
1910.29(b)(2)(ii) Screens and mesh extend from the walking-working surface to the top rail and along the entire opening between top rail supports;
1910.29(b)(2)(iii) Intermediate vertical members (such as balusters) are installed no more than 19 inches (48 cm) apart; and
1910.29(b)(2)(iv) Other equivalent intermediate members (such as additional midrails and architectural panels) are installed so that the openings are not more than 19 inches (48 cm) wide.
1910.29(b)(3) Guardrail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied in a downward or outward direction within 2 inches (5 cm) of the top edge, at any point along the top rail.
1910.29(b)(4) When the 200-pound (890-N) test load is applied in a downward direction, the top rail of the guardrail system must not deflect to a height of less than 39 inches (99 cm) above the walking-working surface.
1910.29(b)(5) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, and other equivalent intermediate members are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds (667 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the intermediate member.
1910.29(b)(6) Guardrail systems are smooth-surfaced to protect employees from injuries, such as punctures or lacerations, and prevent catching or snagging clothing.
1910.29(b)(7) The ends of top rails and midrails do not overhang the terminal posts, except where the overhang does not pose a projection hazard for employees.
1910.29(b)(8) Steel banding and plastic banding are not used for top rails or midrails.
1910.29(b)(9) Top rails and midrails are at least 0.25-inches (0.6 cm) in diameter or thickness.
1910.29(b)(10) When guardrail systems are used at hoist areas, a removable guardrail section, consisting of a top rail and midrail, is placed across the access opening between guardrail sections when employees are not performing hoisting operations. The employer may use chains or gates instead of a removable guardrail section at hoist areas if the employer demonstrates the chains or gates provide a level of safety equivalent to guardrails.
1910.29(b)(11) When guardrail systems are used around holes, they are installed on all unprotected sides or edges of the hole.
1910.29(b)(12) For guardrail systems used around holes through which materials may be passed:
1910.29(b)(12)(i) When materials are being passed through the hole, not more than two sides of the guardrail system are removed; and
1910.29(b)(12)(ii) When materials are not being passed through the hole, the hole must be guarded by a guardrail system along all unprotected sides or edges or closed over with a cover.
1910.29(b)(13) When guardrail systems are used around holes that serve as points of access (such as ladderways), the guardrail system opening:
1910.29(b)(13)(i) Has a self-closing gate that slides or swings away from the hole and is equipped with a top rail and midrail or equivalent intermediate member that meets the requirements in paragraph (b) of this section; or
1910.29(b)(13)(ii) Is offset to prevent an employee from walking or falling into the hole;
1910.29(b)(14) Guardrail systems on ramps and runways are installed along each unprotected side or edge.
1910.29(b)(15) Manila or synthetic rope used for top rails or midrails are inspected as necessary to ensure that the rope continues to meet the strength requirements in paragraphs (b)(3) and (5) of this section.
Note to paragraph (b) of this section: The criteria and practices requirements for guardrail systems on scaffolds are contained in 29 CFR part 1926, subpart L.
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