What do you do, when you are already using a roof top in a building for some reason, and the roof has no border or railing to prevent accidental falling along the parapet? Certainly, you will have to ensure that your people do not get fatally injured by falling from such a height. The best way to ensure it by getting a roof safety rail installed. Guardrail and roof safety trail systems are an excellent way to offer protection to individuals standing by the periphery or edge of the roof.
Protection for Homes, Offices, and Public Properties
If you are having kids and elderly at homes, you would like to ensure the top-notch protection for them. Guarding the roof top is a must in such homes where kids often play on the roof, or seniors walk on it more often. You may also install the safety rails on an open balcony, which has a low height rail.
The same protective step must be taken for the office staffs. Your employees at the office may walk on the roof only a few times in several years. But you may have the employee plumbers, construction workers, electricians, dish TV workers, and other handymen at work in the office that may frequently use the roof top for servicing machinery, working, extending connections and checking things. You must make the roof a safe place for men to work, by installing rails there. If you realize that a sudden fall from the roof due to a low height rail or no rail at all may be fatal, you should not take any risk. Better take protection now than to run hither and thither for employees and contractors’ insurance coverage claims.
Public properties that have some balcony or half roof or a full roof at a higher floor should definitely be well guarded so that no accident happens. If you are in charge of such properties, you must take immediate steps to guard the open space with safety rails. Guardrail system can be customized to contain two or more rails, and at varying heights to suit your needs.
Modern Flexible Guardrail Systems Are Non-Penetrating and Portable
The modern-day guardrail systems are engineered and designed such interestingly that you will not have to install anything on the roof floor to get the safety rails erect. You may simply get the heavy base, or heavy bottomed rails to stand on their own weight and balance on the roof. These are the portable rails, which can protect you really well, without requiring any concrete or drill based installation.
However, if you don’t mind drilling holes on the roof, you can get the cost effective and highly flexible modular guard rails installed, which will settle on the roof with shallow yet sturdy penetrations, and can be adjusted as per obstacles and ups and downs in the architecture.
Some of the advantages of the modern day modular guardrail systems are as follows:
- Total fall protection due to being a standard height as per the average human height.
- Easy to install without much hitting, drilling, and heavy construction work, thus making it easy to install them in old constructions as well.
- Can be installed in a very less time with minimum manpower.
- Budget friendly.
- Enables life time protection with minimal maintenance.
- It is made from high-quality weather protection enabled metal.
- Can be adjusted as per slope, ups and downs and obstacles on the roof for being modular in design
- Adds to the aesthetics of the property.
With the above advantages, the roof safety rails are a great addition to security, safety and aesthetic in all such properties which are waiting to get roof surrounded yet.
Author: Nivi Watson