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Fall Protection FAQs
90 lbs. and 21 ½” square. Fall protection safety railings are between 17 and 27 lbs. depending on the size.
Most commonly, through the use of the two-wheeled base transporter. Through the fulcrum design of the transporter you are effectively only lifting 45 lbs.
You only need an outrigger at any interruption of railing run. So if you have 100 continuous safety rails in a row, install an outrigger at each end.
Simply measure the distance you want to cover. And divide by 10 if you are using 10’ guard rails, or divide by 7.5 if you are using 7 ½’ guard rails or divide by 5 if using 5’ guard rails. Most people will try to use as many 10’ sections as possible to reduce the number of base plates required. Once you have your distance evenly divided add a 5’ outrigger system at the interruption points and one extra base plate will complete your overall setup. Note: You will always order (1) extra base plate no matter how many systems you order. The only exception is if you are forming a square shape in which case an extra base plate would not be required.
Hot Dipped Galvanized and Safety Yellow are standard and stocked, if you want to match existing building colors we can usually find a RAL # powder coat to match or compliment.
If you are using the RailGuard 200 on a hard surface like metal or concrete, then we would recommend the use of the rubber pads. Also on sensitive surfaces like rubber membrane roofs, the pads would provide additional protection. However, the vast majority of applications do not warrant these pads.
Productivity is greatly enhanced with the addition of a fall protection safety rail. Establishing a hard perimeter protection barrier allows workers on the roof to work without being tied off. Time studies have shown that workers who are not tied off are able to accomplish twice as much as those who are.
OSHA 1910.23(a)(4) states, “Every skylight floor opening and hole shall be guarded by a standard skylight screen or a fixed standard railing on all exposed sides.” In addition, OSHA 1910.23(e)(8) states, “Skylight screens shall be of such construction and mounting that they are capable of withstanding a load of at least 200 pounds applied perpendicularly at any one area on the screen. They shall also be of such construction and mounting that under ordinary loads or impacts, they will not deflect downward sufficiently to break the glass below them. The construction shall be of grillwork with openings not more than 4 inches long or of slat work with openings not more than 2 inches wide with length unrestricted.”
Yes, providing the surface of the truck dock is 48 inches or more above adjacent ground area. SentryGuard meets the OSHA requirements of withstanding 200 pounds of force and meeting the required rail height requirement.
The Garlock LifePoint single point tie-off roof anchor offers 3,000-lbs of fall restraint, plus it is mobile. The LifePoint Transporter use fulcrum action to allow the 765 pound anchor to be moved with only 45 pounds of force.
The system can be easily set up in less than 10 minutes.
Call the factory (877) 791-4446 and we will answer your questions. We also have distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada for support before and after the sale.
Garlock Safety Systems has been in business since 1959 and we have been manufacturing the RailGuard 200 line since 1980. We are a trusted name currently used in literally thousands of fall prevention / safety applications throughout industry. We are a full-fledged manufacturing facility with a reputation for outstanding quality and product performance and our distribution network is second to none. Countless companies across America have chosen the RailGuard 200 system to protect and safeguard their employees. We think your company should too. Give us a call today.