Installation Instructions

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Before downloading this guide, it’s important to grasp the general OSHA requirements and installation guidelines outlined within. These details will provide a foundational understanding of safety standards and proper installation procedures.

OSHA 1910 and 1926

Key Differences:

  • Applicability: 1910.29 applies to general industry settings, while 1926.502 applies to construction sites.
  • Implementation: Construction sites often have more temporary installations and different site conditions compared to general industry, affecting guardrail placement and use.
  • Specific Requirements: Although both standards share similarities in terms of height, strength, and construction of guardrails, the construction standard (1926.502) often includes more specific details relevant to construction site hazards and operations.

Understanding these distinctions helps ensure compliance with the appropriate OSHA standards based on the work environment and regulatory requirements.

Prior to installation

  • RailGuard 200™ is designed for use on flat, level surfaces only.
  • Do not set up railings or bases near electrical wires. Keep at least 15 feet away from power lines.
  • Check load limit of deck before setting up to make certain the deck is strong enough to support the weight of the railing system
    and other equipment and personnel.
  • Never use damaged railings, bases or pins. Always replace damaged components immediately.
  • Never set up railings without lock pins.
  • Do not exceed 200 lbs. top rail pressure to railings.
  • Always use 5 ft. outrigger sections at each end of continuous railing set up.
  • Do not use railings for hoisting or anchoring device.
  • Avoid setting up on slippery surfaces.