Modular Weighted Base System
Modular safety rail systems, such as Bluewater Safety Rail 2000, have many benefits. They are particularly well-suited for the construction industry for their simple installation and ease of relocating as needed.
This safety railing system is available in standard safety yellow, galvanized finish, or custom powder coat colors per your specification.
Modular safety rails are ideal for inboard roof applications such as around skylights or other fall exposures where the rail would not be highly visible from the street or front of the building.
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Permanent or Temporary Weighted Base Safety Rail
Our Architectural Series safety rail provides a more stream lined and aesthetically-pleasing guardrail system without penetrating the roof.
This is an ideal roof guardrail system for applications that are visible from the ground.
There are three types of vertical stanchions available for this system: vertical straight stanchion, bent/incline stanchion, and radius vertical stanchion.
Available in galvanized finish or custom powder coated with your choice of color.
Roof / Parapet-Mounted Guardrail
We offer fully customized roof- or parapet- mounted guardrail systems to suit your project.
Our project designers will draft shop drawings for your approval prior to the start of construction.
These custom rooftop fall protection systems can be provided in any finish required.
Full turnkey installation is available for all of our rooftop fall protection systems.
Roof Guardrails for Passive Fall Protection
Roof guardrails are the most commonly used form of passive fall protection based on the ease of use and wide variety of equipment available today. While some fall hazards can’t solely be protected with roof guardrails, in most cases they are the easiest and safest choice.
When a fall hazard exists in the work place the Hierarchy of fall protection should always be followed. If elimination of the hazard is not an option, “passive systems” should be the next choice. Passive fall protection means isolating or separating the hazard or hazardous work practice from employees or others. This might include roof guardrails, skylight protection, or covers over floor openings.
Every open-sided floor or platform 4 feet or more above adjacent floor or ground level shall be guarded by a standard railing on all open sides except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway, or fixed ladder. The railing shall be provided with a toe board wherever, beneath the open sides. In California guardrails must be provided if a hazard of more than 30” exists.
We have multiple roof safety options to protect your employees, whether you need a custom-fabricated railing system attached to your building or a non-penetrating railing solutions such as Safety Rail 2000 or Architectural Series Rail by Bluewater MFG. The options are endless and we are here to help you choose the best solution for your facility.
Typically, guardrails already exist in the obvious places in and around the workplace. The need for them to be added is usually in less obvious places like loading docks and roofs.
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that falls from roofs are almost always fatal. Most companies think of their roof as “no man’s land” or off-limits to the daily employees, but the question should be asked:
Who is going on our roof and when? Is there ever scheduled or ad hoc maintenance on the roof that requires employees to be up there? Do employees just go up there to get away for a quick break?
Most often there is a reason for personnel to access the roof and typically safe guards are not put into place to ensure that an accident won’t happen. No one intends to accidentally fall from a roof but it still happens daily. These accidents can be prevented with a simple roof guardrail solution.
Our process to keep you Cal/OSHA-compliant
Our #1 goal is to set you up with roof fall protection systems that will keep you Cal/OSHA-compliant and even exceed OSHA requirements. We start by developing conceptual drawings and designs to focus on the areas that need protection. Some circumstances require the entire roof to be guarded while others only require areas where there is a potential for a catastrophic accident. In most cases an initial design and proposal can be developed from just a google image of the roof along with some of your input.
We also can serve as the OSHA-mandated competent person for your fall protection inspections.
We also have a fleet of fall protection equipment rentals, including temporary roof guardrails. They can be set up along the perimeter of your roofing project and allow your team to work safely without the use of conventional fall arrest systems.
Roof guardrails take the worry out of fall protection. They remove the need for harnesses, lanyards, extensive training, and rescue programs. It’s just plain safer!