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Are safety gates or guardrail needed at the top of every fixed ladder that gives me access to the roof of my building?

May 18, 2016, 2:29 pm | Question from Roland | Category: Guardrails & Skylights

Safety Gates and Guardrail at Top of Fixed Ladder To Roof AccessYes, safety gates and guardrail are needed, because each potential opening or egress point created by a rooftop access ladder must be properly corralled off, combined with a swing gate to prevent an accidental fall through of an exposed rooftop opening, and OSHA regulation 1910.23(a)(2) leaves little room for interpretation. Read more.

Can skylight screens be custom engineered to fit over skylights with an irregular shape and size?

February 12, 2016, 11:19 am | Question from Hank | Category: Guardrails & Skylights

Custom engineered skylight screens.Skylight screens are a form of rooftop fall protection that can be retrofitted and installed on top of existing skylights to prevent workers or other employees on the roof from accidentally falling through if they are unprotected or open. These systems are sometimes referred to as safety covers and can be custom designed to fit over any irregular or odd-shaped skylight as needed. Read more.