Solutions that protect people from falling into a skylight while working on the roof. OSHA requires all skylights to be protected by the proper fall protection.
There are two main solutions when it comes to skylight fall protection: skylight screens and skylight guardrail. Below is a general comparison of these two solutions. Click on a solution to learn more about how it protects people from falling through a skylight.
|CAL-OSHA Compliant||Yes, special styles||Yes|
|Easy to Install||Yes||Yes|
|Will it Penetrate the Roof?||Penetrating and Non-Penetrating Available||Non-Penetrating|
|Typical Lead Time||2 Weeks||1 Week|
|Skylight Screens||Skylight Guardrail|
|Standing Seam Skylights||Yes||Custom Railing Available|
|Rib/Corrugated Skylights||Yes||Custom Railing Available|
|Get Info on Skylight Fall Protection||Skylight Screens||Skylight Guardrail|
OSHA considers a rooftop skylight to be hole in the roof surface. A skylight that is accidently stepped on or fallen into can break and cause a fall from a fatal height. If employees are accessing rooftop equipment near skylights of any kind, they must be protected with the appropriate fall protection screens or guardrail.
Whatever style your skylight, Simplified Safety has a screen or guardrail that can be used as fall protection. Please contact our sales team with any questions you may have about skylight fall protection