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Roof Fall Protection Systems & Equipment

Roof fall protection systems and equipment that work to protect your employees while working on the roof.

Roof Fall Protection

The Vital Importance of Roof Fall Protection

The roof top work environment requires that special safety measures be taken to prevent a dangerous fall. Falls from height are a leading cause of death in the work place. General industry OSHA standards require all drops over six feet to be protected by a fall protection system. The roof is a place where the proper fall protection measures must be taken seriously.

Guidelines for
Roof Fall Protection

Employees access the roof for many different reasons. Whether someone is servicing an HVAC unit or cleaning a drain, the proper fall protection measures must be in place. OSHA generally accepts that any person working within 15 feet of a roof edge needs to be protected.

The following are examples of roof hazards that need to be guarded with fall protection.

  • Roof Edge - This is the most obvious hazard on the roof.
  • Skylights - Skylights are considered to be holes unless they are guarded appropriately.
  • Multi-Level Roofs - If a roof is connected to another building and there is a drop of 6 feet or greater, that edge must also be protected.

Different Types of
Roof Fall Protection

There's more than one way to protect a worker on the roof. Common solutions for providing fall protection on the roof are:

  • Guardrails - The best way to prevent a fall is to remove a hazard. Guardrails eliminate the hazard completely by putting a barrier between the worker and the fall hazard.
  • Restraint Mechanisms - The second best prevention mechanism is to restrain the worker from getting to the fall hazard. Anchor points and other lifeline devices can be used to prevent someone from reaching the roof edge.
  • Fall Arrest Equipment - The least preferred form of fall protection is equipment that stops a fall after it happens. This may be necessary if someone needs to perform their work right on the edge of a roof.

Finding the Right Fall Protection Solution for the Roof

All of the roof fall protection solutions on the right will help you prevent falls on a roof. If you need help selecting the right form of fall protection, please contact our knowledgeable sales staff. They will help you to understand the pros and cons of each roof fall protection system.

Check out this guide: Pro/Con Comparison of Rooftop Fall Protection Solutions

Roof Fall Protection Solutions

  • KeeGuard Rooftop Guardrail

    KeeGuard Rooftop Guardrail

    KeeGuard is a free standing guardrail and railing system that does not penetrate the roof membrane.

  • Roof Parapet Railing

    Roof Parapet Railing

    Mounting a railing directly to the top of a roof parapet is a cost-effective way of providing rooftop perimeter fall protection.

  • Skylight Screens

    Skylight Screens

    OSHA considers a skylight to be a hole in your roof. Protect people on the rooftop working around skylights with our easy to install skylight screens.

  • Temporary Construction Railing

    Temporary Construction Railing

    Guardrail for use in residential or commercial construction projects.

  • Portable Safety Railing

    Portable Safety Railing

    Portable railing systems use weighted bases to create a permanent or temporary railing system. This system does not require any hardware connections.

  • KeeHatch Roof Hatch Railing

    KeeHatch Roof Hatch Railing

    KeeHatch is designed for safe egress and ingress through roof access hatches and for protection of the roof opening while the roof hatch is open.

  • Fall Arrest Products

    Fall Arrest Products

    Lanyards, connectors, retractables, harnesses... everything you need for fall arrest.

  • Engineered Horizontal Lifeline

    Engineered Horizontal Lifeline

    Horizontal lifeline systems built to provide continuous protection for multiple users working at height.

  • Dead Weight Anchor

    Dead Weight Anchor

    Weightanka is a mobile, dead weight anchor system for use on roofs up to 5 degree pitch. The quick-to-assemble system features a central attachment point which raises the height where the arrest force is applied.

  • Kee Walk - Roof Top Walkway

    Kee Walk - Roof Top Walkway

    Kee Walk provides a safe, anti-slip, level walking surface for anyone who needs to access a roof in the course of their work.