What is the Appropriate Height for Fall Protection Railing?In General Industry, OSHA standards say the guardrail height railing must be 42” high. But in the Construction Industry OSHA states the proper response is 42” plus or minus 3”. In the Construction industry, your rail is compliant if the top railing falls between 39” from the walking...
Have a Plan - Mezzanine Safety Essentials
The moment you see or hear the word "mezzanine" in your workplace, your thought should immediately turn to fall protection. In general industry, the minimum height at which fall protection is needed is 4’. Because mezzanines are typically used to store goods or machinery up off the floor...
Roof Railing in NYC - Protecting a Historic Rooftop in New York CityAfter a historic building in NYC was cited with multiple code violations by the city, Flag Waterproofing & Restoration reached out to Simplified Safety for help choosing the right perimeter guardrail to secure the building and become compliant.
Rooftop Solar Installations = Increased Fall Hazard
Changes in the legislation in states like California have made dependence upon solar energy, not only more appealing, but a requirement. California is specifically pushing hard for rooftop solar installations. Rooftop solar installations mean exposure to fall hazards. Fall hazards...
How To Install Rooftop Guardrail Safely
Great news – you get to install a guardrail system to keep people safe. This guardrail should perform for many years, especially if a highly durable and maintenance free system like KeeGuard has been selected.
However, how do you keep your crew safe during the installation?
Metal Rooftop Railings and Guardrails
We have had this product available for a while, but have never featured it properly. KeeGuard Metal Roof Top Railings are designed to protect workers who are operating around a roof edge on a metal building. The use of S-5! clips and connectors, means that the railing system will not...
KeeGuard Rooftop Railing is "Super Easy to Install"
These photos come from a KeeGuard rooftop railing install from one of our recent customers. We were pleased to hear them comment on how easy it is to install the system. This comment focuses on one of the core strengths of the KeeGuard rooftop railing system: ease of installation.
Ensuring Your Guardrail Is Mounted Safely
The manufacturer states that the guardrail you purchased will exceed OSHA required loads.
Will it be safe after installation?
Often times we look to the manufacturer of the safety rail to ensure the railing will be strong enough for our application. Whether it be a 200 lbs on the top...
Are You Choosing the Right Rooftop Railing Solution?
Selecting the right safety railing system is an important aspect of rooftop fall safety. Most people know they need a rooftop safety railing but aren’t sure which type is best for their requirements. Here’s a short guide to help better understand the ideal system for your rooftop.What Type...
KeeGuard Roof Railing Install in PA
We recently had the opportunity to visit the site of one of our recent roof railing customers in PA. The scope of the project was full roof perimeter protection on two buildings. Their rooftop fall protection included roof railing, skylight screens, and safety gates for ladder access points...
4000 Feet of Safety Railing Installed at PGE Arena in Gdańsk, Poland
PGE arena is home to many of the EURO 2012 European football matches that are going on right now (written June, 26, 2012). When building the stadium in 2011 they turned to Kee Lite aluminum pipe railing to build the nearly 4,000 feet of safety railing that surround this modern sports arena.
New Guardrail System for Truss Mounted Roofs
HUGS - Horizontal Under-eave Guard System
The HUGS system was designed to help protect people working on truss mounted roofs. This passive safety solutions provides real protection to workers who are working a heights. Fall arrest systems such as lanyards and harnesses allow for a lot of...
KeeGuard - Roof Railing Around the World
When it comes to rooftop railing systems KeeGuard has no equal. Again and again, KeeGuard demonstrates itself as the market leading roof railing system because of its non-penetrating nature, superior galvanized coating, and versatility in varying roof environments. Below is a pictorial...
Case Study: Specialized Solutions – Guardrails for Corrosive Environment
Simplified Safety aims at providing more than simple off the shelf products. Our aim is to help assist you with a complete safety solution. Our solutions extend well beyond our normal range of products and processes. One example of this is a project we provided railing for in the winter of...