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Ground Mounted Safety Railing

A Weldless, Cost Effective Safety Rail System that Exceeds OSHA Safety Standards
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Code Expertise

OSHA Compliant

Our safety team will make sure your mounted railing meets OSHA codes and your relevant local codes.

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Custom Designed

Due to its modular design, our railing can be configured to the exact specifications of your site.

Durable

Strong Components

Our guardrail is galvanized inside-and-out with a proprietary coating to ensure corrosion resistant, even in the harshest environments.

Easy to Assemble

Install Quickly

Whether you are self-installing or employing your favorite contractor, our railing requires no specialized tools or labor.

Advantages of Our
Gound Mounted Safety Railing

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Durable, Galvanized Railing that Lasts Decades

Corroded railing is unsafe. Our components are designed for longevity and strength.

  • Our steel fittings are hot-dipped galvanized to ensure each connection point remains solid.
  • Our structural tube has a proprietary coating that has been shown to last up to 4x's longer than standard schedule 40 galvanized pipe.
  • Our KeeKlamp fittings are the original and world standard in modular pipe fittings. Our fittings go through rigorous quality control processes that include inspections at multiple points in the manufacturing process.

Railing Designed to Fit Your Site

The guardrail's modular design makes it easy to configure and install your exact specifications. Whether you need guardrail for pedestrian walkways or warehouse railing, we will work with you to select the right material, finish, post-spacing, and layout to be OSHA compliant.

Our railing is available in a variety of finishes. Standard railing comes in galvanized steel or aluminum finishes. We also offer additional colors in additional powder-coat finishes.

Plus, our guardrail can accommodate toeboards, in-fill panels, or safety gates - to meet all your safety needs.

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Easy to Install, Modify, and Repair

Installation requires no special tools or labor. The pipe components are secured with a hex set-screw to achieve a strong connection. The pipe can be cut to length for you, or shipped in full lengths for precise fitting on site.

With the modular design, our railing is just as easy to modify as it is to install. The components can be repurposed in other areas if the plan is changed onsite.

Our railing is easy to repair, unlike traditional welded railing which needs to be completely replaced when damaged. Simply disassemble any bent section of railing, replace the damaged components, and reassemble. Typical repairs take minutes, not days.

Examples of Ground Mounted Railing Systems

Commercial

Commercial

The perfect solution for protecting pedestrian walkways and safe passage areas. Our versatile solution protects walkways, ramps, stairs and virtually any walking surface.
Residential Railing

Residential Railing

Our modular railing solution can be use to create aesthetic railings for use in residential environments.
Municipal

Municipal

Our ground railing is great for municipal applications and water treatment plants. The railing's modular design is corrosion resistant and can easily adapt to toe board attachments.
Mezzanine

Mezzanine

Protect employees working on your mezzanine with heavy duty railing.
Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

Protect workers and machinery from warehouse traffic by installing highly visible machinery guardrail.
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Pedestrian Walkways

Pedestrian Walkways

Protect entrances, exits, curbs and drop offs with clean looking modular railing.
Stairs

Stairs

Special stair fittings make it possible to properly angle top rails and mid rails along steeply angled surfaces.
Infill Panels

Infill Panels

Custom infill panels are available in many different styles. Discuss the kind of infill panel you need with our safety specialists.
Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Areas

Keep unqualified workers protected by separating them from hazardous areas.
Ramps

Ramps

Our ramp base fitting make it possible to have plumb uprights developed especially for ramps of inclines between 3° and 11°
Offset

Offset

A complete line of offset bases are available so that you can attach your railing to the side of a walking surface.

Looking for Mounted Railing Kits

Kwik Kit safety railing kits allow you to easily create a durable railing system to eliminate crash hazards, keeping your facility safe. Our weldless, pre-assembled safety railing is ideal for creating a safe and compliant workspace.

  • Pre-assembled Uprights Make Installation Simple. No Complex Tools Required
  • Available in aluminum or steel - Customize for Your Needs
  • Pre-Coated in Safety Yellow for Clear Visibility
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OSHA Codes & Guardrail Requirements

The section of the OSHA code that specifies most of the primary guardrail and handrails as it directly relates to safety railing is 1910.26. Specifically, the following sections are the most relevant to handrail and stair rail requirements.

1910.29(f)(1)(i) - Handrails are not less than 30 inches (76 cm) and not more than 38 inches (97 cm), as measured from the leading edge of the stair tread to the top surface of the handrail (see Figure D-12 of this section).

1910.29(f)(2) - The minimum clearance between handrails and any other object is 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).

1910.29(f)(4) - No opening in a stair rail system exceeds 19 inches (48 cm) at its least dimension.

1910.29(f)(5) - Handrails have the shape and dimension necessary so that employees can grasp the handrail firmly.

1910.29(f)(7) - Handrails and the top rails of stair rail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied in any downward or outward direction within 2 inches (5 cm) of any point along the top edge of the rail.

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Railing FAQs

What is the difference between guardrails and handrails?

The two are often used interchangeably, however, guardrail is used at the perimeter of an edge or fall hazard and acts as a barricade or protection against the fall. A handrail is also used to prevent a fall, however, it generally used on a sloped surface, such as a stair or ramp.

What are the OSHA requirements for a handrail?

OSHA states that guardrail must reach a height of 42 inches (give or take 3 inches) above the walking-working surface and withstand a force of 200 lb at any point in a downward or outward direction. Should the force cause the railing to dip below 39 inches, the railing is not OSHA compliant. Parapets or railings that are preexisting are acceptable at a minimum of 36 inches under OSHA code 55 Federal Register 13360, siting that replacing the parapet or railing would introduce unnecessary risk to the workers replacing it. In addition, if there is no parapet or wall that reaches 21 inches in height the installed railing will require midrails, screens, solid panels, or other equivalence.

How much weight should handrails support?

Handrails and the top rails of stair rail systems shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 n) applied within 2 inches (5 cm) of the top edge, in any downward or outward direction, at any point along the top edge.

How many steps are required for a handrail?

A handrail is required when there are four or more steps or rises. Handrails are also required when a stair rises more than 30 inches above the underlying surface.

How many steps are required for a handrail?

Handrails are required when a stair rises more than 30 inches above the underlying surface. A handrail is required on stairs of four or more rises.

What is the maximum height of a handrail?

The top of the handrail should not be less than 30 inches (76 cm) or greater than 37 inches (94 cm) from the walking surface.

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