OSHA considers a rooftop skylight to be a hole in the roof surface. A skylight that is unprotected is a hazard that can cause serious injury and can even be fatal. Skylight fall protection is critical in any work area or walking surface to ensure the safety of anyone accessing the area.
Two Types of Skylight Protection
Skylight screens are a wired mesh that surround the skylight, ensuring accidental falls or misplaced steps do not damage the skylight and, in turn, protect the worker. The mesh is wide enough to let plenty of light through while being strong enough to promote skylight safety. Skylight fall protection is vital in rooftop safety which is why skylight screens come in a variety of styles and sizes to fit most skylight types.
Skylight guardrail is a galvanized railing system designed to create a barrier enveloping the skylight to prevent contact from a worker. This skylight protection system uses a non-penetrating design that protects the skylight without damaging the structure or roof. Skylight safety is non-negotiable, that’s why we provide a variety of skylight protectors to ensure every skylight has fall protection.
Have You Identified All of Your Rooftop Fall Hazards?
Learn about other fall hazards you might have on your rooftop with our free remote audit. We will review your roof via a satellite image and base our evaluation on OSHA compliance, while personalizing it to your roof.