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The roof edge is one of the most dangerous places and so you need to have a safety solution in place to protect workers.
The edge of the roof is the most visible hazard, and typically the hazard most people want to protect first. Roofs need to be accessed throughout the year for maintenance and repair purposes so it’s essential to make sure workers are protected from slips, trips and falls from the roof edge. EU and OSHA regulations require that if a worker can be exposed to a fall, then they must be protected. Our safety specialists are ready to ensure the safety of your team from any unprotected roof edge.
OSHA compliance codes are central to how we assess the rooftop during a Safety Audit. Below is a brief overview of the zones of defence stipulated by OSHA.
Zone 1: When work is performed less than 6 feet (1.8 m) from the roof edge, OSHA allows for employers to protect its people by using a by a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system.
Zone 2: When work is performed at least 6 feet (1.8 m) but less than 15 feet (4.6 m) from the roof edge, OSHA allows a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system. The employer may use a designated area when performing work that is both infrequent and temporary.
Zone 3: When work is performed 15 feet (4.6 m) or more from the roof edge, the employer must: protect each employee from falling by a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system or a designated area.
Kee Guard is a leading modular, free-standing railing system that isn’t fixed directly to the roof membrane. It’s a permanent and dependable barrier for a roof edge that’s EN and OSHA compliant and suitable for virtually any flat roof up to a 10° slope – keeping to your workforce safe.
A fall protection solution consisting of walkway and guardrail which can be installed quickly and easily on a wide variety of roofs. It is a compliant approach to guardrail protection and eliminates the fall hazard typically present when workers are exposed to an unprotected edge.
See how our safety specialists are raising the safety standards for roofs.
Each employee is protected from falling into a ladderway floor hole or ladderway platform hole by a guardrail system and toeboards erected on all exposed sides, except at the entrance to the hole, where a self-closing gate or an offset must be used.
Safety Requirements for areas where danger exists of persons or objects falling through floor or wall openings, platforms, runways, ramps and fixed stairs, in normal, temporary, and emergency conditions. Applies to industrial and workplace situations.
The European Directive 89/391/EEC - OSH "Framework Directive" was introduced to allow member states to introduce legislation in relation to Health & Safety when working at height.
The UK Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires all those that have a duty of care to ensure that work at height is carried out safely. Solutions need to be suitable and sufficient to ensure the prevention of both persons and objects from falling.
As fall protection experts, we can perform a critical analysis on your rooftop to identify the hazards where your workers are exposed to the greatest risk. This ensures that the most dangerous areas are protected immediately with state-of-the-art systems and EN and OSHA compliant solutions.
Your rooftop assessment.
Recognise the hazards.
Network of certified integrators in the ME region.
Exceed regulatory requirements.
Protect and maintain safety.
A truly comprehensive rooftop solution follows the Hierarchy of Fall Protection. An expert starts by inspecting the roof site for potential fall hazards. From there, a complete system solution and recommendations are created that descend down the four levels of the hierarchy, from simple, sensible approaches for eliminating risks all the way down to lifesaving personal protection systems.
Collective Fall Protection Systems require no additional training to use. Work Restraint and Fall Arrest Systems both require a high level of user competency, training and additional inspection to be used properly.
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