Ensuring your commercial roof is as safe as possible is paramount, and professionally-installed rooftop safety railings are a critical form of fall prevention. Of course, these railings can be fully customized to fit your unique roofing situation and specifications. At the end of the day, guardrail systems serve as the perfect preventative measure to protect your employees and others who need roof access from falls and accidents. If you are in need of rooftop safety railings in Chattanooga for your building, our team can help!
Meeting OSHA Standards for Safety
Our roofing experts at Tennessee Roofing & Construction can assess your roofing system, look into usage and specifics surrounding your business, and make professional recommendations about what rooftop safety railings make the most sense for your building. We specialize in creating custom solutions for customers with all different types of buildings and roofs. It may be that you need a permanent safety railing solution, or perhaps you just need something temporary. Either way, our team can help you assess this need and decide how best to move forward.
Is the Roof Guardrail OSHA Compliant?
Of course, all of our installed rooftop safety railings in Chattanooga are designed to meet OSHA standards for safety. But here are a few things to consider in regard to meeting or exceeding those requirements.
Your top rail must be 42” tall from the walking surface of your roofing system.
The middle rail is halfway between the top rail and the walking surface.
The rail is strong enough to withstand a 200-pound force in a downward or an outward direction.
Permanent or Temporary Rooftop Safety Railings
When it comes to fall protection systems, there are a lot of different options to choose from. The railing type that will work best for your building will be determined by various factors like what type of roofing system you have. First of all, you’ll need to figure out if your need for rooftop safety railings is permanent or just temporary.
Some things to consider are:
- Do you have any concerns about the longevity of your railing system?
- How often do people need roof access at your building or business?
- What kind of work is being done on the roof?
If you’re having construction done, it’s possible that you only need a temporary solution for rooftop safety railings, but depending on the circumstances, your need may be a more permanent one to ensure ongoing safety. Our team at Tennessee Roofing & Construction can help you assess and address your specific needs, offering up the best, safest, and most cost-effective solutions for you. Work with our team to ensure the safety of yours today, and let us install a custom rooftop safety railing system for your commercial roof.