Flat roof fall protection systems weren’t designed for no reason. Any work at height requires an increased level of safety. Although the statistics suggest that fall risks on flat roofs are lower, it’s best not to overlook worker safety.
A flat roof should be inspected at least once or twice a year. In addition, to keep your roof in good condition, it’s necessary to perform maintenance on it at the end of winter and autumn. Since workers are moving around on the roof at least twice a year, it’s important to install a fall protection system. This lets you ensure the safety of the workers when you perform your roof inspections and maintenance.
Fortunately, there are many solutions to secure flat roofs. The experts at Delta Prevention are pleased to present many flat roof fall protection systems. Discover all the options available to you to ensure worker safety.
Permanent and temporary guardrail systems
The best way to protect workers from falls is to install a guardrail system. With guardrails, you considerably reduce the risk of accidents and falls from your roof. Depending on your needs, you can also choose between a permanent system or a temporary system. Discover the benefits of each of these systems thanks to our experts in flat roof fall protection.
Freestanding guardrail system
Also known as a “non-penetrating guardrail,” the freestanding guardrail system is an effective and permanent solution to ensure the protection of workers on your roof. Some building owners neglect fall protection systems on their roofs by not relying on expert advice or a dedicated product. Here is why you should avoid doing this yourself. Don’t choose your guardrails lightly. In Canada, a good guardrail system complies with National Building Code of Canada, and local OHS standards. By choosing a good freestanding guardrail, you can also enjoy many benefits:
- A reduced risk of damage to your roof or membrane;
- A system that doesn’t deteriorate quickly and won’t need to be replaced in the short term;
- A compliance report;
- Warranties of up to 10 years;
Delta Prevention can recommend the type of permanent guardrail suited to your situation. Our experts can advise you effectively.
Movable or temporary guardrail system
Have you determined that you don’t need a permanent system? No problem. Delta Prevention’s freestanding guardrails can be used temporarily. They have quite a few advantages:
- No perforation required on the surface of your roof or membrane;
- Fast deployment and installation during the project on your roof;
- Compliance report;
- Compliance with NBC and OSHA standards.
Besides roof guardrails, you can also ensure the protection of the workers with the help of many other tools. We are pleased to present them to you.
Additional tools to ensure your protection on a flat roof
Although it’s important to protect the edges of your roof, these tools ensure optimal safety for workers at height. For example, you could use a permanent warning line to mark off a visual perimeter on your roof.
Now, let’s discover the different guardrails that can help you increase the level of safety for the workers on your roof.
The different roof guardrails
Besides temporary or permanent guardrails, you can also install guardrails around your:
By protecting the edges of your roof as well as its access points, you ensure the optimal protection of the workers. Guardrails for your skylights and light shafts are also beneficial. Accidents happen fast on a job site. By protecting the access points on your roof, you reduce the risks of falls and potentially fatal accidents.
If you have any questions about flat roof fall protection systems, contact us. An experienced member of our team will be pleased to take your call.