Self-Supporting Guardrails: The Safest Solution for Your Roof


Are you looking for a safe and effective solution to mark off your roof and thereby prevent people on your roof from accidentally falling? Whether it’s a public or private building, or a professional or industrial location, we’ll tell you all about the significant benefits of choosing self-supporting guardrails for your roof, which have become fall protection essentials.

A safe and practical solution for your roof

The main advantages of self-supporting guardrails are that they’re modular and adaptable, for perfect integration with any type of building. Without floor anchoring, self-supporting guardrails make it possible to work at height in complete security and with the freedom to modulate the safety based on the changing needs during all stages of the work or the changes inherent in the building. For example, a complete protection can be changed into a partial protection, and they can be installed in a longitudinal, cross-wise, or stacked manner, thus offering great flexibility and versatility. It’s also a safety product that can be adapted to different work environments and many types of roofing, and it can be installed quickly without a connection or even an alteration of the structure, on which it remains firmly in place. Since it doesn’t require any perforation, it’s merely placed on the roof, and it’s installed with special bases that ensure its stability, it can be installed directly on the membrane while protecting your roof covering.

A strong and resistant solution

Self-supporting guardrails are just as strong and resistant as any other fall protection product. They’re also very resistant to temperature changes and even the most extreme weather conditions thanks to their construction materials: aluminum, a material that’s highly resistant to corrosion, and recycled rubber, which is used to make its solid base. In particular, all the fittings that connect each of the tubes are firmly screwed, and each section halfway between the ground and the highest vertical bar is reinforced with an additional vertical tube. As for the feet, they’re attached to the ground by bases and counterweights that are resistant to both rust and bad weather. It’s therefore often possible to observe the absence of alteration by dismantling them at the end of the work on a roof, which is evidence of their incomparable safety and durability.

An easy solution to the applicable standards

In Québec, just like everywhere else in Canada, there are standards that require any building over 3 metres high where access to the roof is possible to be equipped with a guardrail to ensure that people are protected against falls. The self-supporting guardrails that you choose for your roof must therefore respect and possibly exceed these standards to allow you to believe in their effectiveness and therefore their safety. The use of self-supporting guardrails is therefore recommended on the roofs of any type of building, terrace, or balcony. They’re also very easy to assemble and disassemble quickly, since they don’t require any training beforehand; just follow the instructions in the installation guides issued when purchasing the products.

In conclusion, the self-supporting guardrail is the safest, most versatile fall protection system for your roof, and the fact that it can be installed simply by being placed on a roof is a significant major advantage. It’s therefore the only guardrail that can be installed without damaging the roof, and it offers an ease of installation that’s within everyone’s reach.

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