Nations RoofCare HatchGuard is a free-standing rooftop fall protection system, which is a non-penetrating. This rooftop guardrail system is designed to prevent workers from falling into open roof hatches.
The simplicity of RoofCare HatchGuard allows for this system to be integrated with virtually all roof openings. This rooftop hatch guard system comes standard with a spring loaded gate to ensure that this fall prevention system is in a safe, operating, closed position at all times. Designed specifically to allow for the safe exit and entry of employees onto rooftops this fall prevention guardrail system will be a perfect addition to your rooftop safety systems.
The system assist with keeping you in compliance with Safety Regulations.
OSHA Standard: 29CFR 1926.501 – Duty to Have Fall Protection
OSHA Regulations: 1910.23 & 1910.27 – Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes, Stairways and Ladders
OSHA Regulation 1910.23 Guarding floor and wall openings and holes, states that:
(a)(2) Every ladderway floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toeboard on all exposed sides (except at entrance to opening), with the passage through the railing either provided with a swinging gate or so offset that a person cannot walk directly into the opening.
(a)(3) Every hatchway and chute floor opening shall be guarded by one of the following: 1910.23
(a)(3)(I) Hinged floor opening cover of standard strength and construction equipped with standard railings or permanently attached thereto so as to leave only one exposed side. When the opening is not in use, the cover shall be closed or the exposed side shall be guarded at both top and intermediate positions by removable standard railings.
Stairways and Ladders
In reference to OSHA Regulation 1910.27 and on Page 7 of OSHA publication 3124 in reference to Fixed Ladders states that: "Individual rung/step ladders must extend at least 42 inches (1.1 m) above an access level or landing platform either by the continuation of the rung spacings as horizontal grab bars or by providing vertical grab bars that must have the same lateral spacing as the vertical legs of the ladder rails. And that (page 8 last paragraph) "The side rails of through or side-step fixed ladders must extend 42 inches (1.1 m) above the top level or landing platform served by the ladder." And that (page 9 first 2 paragraphs) "Steps or rungs for through-fixed-ladder extensions must be omitted from the extension; and the extension of side rails must be flared to provide between 24 inches (61 cm) and 30 inches (76 cm) clearance between side rails. And that "When safety devices are provided, the maximum clearance distance between side rail extensions must not exceed 36 inches (91 cm).
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