Portable Guardrail

Non-Penetrating Roof Guardrail

Diversified Fall Protection’s free-standing, non-penetrating guardrail  is safer and lighter than most comparable roof safety railing systems. Other portable guardrail systems have larger spacing between each railing, and heavier bases weighing 100 pounds and more as compared to 57 lbs. for LORGUARD™.

Guardrail systems provide an excellent combination of operational flexibility and fall protection
Guardrail provides excellent coverage close to the edge of the building.
Guardrail systems provide an excellent combination of operational flexibility and fall protection
Guardrail provides excellent coverage close to the edge of the building.
Guardrail systems provide an excellent combination of operational flexibility and fall protection
Guardrail provides excellent coverage close to the edge of the building.
Guardrail systems provide an excellent combination of operational flexibility and fall protection
Guardrail provides excellent coverage close to the edge of the building.

One of the major uses of portable safety railing systems is perimeter guarding along the edges of roof tops. Prudent buyers recognize that because of the wider spaces between each rail, they are buying ‘AIR.’ Furthermore, most engineers would agree; the less weight you place on a roof structure, the better. Roofs are designed for wind, rain and snow loads, not the addition of hundreds of extra pounds of steel.

 

Learn More About Lorguard

An ideal rooftop fall protection solution, LORGUARD is available in 6, 8” and 10’ sections, with a standard, safety yellow powder-coated finish or custom colors upon request. LORGUARD rooftop guardrail rail sets up quickly, making it ideal for temporary applications. We've also engineered the base plate design to withstand high wind gusts, and many of our clients select LORGUARD as a permanent roof fall protection solution. If you are looking for a non-penetrating guardrail solution to mitigate the fall hazards posed by roof edges, skylights, and roof hatches on built-up, standing seam, concrete, or membrane roofs, LORGUARD will keep your personnel safe and your facility in full compliance with OSHA regulations. The secret to the LORGUARD roof top rail system is our ergonomically designed base plate (sold separately). Almost HALF the weight of other systems, your workers can carry 2 base plates making setup and tear-downs even faster! Flexible positioning of the base plates keeps you in control around corners and roof top obstructions. For small quantity orders, visit our e-commerce enabled website at www.portableguardrail.com or contact Diversified Fall Protection for further assistance.

OSHA Regulations

  • Guardrail
    • 1926.502(b)(1) Top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, shall be 42 inches (1.1 m) plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm) above the walking/working level. When conditions warrant, the height of the top edge may exceed the 45-inch height, provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of this paragraph.
    • 1926.502(b)(2)(i) Midrails, when used, shall be installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walking/working level.
    • 1926.502(b)(3) Guardrail systems shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied within 2 inches (5.1 cm) of the top edge, in any outward or downward direction, at any point along the top edge.
    • 1926.502(b)(5) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, and equivalent structural members shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds (666 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the midrail or other member.

Did You Know?

Rigid rail fall arrest systems are often ideal for applications with low fall clearance distances?