Freestanding safety railing is one of the simplest forms of rooftop fall protection. Unlike horizontal lifelines or single point anchors, which require worker tie-off, a rooftop guardrail system requires very little of its user. Employees don’t need to wear a harness, connect to an anchor point, or receive training in the safe use of the system. That said, you’ll need to do some planning prior to installing freestanding rooftop safety railing systems to ensure worker safety and OSHA compliance. This post serves as a guide to determining baseplate and railing section requirements when installing our LORGUARD safety railing.