DFP manufactures and installs permanent guardrail and safety railing for situations such as rooftops, catwalks, mezzanines, loading docks, and access platforms where portable guardrail is not suitable. If your fall protection application involves these or any of the following, ask DFP about permanent guardrail:
- Guardrail requiring installation at the edge of roof
- High sloped roofs
- Mounting on a parapet or parapet extension
- Slippery metal roofs
- Metal Deck / Standing Seam
- Loading Docks
We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant guardrail / safety railing fall protection systems and have years of experience designing and installing guardrail systems. Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.
- 1910.29(b) Guardrail systems. The employer must ensure guardrail systems meet the following requirements:
- 1910.29(b)(1) The top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, are 42 inches (107 cm), plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm), above the walking-working surface. The top edge height may exceed 45 inches (114 cm), provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of paragraph (b) of this section (see Figure D-11 of this section).
- 1910.29(b)(2)(i) Midrails are installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walking-working surface;
- 1910.29(b)(3) Guardrail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied in a downward or outward direction within 2 inches (5 cm) of the top edge, at any point along the top rail.
- 1910.29(b)(4) When the 200-pound (890-N) test load is applied in a downward direction, the top rail of the guardrail system must not deflect to a height of less than 39 inches (99 cm) above the walking-working surface.
- 1910.29(b)(5) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, and other equivalent intermediate members are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds (667 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the intermediate member.
- 1910.29(b)(6) Guardrail systems are smooth-surfaced to protect employees from injury, such as punctures or lacerations, and to prevent catching or snagging of clothing.
1910.29(b)(9) Top rails and midrails are at least 0.25-inches (0.6 cm) in diameter or in thickness.
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