Architectural Non-Penetrating Guardrails
SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series: A Passive Fall Protection Guardrail SystemThe SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series is a passive fall protection guardrail system that provides an OSHA-compliant roof safety rail with a pleasing architectural style. It combines the non-penetrating guardrail system with architectural appeal for applications where railing appearance is important, such as “green” roofs.
Rail sections are constructed of 1.25” SCH 40 galvanized pipe. The rails secure to 96-pound cast iron bases that have four ports each, allowing the rails to be configured in infinite positions. When the bases are installed in a run with a 90° return on each end, the combined mass and geometry of the installation creates an OSHA compliant barrier for roof edge protection.
The Architectural Series is a roof safety rail system that requires no penetration to the roof surface when installed. Because they’re anchored with weighted baseplates rather than bolted to the roof, SafetyRail 2000 ballasted guardrails can be used as portable, permanent, or temporary roof edge protection solutions.
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Basic UseSafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series fall protection guardrail systems are ideal for new building construction, adding passive fall protection to a new building, or as an addition to existing guardrails. SafetyRail 2000 provides a pleasing sightline and can enhance the appearance of a building while maintaining a high level of fall protection compliance.
OSHA-Compliant Fall Protection Guardrail SystemSafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series roof safety solutions are compliant with OSHA regulations for fall protection guardrail systems.
Architectural Guardrail Features
- More pleasing sightlines
- No drilling necessary to install
- No intermediate counterweights required
- Suitable for use as permanent or temporary roof edge protection
- Custom engineering/manufacturing available for special applications—contact us to discuss your custom requirements
- Curved, incline and straight stanchions available
- Deemed OSHA compliant by an independent accredited engineering firm
- Optional EPDM rubber pads and BUR pads available for added roof surface protection
Minimum OSHA Requirements for Architectural Roof Safety GuardrailsIn order to meet OSHA regulations for fall protection guardrail systems, outriggers (returns/counter weights) must be used with SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series guardrails. Whether the danger side run is 5’ or 1000’ in length, these outriggers must be in place at the beginning and at the end of the run. Outriggers are standard rail kits that are connected at approximately 90° to the danger side run of each end rail section.
- Roof Edge Protection: Provide freestanding roof safety rail system on roof tops, including pipe railings, uprights, bases, and fittings.
- Approved Product: SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series Guardrail System, BlueWater Manufacturing, distributed by Dakota Safety.
- Standards: Architectural roof safety system shall have top and mid rail in accordance with OSHA standards.
Structural Load: 200 lb. (90.7 kg), minimum, in any direction to all components in accordance with OSHA regulations for fall protection guardrail systems.
- Height: 42” (106 cm), minimum.
- Railings: 1.66" (4.2 cm) O.D. galvanized pipe.
- Mounting Bases: Class 30 gray iron material cast with four receiver posts. Base weight 108 lb. (49 kg) and 48 lb. (21.8 kg) per square foot. Rubber pads on base bottoms available upon request.
- Receiver Posts: Shall have a positive locking system into slots that allow rails to be mounted in any direction. Friction locking systems are not allowed. Receiver posts shall have drain holes.
- Hardware: Securing pins shall be 1010 carbon steel, zinc plated and yellow chromate dipped. Pins shall consist of collared pin and lanyard that connects to lynch pin.
- Finishes: Available in standard Hot-Dip Galvanized.
- Surface Protection Pads: EDPM rubber pads and bur pads are available upon request
- Load testing available on request
Supporting Documents Links
- SafetyRail2000 Architectural Series Product Data Sheet
- SafetyRail2000 Architectural Series Shop Drawing
- SafetyRail2000 Architectural Series Product Comparison Chart
- SafetyRail2000 Architectural Series Guide Specs
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