From the University of Minnesota and Duke University in North Carolina to education projects across the country, Dakota Safety has provided customized safety systems for educational facilities large and small. We’ve installed rooftop fall protection systems, safety gates, fix point anchor products, and more. Contact us today to discuss your unique safety needs.

Rooftop Fall Protection

Colleges and universities tend to have limited space on campus, meaning that buildings often have small or unusual footprints. In many cases, older or historic buildings are still in use which, in general, are smaller than more recently constructed buildings. For these reasons, educational facilities tend to have little available rooftop space, and this space is often tightly packed with mechanical equipment (HVAC, etc.).

This makes working on the rooftop for equipment maintenance or roofing repairs especially dangerous. Dakota Safety provides a variety of fall protection guardrail and handrail systems to keep personnel safe when working in elevated areas. We offer portable and non-penetrating guardrails for passive fall protection. These systems are easy to install and can be moved between work areas, eliminating the need for more costly setups that would enclose the entire roof.

We can provide rooftop guardrails with custom paint jobs to match your school’s color scheme. We also offer architectural guardrail systems that provide a more aesthetically-pleasing style, and StealthRail guardrails that fold flat when not in use for a cleaner look.

All our safety guardrails are fully compliant with OHSA fall protection 1910  and rated for up to 200 lbs. structural loads. If needed, Dakota Safety can also provide special D300 Series guardrails, which are rated for 300 lbs.—a 50% safety factor over OSHA guidelines.

We offer access ladders with safety cages for added safety when workers are climbing up to or down from rooftops or elevated areas. Visual warning line systems are available to delineate changes in roof elevation and warn personnel of potential fall hazards.

The Safety Product Specialists

Dakota Safety has the experience and the high-quality products needed to create a customized rooftop safety setup for any educational facility. We will work with you to develop a one-of-a-kind system that meets your safety requirements and fits your space perfectly.

Request a quote on rooftop fall protection and other safety products for your facility. Or, contact Dakota Safety to find out what we can do for you.

See individual product listings for more information and specifications.

Reference Projects:

Project: Alta Loma Elementary, San Angelo, Texas 2015
Contractor: Mid-Tex of Midland, Midland Texas
Product: SafetyRail2000 Architectural Series, Galvanized finish

Project: Colorado State University, Weed Research Bldg, Fort Collins, Colorado 2015
Contractor: Heath Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado
Product: SafetyRail2000 – safety yellow rails and bases; Roof Parapet Step Crossover – galvanized finish

Project: Del Castle Schools, Del Castle Deleware 2015
Contractor: PC Roofing, New Castle, Delaware
Product: Architectural Series, galvanized finished

Project: University of Minnesota 2015
Frontier, Territorial, & Bailey Halls - Owner installed
Fay Thompson – Contractor: Graham Construction, Eagan, MN
Product: Architectural Series D-300 (300lb load) with curved stanchions and galvanized finish