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Skylight Fall Protection Railings

About Our Skylight Screens Fall Protection

Skylight railings create a barrier around the skylight to protect people from falling into and thru them. OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1910.23 and 29 CFR 1910.66 (a)(4)) require all skylights to be protected by compliant screens or railings. To be OSHA compliant, skylight railings must pass a 200-pound load test for most of the USA and a 400-pound force for CAL OSHA Standards.

Skylight railings cost more than skylight screens however may be required when the skylights are too large or when screens are an unwanted sight below.

Skylight railing systems are either free-standing, mounted to the skylight counter flashing, mounted to the skylight frame, or designed to penetrate the roof and tie into the building structure.

Materials For Skylight Railings

Pipe for handrails, mid-rails, uprights and counterweight connection are a galvanized mill finish to the requirements of ASTM A53. Kee Klamp® Fittings are galvanized to meet ASTM A153. Railing consists of top rails, mid rails, uprights, counterweights and connections. All pipe connections are Kee Klamp structural pipe fittings manufactured to the requirements of ASTM A47-77-32510. Railing assembly is capable of withstanding a load of at least 200 pounds applied in any direction at any point on the top rail. KeeGuard can be designed to withstand higher loads if required. Just let us know your requirements and we'll do the design work.

Installation of Skylight Railings

The Safety Rail Source skylight railings are fast and E-Z to install and do not penetrate the roofing membrane. A 2 man crew can install more than 300' of KeeGuard skylight railing railing per day. Detailed installation instructions are included with all of our skylight railings and screens.

 

Skylight Railings and Screens Fall Protection, OSHA Compliant commercial and industrial skylight screen fall protection

Official OSHA Ruling On Guarding Requirements for Skylights

OSHA Standard 1910.23
Guard Floor & Wall Openings & Holes

OSHA Standard 1926.501
Duty to Have Fall Protection