Know everything about non-penetrating roof guards

Know everything about non-penetrating roof guards

Safety is paramount for all work on the site. Reinforced measures must be taken when these are carried out at height. The installation of free-standing guardrails is therefore strongly recommended, especially for renovations or roof cleaning. At Prox-Secur, we offer diverse models at reasonable prices. Find out what you need to know about them.

Freestanding guardrails: what is it?

When working at heights, it is important to make sure you are well equipped to avoid falls from heights. In addition to the construction industry, many workplaces require work at height such as maintenance and repair of air conditioning units, roofing and more.

In these areas, the statistics reveal terrifying numbers. In 2017, falls from height represented 16% of deaths related to work accidents , making them the third cause of work-related mortality. Knowing this, it is therefore crucial to know the right methods to avoid falls from heights.

Compliance with legal standards for freestanding guardrails

Because falls from heights are common and very dangerous in the workplace and particularly in the construction industry, the law in Quebec provides for a 0 tolerance for measures that are not taken to ensure the safety of workers. in height. In the event of non-compliance with the rules, the CNESST responsible for monitoring is entitled to stop any work and to prosecute the offenders. Quebec law stipulates that:

When workers are exposed to a danger of falling from more than 3 meters, the employer must: install guardrails to prevent falls or use another means ensuring equivalent safety. If this is not possible, ensure that workers use a harness connected to an anchor point provided for this purpose (articles 2.9.1 and 2.9.2 of the BBRI, articles 9, 10, 33, paragraph 1 paragraphs 4 and 346 of the RSST, articles 4 and 51 of the RSSM, article 51 (3) of the LSST).

What are the advantages of free-standing guardrails?

The portable nature of this safety equipment represents a considerable advantage for temporary work such as roof renovations, cleaning or even snow clearing in winter. They are easy to put on and take off, yet they offer optimum security and don’t damage your roofs. We note, however, that they can also be installed permanently without additional work if necessary.

Freestanding guardrails at Prox-Secur

Self-supporting guardrails are therefore used to secure certain areas to prevent falls from heights. At Prox-Secur, you can find classic, compact, ladder or roof access hatch models. Made in Quebec, this equipment is distinguished by its resistance as well as its solidity and, in addition, it is made entirely from recycled materials. In addition, all models purchased from us have a 10 year warranty. Our products are certified by an independent engineering firm and meet CNBC and OSHA standards. Find our catalog on our official website and do not hesitate to place your orders directly online!

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