Cost Effective Safety Railing for Ground Applications
FlexGuard Ground Based railing systems are weld-free guardrail Systems that Exceed OSHA Safety Standards. Whether you need to protect workers, pedestrians or equipment, our guardrail systems provide a cost efficient, safe and effective railing solution.
Cost Effective OSHA Guardrail
Welded railing solutions are often dangerous requiring special permits and expensive labor. FlexGuard Ground Based railing requires no specialized labor, permits or tools. Instead, FlexGuard Ground Based is OHSA railing that can be installed by any contractor or maintenance personnel. Our OSHA railing system is quickly and easily installed saving you time and even more money.
Sturdy Modular Railing
FlexGuard Ground Based railing systems are not welded. The galvanized components form sturdy connection with hidden set screws that remain intact keeping the railing rust free. These strong, rigid connections make our guardrail systems corrosion resistant, and longer lasting than inferior powder coated systems with welded joints.. Because FlexGuard Ground Based railing is modular. if a section of the rail does become damaged it can easily be replaced.
Industrial Guardrail Exceeds OSHA Standards
Our Ground Based railing systems are safe, affordable and sturdy guardrail solutions that offer incredible versatility. designed to exceed OSHA standards, FlexGuard railing systems are perfect for industrial and outdoor applications. After decades of use, we know our guardrail systems match the durability any comparable welded railing system.
FLS – The Guardrail Experts
The expert engineers and installation professionals at FLS are ready to help in whatever way is needed to complete your guardrail project. With a few measurements, sketches, and phone conversations we can help you assemble the necessary list of parts for building an OSHA compliant guardrail. If you have questions about the applicable OSHA codes or the capabilities of our guardrail system, please contact us.
If you would like our assistance with the design of your railing project, our engineers are available to review your site and configure a guardrail system that meets OSHA standards.
Turn Key Installation
The FlexGuard Ground Based railing system is simple enough for any contractor to install. However, if you are looking to outsource your railing job, we offer a complete installation services.
Flexible Lifeline Systems provides inspection services to ensure your guardrail system is OSHA compliant after the installation is complete.
OSHA COMPLIANT RAILING FOR ANY APPLICATION
FlexGuard Ground Based Railing Systems have unmatched versatility and are suited to a variety of environments. Our safety rail and guardrail systems can be designed to fit with existing and new structures. Where aesthetics are important, all components of our ground based railing systems can be powder coated in their entirety to any RAL color allowing the system to coordinate with the building color when needed.
This versatile railing solution protects ramps, stairs, walkways and virtually any commercial application.
When aesthetic railings are needed in residential environments, our modular railing solution looks great without sacrificing functionality.
FlexGuard is ideal for municipal applications such as water treatment plants. The galvanized components are corrosion resistant and is designed to connect to an aluminum toeboard.
A smooth handrail surface is required by the ADA. Flexible Lifeline Systems offers an entire line of fittings in order to meet this standard.
FlexGuard system components include special stair fittings that make it possible to angle top rails and mid rails along steeply angled surfaces as needed.
FlexGuard system components also include ramp base fitting making it possible to have uprights that can be customized for ramps of inclines between 3° and 11°
Protect pedestrians with clean looking modular railing at entrances, exits, curbs, drop offs or any other potential fall hazard.
FlexGuard Ground Based railing also features a complete line of offset bases that can attach your railing to the side of a walking surface.
Highly visible guardrail protects protect workers and machinery from warehouse traffic.
Our FlexGuard system features custom infill panels that are available in a variety of styles. Discuss what kind of infill panel you need with your FLS sales engineer.
Many facilities use painted lines on the floor to delineate walk path areas and safe zones. These painted lines deteriorate quickly and are potentially unsafe by relying on the person to pay attention to what is on the ground and not what’s in front of them. A ground based guardrail can provide superior delineation in separating people from hazardous areas.
Whether you need safety railing for docks, fencing for animals, or any other guardrail or safety railing application, FlexGuard Ground based can offer a cost effective, sturdy, OSHA compliant solution.
OSHA Regulations that Apply to Safety Railing Installation
The OSHA regulations that apply to guardrail and safety railing can be found in section 1910.29. Following are the specific sections most directly related to guardrail construction requirements. Our FlexGuard railing systems meet or exceed all of these OSHA 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 below).
Figure D-11 Guard Rail Systems
1910.29(b)(2) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, or equivalent intermediate members are installed between the walking-working surface and the top edge of the guardrail system as follows when there is not a wall or parapet that is at least 21 inches (53 cm) high:
1910.29(b)(2)(i) Midrails are installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walkingworking surface;
1910.29(b)(2)(ii) Screens and mesh extend from the walking-working surface to the top rail and along the entire opening between top rail supports;
1910.29(b)(2)(iii) Intermediate vertical members (such as balusters) are installed no more than 19 inches (48 cm) apart; and
1910.29(b)(2)(iv) Other equivalent intermediate members (such as additional midrails and architectural panels) are installed so that the openings are not more than 19 inches (48 cm) wide.
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.