Modular Fall Prevention Solutions
FlexGuard is a modular guardrail system that can be used for a variety of applications including rooftop safety, walkways, stairwells and open shaft fall protection. When used for roof edge protection, the FlexGuard railing system does not penetrate the roof membrane. It’s modular design takes the complexity and high cost out of guardrail system implementation.
Guardrail Safety Features
The FlexGuard system not only meets but exceeds current safety requirements for freestanding guardrails for rooftops and other applications.
The base of the FlexGuard Permanent system is designed to connect to an extruded aluminum toe board. This component of the railing is needed to prevent objects from falling over edges. The integral toe board fixing holes to allow full compliance with OSHA rooftop safety regulations.
Freestanding FlexGuard systems utilizes the well-proven counterweight principle to fix in place without piercing the rooftop. Assemblies that come in contact with the rooftop are fitted with an anti-slip rubber pads to further protect the roof membrane.
Fall Protection Where it’s Needed
In addition to its utility as an OSHA compliant roof edge guardrail, FlexGuard can be used for walkway demarcation, open shaft and stairwells, fall protection around roof top equipment and other safety applications. FlexGuard pre-fabricated design, utilizing the lightweight modular counterweights, allows maximum versatility on any site.
FlexGuard’s adjustable uprights allow up to 11 degree raking from vertical movement meaning the system can be implemented on sloped surfaces such as uneven rooftops or ramps. The system components are adaptable to almost all variations of flat roofs, whether they are circular, square, rectangular or multilevel.
Sections of FlexGuard railing systems can be taken down, added to and re-erected on site as needed.
Ease Of Guardrail Installation
FlexGuard’s modular design takes the complexity and high cost out of roof edge protection for good. The system uses minimum components and requires no welding, bending or threading. Additionally the system’s freestanding guardrails require no drilling or special anchoring. With FlexGuard, no special tools are needed to complete a reliable and safe rooftop railing installation.
FlexGuard is a maintenance free and truly reliable solution for roof edge protection. FlexGuard railing systems that were installed decades ago are still in service providing reliable fall protection today.
Fittings used in FlexGuard railing systems are manufactured to the requirements of ASTM A47-77-325 10 to provide strong, rigid, maintenance free connections. Components are further secured in place using case-hardened steel grub screws providing additional protection.
All system fittings are galvanized to ASTM A153 finish and pipe galvanized to ASTM A53 providing outstanding corrosion resistance. Additionally, all fittings are TUV tested and approved
FlexGuard Fall Protection Case Studies
FlexGuard Installation for a Warehouse Roof
FLS installed approximately 900 total feet of FlexGuard Permanent Guardrail on various areas of the main building roof. Most notably, the area around the rooftop access hatch was able to be protected by FlexGuard Permanent, due to the versatility and adjustability of the product.
FlexGuard Portable for Building Maintenance
Flexible Lifeline Systems designed, supplied, and installed 32 Tieback Anchors, one 280 feet Multi Span Lifeline System, and one FlexGuard Portable safety railing.
Karbach – FlexGuard Permanent
FLS installed approximately 900 total feet of FlexGuard Permanent Guardrail on various areas of the main building roof. The area around the rooftop access hatch was able to be protected by FlexGuard Permanent, due to the versatility and adjustability of the product.
FlexGuard Fall Safety Solutions
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