Cost Effective Safety Railing Solution

FlexGuard ground-based solutions exceed OSHA Safety Standards and provide a cost-effective way to protect workers, pedestrians and equipment with guardrail and handrail systems. It usually only takes a few measurements, a sketch, and a phone conversation to prevent access to dangerous areas with our safe and effective alternative alternative to welded railing.

Our engineers and installation crews are ready to go to work your next guardrail or handrail project. Have questions about guardrail or handrail codes or the capabilities of our guardrail system? Ask An Expert Now

OSHA COMPLIANT RAILING FOR ANY APPLICATION

Commercial

Commercial

This versatile railing solution protects ramps, stairs, walkways and virtually any commercial application.

Residential

Residential

When aesthetic railings are needed in residential environments, our modular railing solution looks great without sacrificing functionality.

Municipal

Municipal

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.

ADA Compliant

ADA Compliant

A smooth handrail surface is required by the ADA. Flexible Lifeline Systems offers an entire line of fittings in order to meet this standard.

Stairs

Stairs

FlexGuard system components include special stair fittings that make it possible to angle top rails and mid rails along steeply angled surfaces as needed.

Ramps

Ramps

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°

Pedestrian Guardrail

Pedestrian Guardrail

Protect pedestrians with clean looking modular railing at entrances, exits, curbs, drop offs or any other potential fall hazard.

Offset

Offset

FlexGuard Ground Based railing also features a complete line of offset bases that can attach your railing to the side of a walking surface.

Machinery

Machinery

Highly visible guardrail protects protect workers and machinery from warehouse traffic.

Infill Panels

Infill Panels

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.

Demarcation

Demarcation

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.

And More

And More

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.

Ground Based Guardrail Features & Benefits

Site Assessment

Site Assessment

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

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.

Sturdy Modular Railing

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.

Versatility

Versatility

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.

Cost Effective Guardrail

Cost Effective 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.

Exceeds OSHA Standards

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.

Project Inspection

Project Inspection

Flexible Lifeline Systems provides inspection services to ensure your guardrail system is OSHA compliant after the installation is complete.

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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).

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 walking working 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.

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