OSHA Compliant Skylight Fall Protection Covers
Our skylight guards provide cost effective and easy-to-install protection from falls through skylights. Skylight guards that are designed and installed by Flexible Lifeline Systems are OSHA compliant and provide protection against legal liability. Our screen-style skylight covers do not penetrate the roof or skylight curb membranes, thereby maintaining the integrity of the roof warranty. Installation of FLS skylight screens eliminate the inherent danger that exists of falls through unguarded skylights.
Screen-Style Skylight Guards
The standard skylight screen is made from 304 SS wire mesh with stainless steel hardware. Hot dipped galvanized mesh is also available.
The standard guardrail is electro-galvanized pipe. Stainless and aluminum pipe are also available if specific corrosive applications require their use.
Carlisle Syntec, Inc. and Sarnafil, Inc. have approved our system.
OSHA Skylight Requirements
A fall through an unguarded skylight usually results in death or serious injury. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide fall protection as stated in the following regulations:
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.23 Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
(a) (4) Every skylight, floor opening, and hole shall be guarded by a standard skylight screen or fixed standard railing on all exposed sides.
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926.501 Duty to Have Fall Protection
(a) (2) The employer shall determine if the walking/working surfaces on which the employees are to work have the strength and structural integrity to support employees safely. Employees shall be allowed to work on those surfaces only when the surfaces have the requisite strength and structural integrity.
(b) (4) Holes (i) Each employee on walking/working surface shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more than 6 feet above lower levels by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes. (ii) Each employee on walking/working surface shall be protected from tripping or stepping in the holes (including skylights) by covers.
Experts in Skylight Fall Protection
Maximizing the safety provided by skylight screens requires expert planning and installation. As your turnkey fall protection provider, FLS provides one manager with total accountability who will guide your project every step of the way.