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Pre-Packaged Portable Guardrail Kits For Roof Applications

We have just added a new wrinkle to our approach by offering a series of kits that include everything you need to complete your project.  If you are a contractor that is asked to perform lots of work on roofs that do not offer fall protection, we have a LORGUARD™ portable guardrail contractor kit ...

Introducing LORGUARD — The Non-Penetrating, Freestanding Roof Safety Railing System
LORGATE™ – OSHA Compliant Loading Dock Safety Railing

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Portable Guardrail Base Plates: Why Weight Matters

Non-penetrating, free-standing, or portable guardrail is a common solution for roof fall protection applications because it is simple to install and easy to use.  Because most portable guardrail systems look the same–yellow, steel railing sections and weighted base plates—folks often assume the primary differentiating factor between competing systems is price.  Although price is always an important factor, the main differences between guardrail systems are where you might least expect—base plate design. Most guardrail manufacturers suggest that heavier base plates are safer and more secure, but heftier base designs are not always the best option.

Loading Dock Fall Protection

How far does a worker need to fall in order to sustain a serious, or even fatal injury?  And while we are at it, how far does a fork lift need to fall before disaster strikes?  The answers to both of these questions is “not as far as you might think.”  All too often folks make the mistake of thinking fall protection is only a roof issue.  Roof fall protection is an important safety consideration, but remember, the fall hazards present inside most industrial and commercial facilities are serious too.  Loading docks are prime examples.

Common Myths About Roof Guardrail

In our business, we attack fall protection challenges using a hierarchy of controls.  We start by looking at the simplest hazard mitigation strategies before moving on to more complex options.  Prime examples of this approach include eliminating the hazard or applying administrative controls such as training personnel on how to work safely at heights.  When these techniques are insufficient, we begin looking at additional strategies such as passive fall protection, fall restraint, or the use of a fall arrest system.

Investing In Roof Safety

Are you struggling to convince your management team to invest in rooftop guardrail to protect your employees?  The cost of a complete rooftop perimeter rooftop guardrail system (with installation) pales by comparison when compared to the costs associated with a workplace injury or accidental death. ...

Unistrut Seismic Bracing Solutions

Most people know the Unistrut name because it is a go-to resource for Engineers, Contractors, Specifiers, and others. What some don’t know is that we are a global leader in seismic bracing solutions.

 With decades of experience with real-world applications in severe seismic zones, we provide worl...

Rule the Roof: Rooftop Solutions from Unistrut Service Company

Since we first opened our doors in 1940, our customers have relied on Unistrut Service Company for a wide range of solutions for rooftop applications.  In this post, we will look at a handful of ways our products and services make short work of even the most challenging roof applications.

Guardrail vs. Fall Arrest Systems: Choosing the Right Roof Fall Protection System

Fall protection is a must when it comes to ensuring employee safety during rooftop inspection, maintenance, and repair.  In this post we’ll walk through different areas of consideration when choosing the best rooftop fall protection system for your application.

Assuming your goal is protecting workers near a leading edge rather than a rooftop opening (e.g., a roof hatch or skylight), perimeter edge fall protection takes two primary forms:  passive systems, such as guardrail, and fall arrest/fall restraint systems.  Both system styles have pros and cons, so arriving at the “best possible solution” starts with answering some key questions.