Temporary rooftop railing systems are a critical type of fall prevention. They can be completely customized to fit your unique project or rooftop. Guardrails are the perfect passive fall protection system. Let Layher’s temporary rooftop railing system help you in your fall protection plan, to ensure your workplace is the safest it can be. The following is a brief list of the questions you should ask yourself before selecting your roof railing system.

Is it easy to install?

There is no easier temporary roof safety railing system to install than that of Layher’s. We offer the pinnacle of straightforward and simple design. However, if you’ve not chosen Layher you must ask yourself whether what you’ve selected will be difficult to install and what kind of safety measures you need to put in place during the installation process. You certainly should select a system that needs as little times as possible to install,  that is easy to maintain and easy to repair when required.

Is it installed properly?

It might seem like a basic concept, but make sure your temporary system is installed properly, in accordance with your manufacturer’s instructions otherwise you will encounter problems. Ignoring the manufacturer’s guidelines or using the railing system in other ways than it was intended for could mean that you are putting people’s lives in danger. This can be completely avoided. Your installation needs to be handled by a competent team. There is no such thing as “good enough” when it concerns temporary roof safety railing systems. It needs to be done right, exactly as stipulated in the instructions.

Will it be maintained regularly?

Regardless of how long a temporary roof safety railing has been erected, it needs to be checked periodically. It must be properly maintained as well. If you see anything that does not look right, stop using the temporary roof safety railing immediately and call the necessary authorities.

Is it made of a suitable material?

Remember, roof edge protection needs to be able to hold a person’s weight when they lean or fall against it. Materials such as wood or plastic are not necessarily the most suitable choices for temporary roof safety railings.

Is it corrosion-resistant?

Having an anti-corrosion coating on all temporary roof safety railings is critical to ensuring the wellbeing of a roof edge system. Any weak area in your roof edge protection will be considered unsafe for the purpose of protecting workers on the roof. Some products might use regular paint to protect the underlying metal but this can prove insufficient for protection against the elements. The paint coating can easily be damaged and expose the underlying metal.

The alternative is galvanized steel which is what Layher uses at all times with the temporary roof safety railings and all their scaffolding. They are also known for their incredible durability and resistance to corrosion.

Temporary Roof Safety Railing & Layher

From considering people’s safety, to installation time, how your system will affect the roof and its cost, all of these factors can make choosing a safety system for roofs an intimidating process. Yet when you consider the potential negative outcome: a worker getting injured or worse because you chose an unsuitable railing there are a lot of very important factors and consequences regarding your decision. Take the time to do your research and choose the right temporary roof safety railing for your needs.