Roof hatch openings on flat commercial roofs are an important feature in building design. When access to the roof is needed, roof hatch openings are often more convenient than portable or fixed ladders placed on the outside of buildings. Roof hatch openings do pose a fall hazard however when left open when people are up on the roof or left open for ventilation. An open roof hatch is no different than an open hole in the roof or floor through which people frequently fall. In fact, OSHA mandates that these holes be guarded with fall protection systems.
At Safety Rail Company we have the answer to guarding roof hatch openings. Our Roof Hatch guards are completely free-standing systems that fit right over the top of the roof hatch. Our four-piece design is simple to assemble and install, typically completed in thirty minutes or less. Four rubber-tipped compression bolts are tightened against the curb of the roof hatch – that’s it. There are no holes to drill and no holes in the roof hatch or roof are required.
Our Roof Hatch Guard give you other bonuses as well. Each system comes equipped with a 2’ safe landing zone with which personnel can safely step out of the hatch, gain their footing, and then engage the gate. The reverse is true when re-entering the hatch. Our hatch guard also comes standard with grab bars to assist the worker as they climb out of the hatch or climb back into it.
- Four-piece design — minimal assembly required.
- No drilling into hatch or roof.
- Self-closing gate included.
- 24” safe landing zone.
- Built-in grab bars.