3 Frequent Falling Hazards at More Than Two Metres From The Leading Edge

You think you've eliminated the risk of falling on your roof? Just because they are centrally located doesn't mean that certain elements don't pose a risk. Here are three common falling hazard that could occur on your roof.


Access Hatch

Roof access hatches are frequently located more than two metres from the periphery of the roof, sometimes even right in the centre of it. The access hatch, when left open, is a danger to visitors on the roof as it represents a risk of falling 3 m (10') or more. A guardrail for access hatch can be installed quickly and without perforation. Not only will it eliminate the risk of falling in the hatch, but it will also facilitate access to the hatch.



Because they are not designed to support the weight of a person, these architectural elements represent a risk of serious and sometimes fatal falls. These risks are doubled during the winter because these structures are completely covered by snow. To eliminate these risks, the installation of a skylight guardrail is essential. Quickly installed and without perforating the membrane, skylight guardrails are an easy solution to counter the risk of falling.


Different Roof Heights

Different roof heights can be a risk, resulting in an unexpected and insidious fall, especially in winter. Because of snow accumulations, it can be difficult to distinguish the different levels. If an access ladder is used to reach the upper roof level, it must be protected if there is a risk of falling more than 3m (10'). An efficient and safe way to move from one roof level to another is to install prefabricated stairs and crossover platforms.



You want to plan the budgets required for your fall protection or you have concerns about the safety of your employees or subcontractors? Contact us at info@mskcanada.com to schedule an appointment.




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