Product Focus: Roofing Safety Equipment
Fixed Railing System • The Bilco Company
The BIL-Guard Hatch Railing System is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection for hatch openings. Constructed of a durable fiber reinforced polymer material, it mounts directly to the cap flashing of any brand of roof hatch. It utilizes an innovative attachment system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane, and the attachment system features a quick-mount bracket for fast, secure attachment and a pivoting mounting sleeve for added installation flexibility. For more information, visit www.bilco.com.
Rope Adjuster • Capital Safety
Capital Safety has introduced its DBI-SALA® Rope Adjuster with Lanyard. It is a manual synthetic rope grab adjuster with a 3-foot (0.9 m) EZ-Stop™ shock absorbing lanyard for use on a 5/8-inch (16 mm) rope lifeline. The product features a manual design that allows the user to fix in place, is ideal for work positioning or restraint, and installs at the top or bottom of the lifeline. The cam locking system is engaged unless manually released to move up or down the lifeline. The aluminum body with a plated steel anchorage ring and stainless steel fasteners are durable and lightweight with corrosion-resistant construction. For more information, visit www.capitalsafety.com.
Residential Fall Protection Anchor • Qualcraft Industries
Qualcraft Industries, a division of Guardian Fall Protection, has released HitchClip™ — a versatile residential fall protection anchor. Made from extremely durable and lightweight powder-coated aluminum, it is quick and easy to install, and it functions as a permanent anchor point. The HitchClip comes in black, gray or brown, and its sleek design allows it to easily blend in with nearly any roof. Its unique and patented keyhole connection point allows it to be used as a standard fall protection anchor and in combination with numerous attachment accessories. For more information, visit www.qualcraft.com.
Roof Hatch Grab Bars • LadderPort
LadderPort Roof Hatch Grab Bars are designed to make roof hatches more safe and comfortable. Made of heavy gauge steel, interior coated with rust prohibitive, primed and powder coated, the grab bars are durable with no moving parts to fail. Adjustable to fit hatches 30 to 48 inches, they are easy to install on many different hatches. Drill bits and mounting hardware are included. The product meets OSHA Regulation 1910.27(d)(3) and is made in the USA. For more information, visit www.ladderport.com.
Horizontal Lifeline Kit • Miller Fall Protection
The innovative, energy-absorbing qualities of Miller ShockFusion™ Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) roof systems are now available to those who want a do-it-yourself installation kit. The new kits are available for simple, straight line configurations and are designed to minimize deflection in the lifeline while effectively managing system forces to maintain a safe connection to a variety of roof structures. Visit the easy-to-use ShockFusion Kit Selection Guide online to determine components required for unique applications, request a quote and download a summary of the kit. Access it any time, any place from desktop, smart phone or tablet. For more information, visit www.millerfallprotection.com/shockfusionkits.
Warning Line System • Quicksilver Engineering
SpeedStand warning line system makes protecting workers from falls quick and easy. Compact, one-piece stands transport easily and set up instantly. These durable steel stands are 40 feet apart and meet OSHA requirements. There is also a model for use on standing seam metal roofs. This product has been in the industry for 16 years. For more information, visit www.qe-1.com.
Safety Equipment • Triangle Fastener Corp.
Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) carries a wide selection of contractor supplies designed for the professional contractor. We stock a full line of fall protection equipment specifically for the metal roofing industry. We can supply all of your jobsite needs with high-quality products from any of our 24 locations. Please contact the nearest TFC location to select from a variety of safety equipment to meet your needs. For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.
Skylight Screens • Safety Rail Source
Protect your people from falls through domed, corrugated and standing seam skylights with quality screens by Safety Rail Source. The screens are easy to install with no roofing penetrations. The company can design a railing system for special skylights and offers jobsite visits. The screens can also be made with stainless steel. For more information, visit www.safetyrailsource.com.
Steep-Slope Guardrail • Tie Down Engineering
Make your next residential roofing job safer with Tie Down’s Steep-Slope Guardrail. A unique design features convenient a handle for transporting to the jobsite. Adjustable rail brackets allow for easy and fast attachment of two by fours (not included). The product is lightweight and easy to install. The brackets have five adjustable pitch positions from 4/12 to 16/12 — simply remove and tighten the wing nut into the corresponding angle. Extra wing nut and bolt attached. Maximum spacing is 8 feet. Complies with OSHA standards. For more information, visit www.tiedown.com.
Eyewear • Honeywell Safety Products
Uvex Hypershock™ safety eyewear combines premium sport-inspired style and best-in-class lens performance for maximum appeal and protection. Available in Matte Black, Smoke Brown or Ice Clear, the eyewear’s wraparound frame delivers superior coverage, while 10 lens tints offer versatility for indoor and outdoor applications alike. High-performance Uvextreme Plus® lens coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses. Uvex Hypershock meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard and is 100 percent dielectric. For more information, visit www.uvex.us.
Perimeter Clamp System • Garlock Safety Systems
This new Perimeter Clamp System is OSHA compliant and provides fast, safe fall protection for parapet wall applications. One person can set up the system without tools. Installation is enhanced with an ergonomically designed tensioning handle that allows secure tightening by hand on parapet or flat-edge walls with widths from 8 to 24 inches. Large pads assure stable support for 42-inch-tall stanchions manufactured from 1.25-inch steel tubing. The stanchions are powder coated and accommodate standard two-by-four wooden rails. Recommended spacing is 6 feet with 8-foot spacing maximum. Units are sold in pairs with one clamp and one stanchion. For more information, visit www.garlocksafetysystems.com.