NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The BILCO Company, a subsidiary of AmesburyTruth™, announced the BIL-Guard ® 2.0, the second generation of its top-selling roof hatch safety railing system, is now available for order, with shipments starting Nov. 15. BILCO unveiled the BIL-Guard 2.0 earlier this year at the International Roofing Expo in February, with a target ‘go-to-market’ timetable of Q4.

Stronger and easier to install than its predecessor, the BIL-Guard 2.0 boasts aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system and stainless steel hardware throughout. The product is available with a safety yellow powder-coat finish over the corrosion-resistant aluminum rails.

“Thanks to a complete redesign, the BIL-Guard 2.0 is much stronger and easier to install than the prior version. As part of BILCO’s long tradition of excellence and design innovation, our product development team has delivered a superior product that ensures personal safety when working around roof hatches,” explained Mike Toohey, director of architectural products sales and marketing at BILCO. “The new product is offered at the same price as its predecessor and will fit virtually any size or brand of roof hatch.”

Also compliant with OSHA fall protection standards (29 CFR 1910.23), the BIL-Guard 2.0 features an innovative mounting system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane. The new system is easier to install than prior models, and does not require special training or certification for proper installation. The design features quick-mount curb brackets for a fast, secure attachment and pivoting mounting sleeves with compression fittings to lock the railing system into place. The BIL-Guard 2.0 is also equipped with a standard self-closing gate to maintain continuous fall protection to ensure that OSHA compliance is preserved.

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