Posted: 1 Jul '20
Working at heights can be dangerous for your workers. Proper training and safety equipment go along way in minimizing the risk of fall related injuries to your employees. Guardrail and handrail installation and rentals are very useful in keeping your workers safe in high places. Contact us to learn more on workplace guardrail installation.
Guardrails and handrails aren’t the same thing, though many guardrails have handrails. Handrails serve to help workers support themselves as they go up and down a ramp or stairways. Guardrails are designed to help prevent someone from falling when working at heights.
You should always install guardrails when working at heights is necessary. These should be used when there is an unprotected edge that can lead to falls. It is good practice to have guardrails installed under the following circumstances:
As you are making considerations for your guardrail and handrail installation and rental, you want to make sure that any load limits are met. Often guardrails will come with a weight limit as to what they can support.
Regardless of what type of guardrail and handrails you use, you want to make sure that you are meeting industry standards. There are some regulatory requirements that you want to be sure are met regarding height and spacing. Make sure to follow manufacturer guidelines or make sure your rentals are following guidelines when installing on your worksite.
MI Safety has everything your need for guardrail and handrail installation and rentals. We design, install, rent, sell and service all types of guardrails. Contact us today for a quote!REQUEST INFO ON OUR COURSES