Flaherty & Collins – Stonewall at the Riverwalk  
Photo courtesy of David Risner

Anytime workers are exposed to a potential fall hazard, methods of protection should be in place to prevent injuries and accidents.

With the help of guardrails, the use of methods - such as personal fall protection, is not needed. 

When installing guardrails ensure the following:

  • Top rails are placed at 42 in +/- 3, and mid rails are placed halfway between. 
  • In terms of force resistance, ensure top rails can withstand 200 lbs. of outward force and mid rails 150 lbs. of force. 
  • The use of a toe board is not required, unless the potential for falling objects/tools is present. 

These guardrail systems help keep workers safe and returning home!

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