Roof Hatch Rails:
Roof hatch safety rails is a 4-sided rail system with ergonomic hand grip side rails, a self closing gate with no pinch hinges, and integrated ladder extension rails that will hold steady in the event of a slip during ladder use and comply with OSHA standards.
1910.23(a)(1) requires that any hatch, hinged and/or has ladder access, must have either a permanent or removable safety rail. (fines up to $250k)1910.23(a)(2) Every ladderway floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toeboard on all exposed sides (except at entrance to opening), with the passage through the railing either with a swinging gate or sop offset that a person cannot walk directly into the opening.
1910.23(e) “Railing, toe boards, and cover specifications.”
1910.23(e)(1) A standard railing shall consist of top rail, intermediate rail, and posts, and shall have a vertical height of 42 inches nominal from upper surface of top rail to floor, platform, runway, or ramp level. The top rail shall be smooth-surfaced throughout the length of the railing. The intermediate rail shall be approximately halfway between the top rail and the floor, platform, runway, or ramp. The ends of the rails shall not overhang the terminal posts except where such overhang does not constitute a projection hazard.
1910.23(e)(2) A stair railing shall be of construction similar to a standard railing but the vertical height shall be not more than 34 inches nor less than 30 inches from upper surface of top rail to surface of tread in line with face of riser at forward edge of tread.1910.23(e)(3)(ii) For pipe railings, posts and top and intermediate railings shall be at least 1 1/2 inches nominal diameter with posts spaced not more than 8 feet on centers.
1910.23(e)(5)(ii) The height of handrails shall be not more than 34 inches nor less than 30 inches from upper surface of handrail to surface of tread in line with face of riser or to surface of ramp.
1910.23(e)(5)(iv) The mounting of handrails shall be such that the completed structure is capable of withstanding a load of at least 200 pounds applied in any direction at any point on the rail.
1910.23(e)(8) Skylight screens shall be of such construction and mounting that they are capable of withstanding a load of at least 200 pounds applied perpendicularly at any one area on the screen. They shall also be of such construction and mounting that under ordinary loads or impacts, they will not deflect downward sufficiently to break the glass below them. The construction shall be of grillwork with openings not more than 4 inches long or of slatwork with openings not more than 2 inches wide with length unrestricted.
Hands Free Power Hatch Lift
The Hands Free Power Hatch Lift automatically locks/unlocks, opens/closes and latches the hatch door when a user programmed code is correctly entered into the standard keypad. The user’s name, time and duration of access are tracked, increasing safety and security.
The eco-friendly solar powered hatch lift works with any roof hatch size and is designed to lift up to 500 pounds. (110v available if electrical outlet within 6ft.)