The Importance of Proper Guardrails & Handrails

From Unistrut Rooftop Walkways to raised secured storage areas, few installations are more vital for your facility than guardrails and handrails. While you might be tempted to overlook these additions for your platforms and stairways, there is no denying that workplace falls continue to be a leading cause of injury for many workers. By installing guardrails and handrails, you can eliminate this risk from your facility.

OHSA Industry Regulations state that a guardrail should typically range between 42 and 44 inches in height (though shorter and taller rails are sometimes allowed). While mid-rails aren’t necessarily a requirement, they are strongly recommended for secured storage shelving and other locations where a loose object could go under the top rail, fall, and land on someone below.

By installing handrails along your Unistrut Rooftop Walkways and other platforms, your workers will have peace of mind knowing that they won’t suffer a serious injury if they trip or lose their balance. Likewise, your valuable equipment will be protected as guardrails and handrails keep them from falling.

Best of all, our guardrail and handrail options are designed with the industrial workplace in mind. In addition to adhering to OHSA Standards, they are constructed with durable materials that can even withstand accidental impacts from moving facility equipment. With this simple addition, your workplace will become significantly safer.