SRC - Skylight Guard
Installing an OSHA-compliant guard on rooftop skylights doesn't get any easier than this. The SRC Skylight Guard is simply placed over the top of the skylight. Four rubber-tipped compression bolts secure the guard against the curb of the skylight to hold it in place. There are no mechanical penetrations in the skylight or roof to hold this skylight guard in place. In 10 minutes, you can have this system fully installed.
Don't be fooled by lighter-duty skylight guards on the market. OSHA states that the guard must not deflect sufficiently to touch the lens of the skylight should someone fall on the guard. Our robust construction insures that the guard will not contact the skylight lens under a load condition. In fact, this skylight guard not only meets federal OSHA guidelines — which require a 200 lb. load capacity — but also complies with CalOSHA guidelines, which require guards capable of supporting a 400 lb. load.
When to use this guarding solution:
The SRC Skylight Guard will work great for skylights ranging from 3' x 3' to 7.5' x 10' with a height of up to 30". Smaller skylights would benefit from our Skylight Screens, while larger and taller skylight sizes would benefit from our SRC Mobile Safety Railing systems or SkyView Barrier system.
- No drilling, welding, or mounting required.
- Powder-coated steel construction prevents falls AND prevents breakage of skylight glass.
- One piece design makes installation quick and easy.
- Offers hail protection against large hail stones.
- Custom sizes and colors available.
- Available in galvanized.
OSHA regulations for skylights
Every skylight floor opening and hole shall be guarded by a standard skylight screen or a fixed standard railing on all exposed sides.
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.
Each employee on walking/working surfaces shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more than 6 feet (1.8 m) above lower levels, by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes.
Each employee on a walking/working surface shall be protected from tripping in or stepping into or through holes (including skylights) by covers.
Each employee on a walking/working surface shall be protected from objects falling through holes (including skylights) by covers.