Danone S.A., a multinational food-products corporation headquartered in Paris, France contacted Safety Rail Source to assist in providing rooftop fall protection for its United States facilities.
Safety Rail Source® surveyed 13 roofs and developed a comprehensive fall protection program that included more than 3,500 linear feet of NextGen 3000® freestanding roof edge railing, 2 pyramid skylight railings, 15 corrugated skylight screens and numerous self-closing gates.
To bring this manufacturing plant into OSHA compliance, the EH&S Manager contacted Safety Rail Source for its expertise to recommend, supply and install proper fall protection solutions. Through on-site visits, satellite images and many discussions with both teams, Safety Rail Source designed, delivered and installed the most cost-effective solution.
JEA needed OSHA compliant roof edge fall protection railing on one of its buildings. The first challenge was to provide a system that would withstand the corrosive environment of the Water Treatment Plant and its deteriorating effect on metal railing. The second challenge was the need to install a free-standing, non-penetrating railing system that would not break the roof membrane.
JEA needed OSHA compliant roof edge fall protection railing to protect HVAC workers. There were 3 areas of concern. The first was that the HVAC equipment was less than 15’ from the roof edge. The second challenge was the corrosive environment and its deteriorating effect on metal railing. The third challenge was the desire to install a free-standing, non-penetrating railing system.
NextGen 3000 OSHA Compliant portable guardrails were purchased by Scaffold Rental Company as a trial. Contractors loved them for their ease of use, light weight and transportability. Over the next 8 months, Scaffold Rental Company purchased about $180,000 ofa NextGen 3000 railing to rent and sell. The additional revenue generated estimated is more than $60,000. So, in addition to satisfying their customers’ needs, Scaffold Rental Company also created a new revenue stream using the NextGen 3000 Railing System.
There is mechanical equipment on the rooftop that is less than 15’ from the roof edge. OSHA mandates fall protection at these points on the roof. Safety Rail Source performed a site visit and determined that the best solution to satisfy OSHA and protect workers was to install the free-standing NextGen 3000® Railing System.
Two vaulted skylights located on the roof of the reception area did not have fall protection. OSHA mandates that all skylights are protected to ensure safe working conditions on the roof. Each skylight measured 77’ x 26’.