UCLA Fall Protection - Los Angeles, CA

February 4, 2019

Case Study: University of California, Los Angeles - January 2019

Location: 270 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA, UCLA

Problem Statement: 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.

Problem Resolution: 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 Universal Guardrail. The project consisted of 5 separate railings sections on 3 different roofs.  Four of the roofs were equipped with individual railing runs having 5’ returns at their terminations. The 5th roof was on the mechanical room penthouse and was completely enclosed by railing. Due to its engineered, light-weight design, the bases and railing panels were transported to the roofs by hand. No crane or lift was needed.  UCLA requested that this project act as an installation training session for 8 of its mechanic staff. The training and complete railing installation lasted about half a day.

Installation: Installation Performed by UCLA Mechanics: Installation supervised by Hal Swindell of Safety Rail Source. Jim Schepps, Operations Manage for UCLA was present.