To prevent unwanted access to your pharmacy, drug store, hospital, or other medical facility you must keep all roof access hatches locked. In addition, locking a roof hatch while standing on top of a ladder can be extremely dangerous. A simple, permanent solution to improve security and eliminate this safety hazard is to install our NextGen Lift & Lock™ Roof Hatch Opener. This OSHA compliant device allows you to open, close, lock and unlock your hatches without climbing a ladder. Installation takes less than 2 hours. Other products are also available to ensure that accessing your roof is safe and secure.
When personnel are on the roof, OSHA Standards 1910.28 and 1910.29 requires that the open hatchway must be protected by a guardrail and gate. Our KeeHatch Railing System satisfies these Standards. Also, OSHA requires that you always have three points of contact while climbing or standing on a ladder. Locking a roof hatch while clinging to the top of the ladder can be extremely dangerous.
Because entry through the rooftop will not activate perimeter alarms, it is important that your security system includes interior light beams. These beams activate the alarm when perpetrators enter the building. The secured area of the pharmacy, hospital or drug store should also include light beams in case the burglars find a way to drop directly into the pharmacy area from the ceiling.
Also keep in mind that that after November 18, 2036, all fixed ladders must be equipped with a personal fall arrest system or a ladder safety system. Our NextGen SecuRope™ and SecuRail™ satisfy these requirements.
Medical Facilities, Pharmacies, Drug Stores will benefit most from these solutions.