Fall Protection

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Velux offers fall protection for their domed skylights.

I just read an article again this week about a roofer falling through a skylight to his death. Fall protection is very important for saving lives. Below is information released by Velux recently:

Fall protection was established by OSHA to provide a safe and healthful working environment for men and women, and to limit falls from employees or tools from heights of 6’ or greater. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.23 requires that skylights or skylight screens be capable of withstanding a load of 200 pounds applied perpendicular at any one area of the screen or skylight.

VELUX uses high quality acrylic for CAP and CM skylights, making these products OSHA compliant right out of the box. VELUX also manufactures skylights using polycarbonate material giving these OSHA compliant products an even higher safety rating. Strenuous testing has been performed on custom sizes 4’ x 4’, 4’ x 8’ and 6’ x 6’ to assure widespread compliance with OSHA’s fall protection guidelines.

Exterior fall protection screens

For applications where screens are specified, VELUX offers a unique screen system that provides fall protection without damaging your skylight. Other applications require the screen to be fastened into the skylight frame increasing the risk of leaks. VELUX utilizes a special retaining bar that locks to the unit at the corners thus keeping the screen from damaging the integrity of the skylight.

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