Hilmerson Safety® Awarded Fourth U.S. Patent for Revolutionary Guardrail System
Innovation Designed for Rapid and Simple Guardrail Installation Protects Workers on Job Sites While Saving Contractors Time & Money
Hilmerson Safety® begins 2021 with a big win, earning the 4th patent on its revolutionary construction safety rail solution. The United States Patent & Trademark Office issued the patent on January 5th as USD907253, recognizing the unique design of the system’s dual-post single-anchor baseplate. This patent complements the trio of prior patents that cover other innovative aspects of the lean, construction-grade™ railing system.
The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, now deployed by several construction industry giants across America, offers robust fall protection while saving contractors time and money by reducing guardrail labor and lumber waste.
The idea is simple but powerful. Every 10’ guardrail panel sold equals one tree planted. Since our product launched in 2018, the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ has replaced over 350,000 linear feet of 2x4 lumber
Deb Hilmerson is a 30+ year construction industry veteran. As a respected safety consultant, Hilmerson routinely encountered safety guardrail issues and frustrated contractors. She spent 2-½ years talking with industry-leading contractors, foremen and tradespeople
W.E. O’Neil Construction wanted a robust, OSHA compliant guardrail system to protect workers and trade partners from falls from heights. They were looking for a simple, robust, construction-grade system™ that was easy to install, stack,
Common construction guardrail challenges like undependable wooden guardrails, extensive installation times, difficulty transporting and storing, wastefulness, and financial losses on costly OSHA fines are all combated with the patented Hilmerson Safety Rail System™.
What Our Clients Say
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ is far superior to wood railings: installs quicker, zero material waste, zero time spent on maintenance. Most importantly, our subcontractors report they feel safer working around a stout metal guardrail system vs wood.”
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ is a phenomenal product by the way, we couldn’t be happier!”
TYLER SNELL, SR. SAFETY SPECIALIST, JE DUNN. DENVER, CO
“We were able to install, maintain and remove the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ for about 60% less labor than our traditional handrail. Our biggest benefit is the low maintenance.”
“We love the guardrails and gate Hilmerson installed for us. We can’t say enough about Hilmerson’s hard work and perseverance for perfection!”
ODALYS IBARRA CTE • MANAGER OF CORPORATE SAFETY, LIZ CLAIBORNE, INC.
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ has been absolutely convenient for our project. With the speed of installation and durability of the product we could not ask for more. I hope to never again see the old wood rail system on my sites. The old saying in construction has always been “Never trust a guardrail…”, Well, this system has our site in full trust – it will hold up through the construction activities of our site.”
SAFETY MANAGER, MORTENSON
“Anytime we need expert assistance, they respond immediately. Hilmerson’s staff is professional and knowledgeable.”
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ will alleviate human error during installation process. Very simple to use two bases, two pins, and rails. Product design makes it easier to train new users and increases production on projects. Foreman will spend less time with building guardrails and increase man power in other areas.Compared to other systems your system is a cut above the rest. Especially with the cart station which adds value to keep things organized on the job-site.”
RUSSELL SADLER , MESSER SAFETY - NASHVILLE, TN
“We started using the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ early in the project and was glad to do so. It saved our field force a lot of time and energy. These galvanized steel guardrails have virtually no maintenance vs using a wood rail system which helped reduce a lot of rework and constantly going back to adjust or move them. Super easy, light weight system and looks very professional! Thank you for changing the game when it comes to permanent or temporary guardrail systems.”
BENJAMIN WATSON • SAFETY ENGINEER, MORTENSON
“Looking close at the costs of using wood guardrails we realized we were off in how they were budgeted. We decided to take a Lean approach and reached out to an industry partner to help come up with a a solution that would add, not detract, from the bottom line.”
TAYLOR GUNKEL • SUPERINTENDENT & DESIGN PHASE MANAGER, MORTENSON
“Love it! Simple to use. Learning curve is minimal. We want more!”
SITE SAFETY MANAGER, MCCARTHY
“The rails are great. The sustainable reuse has allowed for these to pay for themselves.”
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER, HEALTHCARE - DENVER, CO.
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ is a hit!We had OSHA onsite for an onsite safety consultation and even they loved them!”
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT , LIFETIME CONSTRUCTION
I can honestly say, your Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ has already saved us substantial time and money while keeping our workers safe. Thank you!
SONNY KAMPER, DIRECTOR OF SITE WORK & UTILITIES, L. KEELEY CONSTRUCTION
“Commercial contractors – If you haven’t heard about this product, you need to. Time saving, waste reducing and looks sharp. Debra Hilmerson is a total spitfire and I am looking forward to watching this company blow up. This is “find a need, fill a ned” in action.”
KRISTINA MAHLER , PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR - BUILDWITT MEDIA GROUP
“The guardrails worked perfectly for what we purchased them for. Thank you so much for the great service and follow-up”.
ERIC GRESHAM, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT WHITING - TURNER
“We’ve used the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ on 2 jobs now and I love it! Fast and Easy install”
Inventor and Hilmerson Safety® CEO, Debra Hilmerson, says,
“I’m grateful for the patent recognition, and most importantly, I’m grateful for the trust and confidence that our customers place in us and in our vision for creating American Made innovations that provide win-win-win solutions for people, planet, and profits.”
About Hilmerson Safety
Hilmerson Safety® is a full-service safety product design and manufacturing company serving the construction industry. Since 2001 Hilmerson Safety® has been working with construction industry leaders and contractors to develop safe, lean, construction-grade™ products and solutions that add to the company’s bottom line.