Hilmerson Safety™ works with facility managers to survey rooftops and develop a site specific plan to make your roof safe and OSHA compliant. We will survey your facility’s rooftop and assess critical areas to create a comprehensive roof safety plan. Based on your specific needs and challenges, a comprehensive approach may include one or all of the following:
Guardrail Systems, Skylight Protections, Roof Hatch Protections, Ladder Protections (Passive Fall Protection)
Engineered Anchor Points, Horizontal Life Lines, Lanyards, Harnesses, etc. (Active Fall Protection)
Employee Training and Education
Written Rooftop Safety Plan, Roof Access Permitting
Guarding your skylights is not only a best practice, it’s required by OSHA. Hilmerson Safety™ sells and installs cost-effective solutions to provide protection from falls through every type of skylight.
Large Suburban Public School District – Midwest
The facility maintenance team at this public school district is responsible for a long list of building maintenance items. This includes rooftop equipment like roof drains, HVAC units, cameras, satellites, vents, fans, exhaust units, ladder access, roof hatches, etc., many of which are located near dangerous roof edges. The customer had many fall protection challenges on their facility roofs, and school maintenance employees and contractors frequently access rooftops to perform maintenance. Because the customer’s building lacked engineered and certified tie off points there were not many good options for fall protection. This customer was also looking for a non-penetrating solution that would not void the roof warranty or penetrate building façade.
The Hilmerson Safety™ Solution:
The facility maintenance team at this large public school district chose the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ to meet their unique fall protection challenges. By choosing a strategic combination of guardrail panels, weighted bases, and spanners, the facility maintenance team was able to eliminate fall hazards in critical maintenance areas without penetrating the roof or walls and allow their workers and contractors to perform routine maintenance without the burden of tie off and harnesses.
As a result of deploying the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ , the maintenance team at this large public school has mitigated one of the most dangerous hazards in their facility, achieved OSHA compliance, and eliminated the need for active fall protection systems like harnesses and tie off points. Routine maintenance on the rooftop can now be performed safely knowing they are protected by an engineered fall protection system.