Overview: Since 1959, Garlock Safety Systems has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of quality roofing equipment for the commercial flat-industrial roofing market. Located in Plymouth, Minnesota, Garlock’s 77,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility features a highly skilled workforce utilizing many of the latest technology based machining centers used in the manufacture of our products. Garlock has also been recognized as the leading innovator of industrial tools that roofing contractors use every day to build their business and protect their client’s building assets.
In 1980, one such product innovation led to the development of the Railguard 200 Portable Railing System. Originally developed to protect roofers working on commercial projects, the Railguard 200 product line quickly evolved into a multi-faceted, cross-functional product that is used throughout industrial plants and commercial facilities around the world. The Railguard 200 system is a completely free-standing guardrail system that meets or exceeds all OSHA requirements for fall protection railings. There are no tools or fasteners required or holes to drill. The system sets up virtually in minutes with the strength and security that a 200 lb. man can’t budge. Multiple railing lengths are available along with swinging gates, transport carts, custom paint colors and finishes. With multiple uses like roof edge protection and skylight guarding, to roof hatch and machine guarding, to dock door protection and maintenance work and more, the Railguard 200 system is a versatile low-cost product no facility should be without.
Over the years, the Railguard 200 Portable Railing System has helped prevent countless accidents and fatalities in the commercial arena. Our products are used by the biggest names in industry like General Motors, IBM, US Steel to name a few and also on the biggest jobsites like The Big Dig - Boston, Hoover Dam – Nevada, Empire State Building – New York. For customer service, the Railguard 200 product line is backed by a nation-wide distribution network that stocks and services what they sell. Railguard 200 is the only name you need to protect people that access you facility or jobsites from hazardous situations. Thousands of companies before you have trusted the Railguard 200 name – why shouldn’t you? Give us a call today.
Indoors and outdoors, a guard rail adds protection for your workers and productivity. Fall protection and machine guarding can protect your bottom line. Railguard 200 is the preferred OSHA compliant guard rail system that is easily configured to your changing needs. Rails come in three sizes and formats, a variety of connection options are available, gate options add flexibility, and transport carts make portability a pleasure. Contact Railguard 200 with any guard rail question and our experts will assist you.
Roofers’ want the safety assurance of Railguard 200 roof guard rails. Roof edge protection is not only essential it is mandated when people are working near the roof edge. Railguard 200 qualifies as a Motion Stopping Safety System and can be used right on the roof edge for effective fall protection.
Industrial safety demands barriers to guard hazardous equipment and materials, guard rails to protect against falls from equipment, mezzanines, stairs and platforms. Machine guarding with the Railguard 200 system is easy. No holes to drill, reconfigures easily, set it up – take it down in minutes.
Prevent frequent falls from loading docks. Railguard 200 Gate Kits span a standard 8’ dock door. Link systems together to guard a whole row of docks. Railguard enhances loading dock safety and is OSHA compliant.
Eliminate hazardous construction falls from elevated structures: Rail guard 200 is easily repositioned as work progresses. The best OSHA compliant, non-penetrating solution for construction site fall protection. Use for leading edge work, elevator shafts, stairwells, service panels, roof edge, HVAC work, excavations and crowd control.
Railguard 200 enhances public safety. Easily set up hundreds of feet of protective railing barriers in an hour. For maximum resistance we will install non-slip rubber pads on the bottom of the base plates for your safety barriers. Versatile crowd control stanchions are fast and easy to set up and take down and are much more resistive to movement than other railing styles.
Railguard 200 Skylight Kits are the best non-penetrating solution to skylight protection there is. Our skylight kits have four rails and bases. Just tell us the O.D. of your skylight and we’ll do the rest. Railguard 200 is OSHA compliant for skylight safety.
Roof hatch safety starts with Railguard 200. Roof opening protection is available in kits to fit Roof Hatches, Scuttle Openings, Stairway Hatches and Equipment Hatches. Kits come with swinging gates. Just tell us the O.D. of your hatch and we’ll do the rest. Our roof hatch protection kits are OSHA compliant.
Protect your employees and visitors from dangerous situations with easy to use, portable Guardian Warning Lines. Each Guardian Warning Line System includes (3) stanchions and 100' of nylon corded line and flags. System acts as a visual warning, sets up in minutes and is OSHA compliant.
To meet OSHA regulations the Railguard 200 must be able to withstand 200 lbs. of force applied at any point horizontally or vertically along the railing. The picture below illustrates the minimum setup required to meet OSHA regulations 1910.23 and 1926.500-03 for fall protection.
A. 5' Outrigger System
B. Danger Side Railings
C. Extra Base Plate
D. Quick Pin
Manufacturers Rules for Proper Setup of the Railguard 200 System:
(Be sure to consult manufacturer’s complete instruction manual before installing this system.)
1. A Railguard 200 System is defined as (1) Rail, (1) Base and (2) pins.
2. You can utilize as many (B) Danger Side rail systems hooked together as you need. These sections are available in standard sizes of 5', 7'6", and 10' lengths.
3. At each end of the (B) Danger Side railing run, install a 5' Outrigger system 90º away from danger side to properly support the end Danger Side railing.
4. No matter how many systems you order, you will always need to order (1) extra base to complete the system. (The only exception is if you are forming an enclosed square or rectangle in which case the extra base is not required.)
5. Install Quick Pins to secure system components. Install a wood 2 x 4 toeboard if there is danger to personnel below due to falling materials.
The LedgeGuard Mezzanine Gate is the best solution yet for guarding hazardous elevated platforms.
Innovation design insures that one gate is always closed to protect workers during pallet loading
and unloading operations.