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SECTION 05520
HANDRAILS AND RAILINGS
 
 
Copyright 2016 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** FIXFAST USA; Handrails and Railings.
This section is based on the products of FIXFAST USA, which is located at:
6210 S. Indianapolis Rd.
Whitestown, IN 46075.
Tel: (317) 769-7710.
Fax: (317) 769-5560.
Email: info@fixfastusa.com
Web: www.fixfastusa.com .
FIXFAST USA - Providing maximum safety with minimum fuss to workers at height.
Our extensive range of safe access products and fall protection systems are designed for industrial, commercial and residential applications. In particular, our focus has been providing temporary and permanent fall protection solutions and access equipment for the rooftop environment. FIXFAST has expanded to offer products and systems for a wide variety of applications. These applications include systems for railcars, trucks, aircraft, large vehicles and many more.
We back up our comprehensive product range with first class customer service. As a company, we have always gone that extra mile to ensure absolute customer satisfaction. Every member of our technical customer service team has been extensively trained, to ensure that you receive the best possible advice, care and completely up to date product information.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Modular aluminum railings for roof edge fall protection for top mount and wall mount applications. (KATTSAFE GW31)
B.
Modular aluminum railings for roof edge fall protection for metal roofing. (KATTSAFE GW32)
C.
Free-standing, non-penetrating modular aluminum railings for roof edge fall protection for membrane roofing. (KATTSAFE GW34)
D.
Free-standing, non-penetrating permanent warning line system for metal roofing. (KATTSAFE)
E.
Free-standing, non-penetrating permanent warning line system for membrane roofing. (KATTSAFE)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05500 - Metal Fabrications: Associated metal supports.
B.
Section 07411 - Metal Roof Panels: Coordination of roof edge protection installation.
C.
Section 07500 - Membrane Roofing: Coordination of roof edge protection installation.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
1.
ANSI A21.l - Safety Requirements for Floor and Wall Openings, Railings and Toe Boards.
B.
ASTM International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM F593 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs.
2.
ASTM F606/F606M Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators and Rivets.
C.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
1.
29 CFR 1910.23 - Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes.
2.
29 CFR 1926.502 - Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Shop Drawings: Provide plan, section, elevation and perspective view drawings as necessary to depict appropriate installation procedures including location, mounting, attachment, and penetration flashing as applicable.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: All primary products specified in this section will be supplied by a single manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience.
B.
Installer Qualifications: All products listed in this section are to be installed by a single installer with a minimum of five years demonstrated experience in installing products of the same type and scope as specified.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
C.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
3.
Rebuild mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation. Protect all components off the ground, away from standing water on a hard, level surface.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
A.
Field Measurements: Where handrails and railings are indicated to fit to other construction, check actual dimensions of other construction by accurate field measurements before fabrication.
B.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Warranty: At project closeout, submit an executed copy of the manufacturer's five year standard limited warranty against manufacturing defect, outlining its terms, conditions, and exclusions from coverage.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: FIXFAST USA, which is located at: 6210 S. Indianapolis Rd.; Whitestown, IN 46075; Tel: 317-769-7710; Fax: 317-769-5560; Email: request info (info@fixfastusa.com); Web: www.fixfastusa.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
2.2
MODULAR ALUMINUM RAILINGS FOR ROOF EDGE FALL PROTECTION FOR MEMBRANE ROOFING
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
A.
Basis of Design: KATTSAFE GW31 Series by FIXFAST USA. Modular roof edge protection aluminum guardrail system for top mount and wall mount applications utilizing top-railing, mid-railing, posts, splice joins, bracing and hardware.
1.
Standards compliance:
a.
ANSI A21.l: Railings and Toe Boards.
b.
Top and mid rail: OSHA standards - 29 CFR 1910.23 (a)(2).
c.
Structural Load: OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926.502. 200 lbs. (90.7 kg), minimum, in any direction to all components.
2.
Height: 42 inches (1067 mm), minimum.
3.
Railings: Distance between top rail and mid rail cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm). Distance between mid rail and walking surface cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm).
a.
Top rail: 2 inch (51 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum tubing, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
b.
Mid rail: 1-5/8 inch (41 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum, mill finish tubing, free of sharp edges and snag points. Distance between top rail/mid rail and mid rail/walking surface cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm).
4.
Mounting posts: 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 inch thick (57 x 38 x 3 mm thick). high tensile aluminum rectangular hollow section, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
5.
Splice Joins: Connecting the top and mid rails together in a continuous railing system free of sharp edges and snag points.
6.
Adjustable Elbows: Accommodating angles and elevation changes.
7.
Connecting Hardware: ASTM F593-13a and ASTM F606/F606M-14a. 304 stainless steel. Includes fasteners, rivets (where required) and anchors.
8.
Accessories:
a.
Toe board.
b.
Parapet bracket for wall mount GW31 guardrail.
c.
Finish Rail Kit (Closed D-loop kit for end of guardrail systems).
d.
Self-Closing Gate.
2.3
MODULAR ALUMINUM RAILINGS FOR ROOF EDGE FALL PROTECTION FOR METAL ROOFING
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
A.
Basis of Design: KATTSAFE GW32 Series by FIXFAST USA. Modular roof edge protection aluminum guardrail system for metal roof and standing seam roof applications utilizing top-railing, mid-railing, posts, splice joins, bracing and hardware.
1.
Standards compliance:
a.
ANSI A21.l: Railings and Toe Boards.
b.
Top and mid rail: OSHA standards - 29 CFR 1910.23 (a)(2).
c.
Structural Load: OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926.502. 200 lbs. (90.7 kg), minimum, in any direction to all components.
2.
Height: 42 inches (1067 mm), minimum.
3.
Railings: Distance between top rail and mid rail cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm). Distance between mid rail and walking surface cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm).
a.
Top rail: 2 inch (51 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum tubing, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
b.
Mid rail: 1-5/8 inch (41 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum, mill finish tubing, free of sharp edges and snag points.
4.
Mounting posts: 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 inch thick (57 x 38 x 3 mm thick). high tensile aluminum rectangular hollow section, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
5.
Splice Joins: Connecting the top and mid rails together in a continuous railing system free of sharp edges and snag points.
6.
Adjustable Elbows: Accommodating angles and elevation changes.
7.
Connecting Hardware: ASTM F593-13a and ASTM F606/F606M-14a. 304 stainless steel. Includes fasteners, and anchors.
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
a.
Rivets: 305 stainless steel.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Aluminum rivets may be used in certain situation. Refer to product literature or contact an authorized manufacturer's representative for more information. Delete if not required.
 
b.
Rivets: Aluminum; 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Applies to standing seam roofs. Delete if not required.
 
c.
Non-penetrating clamps: Aluminum.
8.
Accessories:
a.
Toe board.
b.
Finish Rails (Closed D-loop kit for end of guardrail systems).
c.
Self-Closing Gate.
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.4
FREE-STANDING, NON-PENETRATING MODULAR ALUMINUM RAILINGS FOR ROOF EDGE FALL PROTECTION FOR MEMBRANE ROOFING
A.
Basis of Design: KATTSAFE GW34 Series by FIXFAST USA. Modular, free-standing, non-penetrating roof edge protection aluminum guardrail system for built-up and membrane roof applications utilizing top-railing, mid-railing, posts, weighted bases, splice joins, bracing and hardware.
1.
Standards compliance:
a.
ANSI A21.l: Railings and Toe Boards.
b.
Top and mid rail: OSHA standards - 29 CFR 1910.23 (a)(2).
c.
Structural Load: OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926.502. 200 lbs. (90.7 kg), minimum, in any direction to all components.
2.
Height: 42 inches (1067 mm), minimum.
3.
Railings: Distance between top rail and mid rail cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm). Distance between mid rail and walking surface cannot exceed 19 inches (483 mm).
a.
Top rail: 2 inch (51 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum tubing, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
b.
Mid rail: 1-5/8 inch (41 mm) O.D. high tensile aluminum, mill finish tubing, free of sharp edges and snag points. Distance between top rail/mid rail and mid rail/walking surface cannot exceed 19 inches
4.
Mounting posts: 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 inch thick (57 x 38 x 3 mm thick). high tensile aluminum rectangular hollow section, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points.
5.
Weighted Bases (H x W x L): 5/8 x 23 x 23 inches (16 x 584 x 584 mm) hot rolled galvanized steel. .
a.
Pre-tapped holes for post mounting.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Recommended but not supplied by manufacturer. Delete if not required.
 
b.
Membrane protection under base.
6.
Splice Joins: Connecting the top and mid rails together in a continuous railing system free of sharp edges and snag points.
7.
Adjustable Elbows: Accommodating angles and elevation changes.
8.
Connecting Hardware: ASTM F593-13a and ASTM F606/F606M-14a. 304 stainless steel. Includes fasteners, rivets (where required) and anchors.
9.
Accessories:
a.
Toe board.
b.
Finish Rail Kit (Closed D-loop kit for end of guardrail systems).
c.
Self-Closing Gate.
 
2.4 **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.5
FREE-STANDING NON-PENETRATING PERMANENT WARNING LINE SYSTEM FOR METAL ROOFING
A.
Basis of Design: KATTSAFE by FIXFAST USA. Permanent modular non-penetrating warning line system for metal and standing seam roof applications utilizing posts, mounting bases, galvanized plastic coated cable, warning flags, and hardware.
1.
Standards compliance: OSHA Code 1926.502(f)(2)(iii); erected not less than 6 feet (1.8 m) from the roof edge. Resists, without tipping over, a force of at least 16 pounds (71 N) applied horizontally against the stanchion.
2.
Mounting posts: 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 inch thick (57 x 38 x 3 mm thick).high tensile aluminum rectangular hollow section, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points. Post height: 39 inches (991 mm). Mounts to metal roof mounting base with stainless steel hardware.
3.
Metal Roof Mounting Bases (H x W x L): 5/8 x 26 x 16-1/4 inches, (16 x 660 x 413 mm) aluminum 5000 series. Pre-drilled holes for post mounting.
4.
Cable: 3/16 inch (5 mm) galvanized aircraft cable: vinyl coated with aluminum crimped termination sleeves
5.
Flags: Aluminum sheet with ' Warning' stamp. Powder coated safety yellow.
6.
Flag location: Located every 6 feet (1.83 m) with aluminum sleeve to maintain 6 feet (1.83 m) spacing
7.
Connecting Hardware: ASTM F593-13a and ASTM F606/F606M-14a. 304 stainless steel. Includes fasteners, and anchors.
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
a.
Rivets: 305 stainless steel.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Aluminum rivets may be used in certain situation. Refer to product literature or contact an authorized manufacturer's representative for more information. Delete if not required.
 
b.
Rivets: Aluminum; 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Applies to standing seam roofs. Delete if not required.
 
c.
Non-penetrating clamps: Aluminum.
 
**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.6
FREE-STANDING NON-PENETRATING PERMANENT WARNING LINE SYSTEM FOR MEMBRANE ROOFING
A.
Basis of Design: KATTSAFE by FIXFAST USA. Permanent, modular non-penetrating warning line system for built-up and membrane roof applications utilizing posts, weighted bases, galvanized plastic coated cable, warning signs and hardware.
1.
Compliance: OSHA Code 1926.502(f)(2)(iii); erected not less than 6 feet (1.8 m) from the roof edge. Resists, without tipping over, a force of at least 16 pounds (71 N) applied horizontally against the stanchion.
2.
Mounting posts: 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 inch thick (57 x 38 x 3 mm thick). high tensile aluminum rectangular hollow section, mill finish, free of sharp edges and snag points. Post height: 39 inches (991 mm). Mounts to weighted base with stainless steel hardware.
3.
Weighted Bases (H x W x L): 5/8 x 23 x 23 inches (16 x 584 x 584 mm) hot rolled galvanized steel.
a.
Pre-tapped holes for post mounting.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Recommended but not supplied by manufacturer. Delete if not required.
 
b.
Membrane protection under base.
4.
Cable: 3/16 inch (5 mm) galvanized aircraft cable: vinyl coated with aluminum crimped termination sleeves
5.
Flags: Aluminum sheet with ' Warning' stamp. Powder coated safety yellow.
6.
Flag location: Located every 6 feet (1.83 m) with aluminum sleeve to maintain 6 feet (1.83 m) spacing
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION