SafePro Safety Products recently announced the redesign of its Roof Hatch Safety Rail with contractor input to help property owners create code-compliant rooftop access and ensure worker safety. 

Utah-based SafePro’s flagship product, the Roof Hatch Safety Rail, is a leading passive fall protection solution that has updated its design to reduce packaging dimensions and make single-worker installation possible, the company said in a release.

SafePro_Safety Rail_Article Art.jpgTouting its four-sided design and self-closing gate, SafePro says its Roof Hatch Safety Rail uses patented geometry to incorporate a two-rung ladder extension that enables building owners to comply with both fall protection and fixed ladder standards.

The Roof Hatch Safety Rail is available in universal and common sizes. Custom configurations are available; a quote guide is on the company’s website

Highlighting the redesign, SafePro said when contractors select a passive safety solution like a simple guardrail system, they may overlook the need for a self-closing gate that meets load requirements. Additionally, fixed ladder standards require a 42-inch extension to aid worker access and egress. SafePro notes that the Roof Hatch Safety Rail design addresses these concerns in one product. 

“The SafePro Roof Hatch Safety Rail ends up being far more cost-effective for building owners, providing simplified compliance and peace of mind,” said Kevin Kelpe, a safety educator from Diversified Fall Protection. “When building owners ask me what investment creates the greatest return to hazard reduction on the roof, I always start with the hatch.” 

SafePro said it solicited input from roofing contractors to improve worker safety. It noted how the company has trained “…many roofing teams on hazard assessment and equipment installation that can be completed while on-site for other work,” adding that the team behind the Hatch Rail had this in mind. 

“The new design has reduced packaging dimensions by 40% for common sizes, saving space and shipping costs for contractors that wish to keep a few in stock,” said Colt Sargent, a fall protection specialist and engineer who worked on the project. “Our goal is to provide fall protection partnership for life — for contractors, employers and end users alike.”  

For more information about the Roof Hatch Safety Rail, visit safeprosafety.com.