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Garlock Turbo-Rail Fall Protection Railing Assembly Instructions

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

Note: Before you begin to assemble the Turbo-Rail fall protection railing, it is important to read all safety warnings and information in the Garlock Turbo-Rail Operator’s Instruction Manual carefully. 

The Garlock Turbo-Rail fall protection railing system creates a sturdy perimeter that prevents accidents while working near roof edges. The Turbo-Rail is OSHA-compliant and does not need to be bolted to the roof deck.

The following instructions will walk you through how to install a Garlock Turbo-Rail fall protection railing system to a parapet wall. These instructions were written using information from the Turbo-Rail manual and from Hy-Tech professionals.

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Topics: Garlock, Roofing Safety, Fall Protection

How to Prepare Your Garlock Turbo-Rail Fall Protection Railing for Hoisting

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

To keep roofing crews safe, all roofing job sites must have a fall protection railing in place. The Garlock Turbo-Rail fall protection railing provides comprehensive, OSHA-approved protection around the entire perimeter of a roof edge. It installs quickly and easily by clamping on to a parapet or slab floor. 

In this post, we’ll look at how to prepare the Garlock Turbo-Rail for transport and hoisting to your roof deck. If you need instructions on how to install the Turbo-Rail along a roof edge, check out these assembly instructions for the Garlock Turbo-Rail Fall Protection System.

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Topics: Garlock, Roofing Safety, Fall Protection

Garlock Life-Link: How to Set Up the Multi-Man Fall Protection Cart

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

The Garlock Life-Link Cart is a roofing fall protection system for up to 3 contractors working at or near a roof edge. It is only intended for work performed on flat, level roofs with a maximum pitch of 0.5 in. over 12 in. (0.5:12).

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Topics: Garlock, Roofing Safety, Fall Protection

Commercial Roofing Fall-Protection Equipment Checklist

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

 

Workplace accidents happen. However, when your workplace is multiple stories above the ground—as is the case for many roofing professionals—injuries can be much more severe. For this reason, special safeguards are needed to protect rooftop workers and minimize accidents and injuries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fall protection regulations in place that all construction workplaces must meet. These requirements are designed to prevent workers from falling off overhead platforms or elevated workspaces, and compliance often requires purpose-built equipment.

To ensure your roofing employees are safe, we’ve put together the following checklist of commercial roofing fall-protection equipment.

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Topics: Roofing Safety

Develop a Fall Rescue Plan that is Safe and Compliant

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

Fall rescue plans protect your employees from dangerous falls by helping to ensure:

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Topics: Roofing Safety, Fall Protection

Commercial Roofing Fall Protection Guide: How to Stay OSHA-Compliant

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

In-depth look at commercial roofing OSHA regulations and the fall protection equipment needed to stay safe and compliant.

In the construction industry, falls are the number one cause of death—killing on average 150 to 200 people each year. Most of these falls occur from scaffolds and roofs. 

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Topics: Garlock, Roofing Safety, Fall Protection

3 Advantages of the Garlock Turbo-Rail Fall Protection System

Posted by Hy-Tech Roof

Just as you would invest in a roof cutter to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tear-off projects, an investment in the right fall protection system keeps contractors safe while improving efficiency, preserving roofing substrates and maintaining a professional, clean job site.

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Topics: Roofing Safety, Fall Protection