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Technical Specifications


 

OSHA COMPLIANCE

  • 1910.28(b)(3)(iv) - "Each employee is protected from falling into a ladderway floor hole or ladderway platform hole by a guardrail system and toeboards erected on all exposed sides, except at the entrance to the hole, where a self-closing gate or an offset must be used."

 

TESTING & CERTIFICATION

  • Tested in accordance with the following (See Specification Section for full details):
    • OSHA
    • ANSI Ontario Building Code, NBC and British Columbia Building Code
    • Canadian Standards Association
    • Canada Occupational Health and Safety
    • EN 13374 Class A
    • EN ISO 14122 Part 3 & Part 4

 

TESTING SPECIFICATIONS

  • OSHA – 200 lb applied to the top rail of the gate and 150 lb on the mid-rail of the gate
  • ANSI – The gate must comply with the same loading requirements as the structure to which it is attached.
  • Ontario Building Code, NBC and British Columbia Building Code – “Handrails and any building element that could be used as handrail shall be designed and attached in such a manner to resist, (a) a concentrated load at any point of not less than 0.9 kN (202 lb) and a uniformly distributed load of 0.7 kN/m (48 lb/ft). OBC and NBC state – “all other guards” – 0.75 kN/m (52 lb/ft) or concentrated load of 1.0 kN (224 lb) applied at any point on top of the guard Evenly distributed vertical load on top of the guard – 1.5 kN/m (103 lb/ft)
  • Canadian Standards Association – 0.9 kN (202 lb), 0.7 kN/m (48 lb/ft) – states “Guard - a protective barrier around an opening in a floor or at the open side of stairs, a landing, balcony, mezzanine, gallery, raised walkway or other location; used to prevent accidental falls from one level to another; such a barrier may or may not have openings through it.”
  • Canada Occupational Health and Safety – 890N applied along top rail (200 lb)
  • IBC – designed to resist linear load of 50 lb/ft
  • EN 13374 Class A
  • EN ISO 14122 Part 3 & Part

 

MATERIALS

  • All steel components galvanized steel to ASTM A53
  • All fixings are hot dipped galvanized to ASTM A53
  • Powder coating to USA-AAMA 2603-2605

 

LIFE CYCLE TESTING

  • BS 6375-2:2009 Clause 6.5 - Opening and closing of Gate through 90 degrees.
  • EN 12400 - Category 4, Moderate Door Use - 50,000 cycles

 

SALT SPRAY TESTING

  • ASTM B117 - 11 - 55 Neutral solution over 200 hours to assess performance of coating to resist corrosion.

 

AESTHETICS

  • The smooth lines of the standard galvanised finish can be further enhanced by the application of powder coating to:
    • USA-AAMA 2603-2605
    • EN 13438

 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION

  • All Systems comply with the following:
    • Work at Height Regulations
    • HSG 33 “Health & Safety in Roof work”
    • HSE Construction Sheet No. 21 “Working on flat roofs protection against falls.”
    • European Union Directives together with requirements of CDM Regulations. USA & Canada.