A safe and effective way to protect the perimeter of your excavation, our guard rail installs to the wall of your shoring system quickly and easily using screw clamps. Reach out to your local United Rentals to configure a trench safety protective system today.
FAQs about Guard Rails
What are guard rails used for?
- When workers are exposed to vertical drops and dangerous excavation projects, installing a guard rail around the hazard helps to protect your employees and the worksite. OSHA requires that fall protection systems be installed when the vertical drops are 6 ft. or greater in depth.
How high should guard rails be?
- The top-edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, must be between 39 and 45 in. above the walking/working level, according to OSHA.
What is the difference between a guardrail and a handrail?
- A handrail is used for the type of support you would see on a walkway or staircase. A guardrail is used to prevent falling from an elevated surface like a balcony or at the entrance of a deep pit or excavation site.