Roofs are an essential design element of nearly every residential and commercial construction. The main purpose of the roof is to provide shelter to people and protect the interior space from rain, winds, debris, and dust. The design and construction of the roof depend on the type of materials, the weather conditions of the place and whether it is a residential house or commercial building.
The roofs serve different purposes in houses and factories, in houses rooftops are a place where people can go to relax or take a walk to enjoy pleasant weather while roofs in factories and warehouses are used to keep different electronic equipment. In homes, there are stairs through which a person can reach the roofs and also a roof hatch which can be used by placing a ladder.
The roof hatch system provides easy entry and exit from the rooftops particular to workers in factories and warehouses. The workers use the roof hatch to carry out the regular maintenance and repair of HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units, solar panels and electric cables present on the roof of the factory or warehouse. The roof hatch provides considerable convenience to workers to enter and exit the rooftops but an open hatch can cause injury due to fall so it is better to install roof hatch railings.
Kee Hatch Mighty Lite is the aluminum model of Kee Hatch guardrail system which is purposefully designed for safe entry and exit from roof hatch system and provide safety to workers from falling through an open hatch. A safety railing system should be installed to prevent workers from falling over the roof hatch which can cause severe injuries. The Kee hatch railing system acts as a barrier and provides support and stability to the workers who have to enter and exit the roof with their repair tools and accessories.
The modern Kee hatch roof hatch railings feature modular fittings which help in quick and easy installation. The roof hatch railings are made from aluminum which is known to be sturdy, durable and resistant to corrosion. The roof hatch railings are OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certified for safety standards and fall protection. OSHA has many rules which ensure maximum safety and security to the workers. OSHA says that the openings in the roof hatch should be properly protected with railings to prevent injury to workers.
The Kee Hatch Mighty Lite has many numerous advantages and can also be used in conjunction with the Kee Guard roof edge system to provide more durable and convenient fall protection. The roof hatch railings can easily be integrated with the existing ladderways and roof openings. The advantages of roof hatch railings are
- Provide maximum strength for support
- OSHA compliant for safety and fall protection
- Suitable for nearly all types of roof hatches
- The workers can easily grab the rails for support while entering and leaving the roof hatch
- The galvanized finish in the railings is resistant to corrosion
- Has no sharp points or edges which can injure the workers