UPVC skylights eliminates the hazard of falls from height on fragile surfaces. This is the preferred method of fall protection should working at height be unavoidable.
This solution is suitable for multiple users at any time, requiring very basic working at height training making it the ideal solution for regular and long duration maintenance at roof level.
The covers, as well as galvanised mesh skylights, are light in weight and fire resistant – suitable to be fixed permanently to all types of new and existing roofs.
UPVC skylights are a simple solution to fatal falls through fragile surfaces. These systems must be inspected by a suitable working at height Specialist Company a minimum of every 12 months.
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On average 7 people each year are killed after falling through a fragile roof or fragile roof light. These accidents usually occur whilst operatives are carrying out routine maintenance activities on roofs of factories and warehouses.
Overtime skylights can become brittle and discoloured, and can even blend in with the surrounding metal profile roof sheets in bright sunlight, further increasing the chance of walking onto the fragile surface.
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company.
UPVC skylight protection systems can be used to protect any fragile surface
UPVC Skylight protection systems are also known as:
skylight screens, skylight guards, skylight protection, fragile surface protection, skylight covers, rooflight covers, rooflight screens, rooflight protection
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
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