METALS, INC. Rooftop Walkway System
specifications manual, OSHA safety references, and assembly guide
Description: non-slip plank grating walkways, in either 2 or 3 foot wide by 6 foot long sections. Sections attach to one another either in-line or perpendicularly. Simple nut and bolt assembly. Grating planks supplied pre-cut along with a full kit of accessories that include connection bars, nuts and bolts.
Metals, Inc. Rooftops Walkways are designed for post construction use, to access areas for maintenance. Examples include walkway access to: HVAC maintenance and rooftop vent/exhaust fan maintenance.
- Compatible with all roof tops
- Not recommended on roofs sloping more than 9.5 degrees (cannot exceed 2:12 roof slope). Seam height cannot exceed 5.625 inches, and standing seam ‘trough’ width must be a minimum of 10 inches.
- Low-sloped roofs is defined by: Low slope roof – 4:12 slope (18 degrees) or less.
- 501(b)(10) – Fall protection requirements
“Roofing work on Low-slope roofs.” Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this section, each employee engaged in roofing activities on low-slope roofs, with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, or a combination of warning line system and guardrail system, warning line system and safety net system, or warning line system and personal fall arrest system, or warning line system and safety monitoring system. Or, on roofs 50-feet (15.25 m) or less in width (see Appendix A to subpart M of this part), the use of a safety monitoring system alone [i.e. without the warning line system] is permitted.
No connected handrail (to Metals Rooftop Walkway System) is required unless a there is a fall hazard directly under walkway. Also, independent handrail protection must be in place with warning lines 15 feet or more from the roof edge (or nearest of a hole). Refer to OSHA 1926.502(b). Connected handrail to walkway system is optional and recommended where roof slope is greater than 5 degrees. Handrail height is 42 inches and has a supporting mid rail. Attaches to side of walkways as well as ends desiring to ‘cap off’ dead-end areas.
Assembled walkway systems do not penetrate the roof by design. 60 lineal feet of walkway weighs approximately 1,000 lbs., no fastening is necessary but safety cable is provided to tether system to roof where appropriate.
DISCLAIMER* — IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OSHA REFERENCES: The OSHA references mentioned in this document serve only as a summarized safety guide relevant to rooftop pedestrian traffic – please refer to the full scope of requirements relevant to rooftop maintenance safety by viewing materials available online at: www.osha.gov. You can also call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) to order publications or consultation. * Furthermore, Metals, Inc. has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Metals, Inc. does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained. No warranties, promises and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, are given as to the nature, standard, accuracy or otherwise of the information provided nor to the suitability or otherwise of the information to your particular circumstances.