When not guarded properly, skylights are a serious danger to workers on roofs. The solid appearance of a skylight can give a worker a false sense of security, but according to OSHA standards a skylight is simply a hole in the roof. Skylights are typically constructed of glass or plastic, and they can become brittle from baking in the sun for years. Atlantic Fall Protection has been contacted by more businesses with fatalities as a result of people falling through skylights than any other work place accident. If sub-contractors, employees, or the public can access your roof, you are at risk.
Atlantic Fall Protection provides and installs skylight guardrails and screens that meet OSHA standards for fall protection. Both of these solutions are relatively inexpensive and easy to install when considering the seriousness of this everyday fall hazard. Be aware, burglar bars under the skylight are not considered to be fall protection.