Having safe and easy roof access on commercial metal buildings is crucial to maintaining daily operations while also ensuring employee safety. Unfortunately, many buildings do not have a secure aluminum roof walkway system for safe access to HVAC and ventilation systems critical to building and operations maintenance. Inevitably, this makes it difficult and unsafe for employees to reach necessary areas and makes the business possibly subject to costly OSHA violations. Yet, choosing the right rooftop walkway system for your commercial building can be a complex and confusing process. Design Components, Inc. is proud to be an exclusive supplier of the Rooftop Walkway System known as METALWALK® – the gold standard in safe rooftop access. We offer a solution that meets OSHA standards and provides the utmost quality to your two most important assets, your employees and building.
Ensuring Safety With METALWALK®
A business that has a rooftop walkway system installed protects its employees by greatly lessening the chances of rooftop slips, trips, and falls. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, falls, slips and trips were the most frequent type of fatal event in the construction industry, representing 37.9 percent of all fatalities (418 of 1,102). Non-fatal incidences made up 32.0 percent (25,460 cases of 79,660). These injuries stemming from the falls resulted in a median of 28 days away from work.
Ensuring worker safety, while important to business operations, also instills a sense of loyalty for your employees; workers feel supported, important, and appreciated.
The METALWALK® Rooftop Walkway System allows a worker to conduct their jobs safely with an even walkway surface, sturdy handrails, and a non-skid surface. It also integrates seamlessly into Design Component, Inc.’s other products including ladders, stairs, roof hatches, and more.
While employee safety is of course always top of mind, protecting the metal building itself goes hand-in-hand with that. The METALWALK® Rooftop Walkway System protects the roof from the wear and tear of foot traffic by providing an elevated, non-skid platform to walk on without impeding drainage. In addition, it does not penetrate any standing seam metal roof panels, leaving the roof completely intact. The METALWALK® Rooftop Walkway System has been fully tested to meet or exceed OSHA code requirements and can be installed with option handrails and a 4” toeboard.
Important Specifications of Our Aluminium Roof Walkway Systems
METALWALK® Specifications Include:
- Optional Guard Rail system consisting of a horizontal top rail at 42” high and mid-rail at 21” high.
- The handrail shall withstand a minimum concentrated 200lb load applied to the top rail at any point.
- Optional LEVEL surface up to 6:12 pitch is available for perpendicular runs of the METALWALK® system. All parallel runs follow the slope.
- METALWALK® Grating sections at least 1/4” away from structural steel and 1/2” from concrete walls.
- METALWALK® Grating sections flat and square with ends bearing a minimum 2” on supporting structure.
- Designed to meet OSHA requirements of 200 lb lateral load.
Design Components Inc., Proud Provider of METALWALK® Aluminium Roof Walkway Systems
With 40 years of experience in supplying steel building accessories, Design Components believes in quality, safety, and great customer service. Our core values include bringing safe, durable, and practical accessories into steel buildings across the US.
Ready to equip your steel building with METALWALK® aluminum roof walkway systems? Give us a call today at (800) 868-9910 or by requesting a quote on our website. Learn more by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.