Guardrail System

Information
  • 45″ StrapRail® Posts 
  • Ideal for builders, roofers, scaffolders, demo contractors, supply houses, rental stores, masons & renovators 
  • OSHA compliant guardrail with top rail, midrail & toeboard 
  • Use with Striped Guardrail Scafnet® to prevent debris from falling or blowing through 
  • Each Strap Kit contains all the components needed for 1 rail member
  • Each orange strap is 4″ wide & tensioned using its own ratchet
  • The maximum possible tension applied is 2,500 lb. per strap
  • A structural engineer must verify the adequacy of the supporting structure prior to each installation

Superchute® can provide free and helpful sketches within 24 hours.

A Site Sketch :

  • Shows a clear image of the Guardrail on the jobsite
  • Shows the precise quantity of StrapRail® needed for the job
  • Shows how to achieve proper positioning
  • Recommends the appropriate parts
  • Contact us for your custom site sketch

StrapRail® complies with:

  • Full compliance with US Federal OSHA Standard 1926.502 “Fall Protection” – click here for more information
  • Cal/OSHA (horizontal load of 20 pounds per lineal foot at the top rail)
  • Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 213/91 FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Section 26.3(5) (point load of 150 pounds applied to every 8 feet of guardrail at the top rail equivalent to 19 lb per linear foot)
  • Quebec’s CCST Safety Code for the Construction Industry, 3.8.3

Other guardrails:

  • Temporary guardrails are usually constructed of wood, steel or wire rope with netting & not usually tested after installation
  • Workers & safety inspectors do not deliberately lean on these barriers since they suspect the guardrail could fail
  • Wood guardrails are costly to build and the lumber is scrapped at the end of the job
  • Steel guardrails are heavy and require ample storage space
  • Wire rope guardrails are often slack which allows the top rail wire to deflect below the OSHA minimum height of 39″

 

StrapRail®

  • Installed StrapRail® System is under continuous self-test with considerable tension on the straps & anchors
  • Fully tensioned state proves anchors have been correctly installed & that the railing is safe for use
  • No other temporary guardrail system offers this self test benefit
  • Workers & safety inspectors can deliberately lean on our system without fear of falling
  • StrapRail® is fully engineered, lightweight & reusable for many years
  • It is compact and easily transportable or shipped
  • We can quote & manufacture customized systems for your needs

The following drawings show identical anchor posts at each end of the system however they can be be configured with different anchor posts.

 

45″ (1.14 m) StrapRail® Guardrail System

Drawing A: Column Post to Column Post, 100 foot span (30 m) 

Drawing B: Wall Post to Wall Post, 100 foot span (30 m) 

Drawing C: Corner Post to Corner Post, 100 foot span (30 m) 

Drawing D: Inline Post to Inline Post, 100 foot span (30 m) 

The StrapRail® Installation Manual is a comprehensive guide to StrapRail® installation (for planners, supervisors, installers, and users of StrapRail® Guardrails).

StrapRail® Installation manual 

Perimeter & Shaft Enclosure
Conceptual drawing of a StrapRail® installation.

Anchor Posts

Use the following 45″ StrapRail® Guardrail Anchor Posts to anchor the orange rail straps to structurally adequate elements of the building.

Guardrail Column Posts

  • Use these column posts if the proposed site has existing columns to quickly erect the guardrail
  • No tools needed for the installation
Dual System

45″ Steel Column Posts (Not Anchored)

Add or remove lengths without affecting adjacent installations.

 

Kit:

  • 2 Blue Column Belts
  • 2 x 45″ Steel Column Posts
Single System

StrapRail® Column Post45″ Plastic Column Posts (Not Anchored)

  • Lightweight solution for a non-anchored system
  • The post maintains the railing straps at the correct height

 

Kit:

  • 3 Blue Column Belts
  • 2 Red Captive 1″ Ratchet Straps
  • 1 x 45″ Plastic Column Post

StrapRail® Wall Post45″ Wall Anchor Post (Bolt to Wall)

  • If you need to install StrapRail® between slab walls consider fastening wall posts
  • Heavy duty galvanized steel
  • Requires 4 factory approved HILTI anchor bolts per post
StrapRail® Corner Post Stored

Folded

45″ Corner Anchor Post (Bolt Down)

  • Turning a corner with StrapRail® is simple
  • Bolt the Corner Post to the slab and continue your barrier rail at a 90 degree angle
  • Made from heavy duty galvanized steel
    StrapRail® Corner Post no straps

    Deployed

  • Supplied with 2 plastic drilling templates (inside and outside corners)
  • The 2 legs are stored in the upright position for easy handling
  • Requires 5 factory approved HILTI anchor bolts per post

 

Stored

45″ Inline Anchor Post (Bolt Down)

  • Perfect for long straight runs
  • Install an Inline Post every 100 feet – this allows you to build a barrier of any length
  • Made from heavy duty galvanized steel

    Deployed

  • Supplied with a plastic drilling template (determine distance from slab edge)
  • The leg is stored in the upright position for easy handling
  • Requires 5 factory approved HILTI anchor bolts per post

 

Guide Posts

Use the following 45″ StrapRail® Guardrail Guide Posts posts to prevent outward and downward movement of the straps.

45″ Plastic Column Guide Post (Not Anchored)

  • Plastic Column Guide Posts can be used to guide straps, maintain their height & prevent top rail deflection
  • No tools are needed for the installation of column posts

Kit:

  • 2 Red Captive 1″ Ratchet Straps
  • 1 x 45″ Plastic Column Guide Post

 

45″ Plastic Midway Guide Post (Bolt Down)

  • Plastic Midway Guide Posts are installed between Anchor Posts to prevent outward & downward movement of the guardrail system
  • Install at mid point if distance from Anchor Posts is greater than 50’
  • Made from galvanized steel, aluminum & plastic
  • Requires 4 factory approved HILTI anchor bolts per post

45″ Anti-Deflection Guide Post (Free Standing)

  • Used to stiffen the guardrail & prevent deflection of the straps below the OSHA mandated height of 39”
  • Made from aluminum angle
  • Must be clamped to the 3 straps every 10 feet

Use the handy StrapRail® Spacer Strap to ensure that a StrapRail® Post is present every 10 ft or less.

StrapRail® Post BagStrapRail® Post Bag

  • Anti-Deflection Posts & Plastic Column Posts are easily transported in the StrapRail® Post Bag accessory
  • Fits approx. 12 to 15 posts
  • Heavy duty vinyl construction
  • Heavy duty zip and handles
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 50″
Rail & Ratchet Straps

StrapRail® RailstrapStrapRail® Rail Straps

  • Webbing woven in Canada using UV resistant yarn for a 10 year projected life
  • Straps are sewn on our computerized sewing machine
  • Embedded with RFID chip
  • Straps have velcro sewn on to secure a reel of strap

4 ft. Ratchet Strap w/ Quick LinkStrapRail® Ratchet Straps

  • Webbing woven in Canada using UV resistant yarn for a 10 year projected life
  • Straps are sewn on our computerized sewing machines
  • Embedded with RFID chip
  • Straps have velcro sewn on to secure a reel of strap
Debris Netting

45" tall StrapRail<sup>®</sup> Guardrail with NettingStrapRail® Debris Net

Prevents tools, materials & debris from falling through or blowing through the guardrail.

Rolls available in 2 lengths:

  • 39″ x 100′ (1 m x 30 m)
  • 39″ x 200′ (1 m x 60 m)

 

Other features:

  • Heavy duty polyethylene construction
  • Orange net with visible yellow stripes
  • Reinforced buttonholes on upper and lower edges
  • 1/4″ x 1/4″ mesh (6 mm x 6 mm)
  • See Striped Guardrail Scafnet® for more information

steel-clip-accessoryStainless Steel Strap Clip allows netting to be secured without curling the strap. Reusable, strong & fast to install.

quick-tieSecure the netting between the top rail strap and toeboard strap with heavy duty disposable nylon Cable Ties. Install 1 cable tie every 5′ (1.5 m – approx) to both the top rail strap and toeboard strap.

 

TypeTensile Strength (lbs)Length Dimension (in)
Heavy Duty Cold Weather Cable Ties12015

tie-cuttersA pliers style cutter is available for safe and quick removal of cable ties.

Anchor Bolts

HUS-KH-EZ

Anchor TypeScrew
ModelKH-EZ 5/8″ x 5 1/2″
Code418080
Usable Length5.5"
Minimum Embedment5″
Drill Bit5/8"
Min. Slab7"
Hole Depth6"
Socket15/16"
Torque85 ft.lb
Max Impact Wrench Torque in concrete450 ft.lb
ReusableNo

 

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Anchor TypeExpansion
ModelHSL-3 M12/25
Code371781
Usable Length4.75″
Max Fixture Thickness1″
Drill Bit18 mm
Min. Slab6.25″
Min Hole Depth4.25″
Socket19 mm
Torque80 ft lb
ReusableNo

 

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Anchor TypeExpansion
Code284908
Usable Length3″
Drill Bit18 mm
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket19 mm
Torque60 ft lb
ReusableYes – removable threaded stud

 

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Anchor TypeThru-Bolt
CodeØ 3/4″
Usable Length17″
Drill Bit7/8″
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket1-1/8″
Torquen/a
ReusableYes – removable threaded stud

 

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Anchor TypeThru-Bolt
CodeØ 3/4″
Usable Length35″
Drill Bit7/8″
Min. Slab6″
Hole Depth5″
Socket1-1/8″
Torquen/a
ReusableYes – removable threaded stud

 

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TE-40

  • Maximum working comfort thanks to innovative, perfectly balanced design with ergonomic D-grip
  • Extremely wide range of applications thanks to rapidly interchangeable chucks
  • With this you can drill a 5/8″ diameter hole 6″ deep in concrete in 20 seconds
  • Use a Ferro detector such as a Hilti PS 35 – it locates rebar in a concrete slab, and shows the depth of any rebar steel as well

Click here for technical information.

Accessories

StrapRail® Midrail Pouch

  • Orange vinyl mesh pouch allows the wet straps to dry
  • Store loose ends of the tensioned orange straps in the pouch to prevent workers from tripping on surplus strap
  • Install the pouch on the midrail strap on our 45″ Guardrail System
  • Install the pouch on the top rail strap on our 94″ Tall Barrier System

StrapRail® Strap Winder

  • Allows quick reeling of 100′ (30 m) straps
  • Very useful for winding up any length of StrapRail® strapping
  • Handle stores away neatly inside plastic casing
  • Confirm that strap is fully tensioned with optional tension meter
  • Install at the end of the strap and leave in place
  • Useful when strap is turned around corners where friction loss occurs
  • Shows tension loss in configurations that are not straight-line

 

Use Black Rubber Wear Pads if the column has sharp edges to prevent damage to Blue Column Belts on 45″ Plastic Column Posts (Single System).

strap-wear-pad

Use White Rubber Wear Pads to prevent damage to the Red Ratchet Straps on 45″ Plastic Column Posts (Single System) and on 45″ Plastic Column Guide Posts.

White Rubber Wear Pads

Yellow Plastic Gauge for Blue Column Belt

StrapRail® Toeboard Splatter Guard

  • Multiple lengths available
  • Can also be used to anchor debris netting using Stainless Steel Strap Clips on Top Rail Strap

Projects

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