June 16, 2023

Improvements to the EdgeHalt Ladder Safety Gate

Safety is a paramount concern in any industrial setting, and it becomes even more critical when working at heights. In Canada, where numerous industries rely on ladders for accessing elevated areas, the implementation of proper safety measures is essential. Among these measures, industrial ladder safety gates play a pivotal role in preventing accidents and safeguarding workers’ well-being.

Many industries are replacing their old safety chain at the top of steps with OSHA-approved and self-closing ladder gates.

What is the OSHA requirement?

OSHA Reference 29 CFR 1910.23 guarding of floor openings and holes. “(a)(2) Every ladderway floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toe-board on all exposed sides (except at entrance to opening), with passage through the railing either provided with a swing gate or so off-set that a person cannot walk directly into the opening.”

Enter the EdgeHalt Ladder Safety Gate. The new upgraded gate is an essential addition to any ladder, providing a protective gate after someone moves up and through the ladder. It closes the gap and provides protection continued by existing guardrails.

Self-closing gates are important because employees don”t need to think about closing a gate after walking through, especially when carrying things. Employers and managers don”t need to ensure that chains or normal gates have been closed but can confidently know their employees are safe.

What are the new updates?

  1. The earlier version of the Edgehalt had a 4″ adjustment range, but the new upgrade now has a 10″ range of adjustment. They are also available in a larger range of openings for each model size.
  2. They include a slam-proof dampener.
  3. The springs to ensure the gate is self-closing were tested with more than 1 million cycles and exceeded all tests.
  4. The new gates are packaged with a more compact design, and easily shipped out, lowering the cost to you.

Having the new Edgehalt ladder safety gate installed is an obvious choice. Peace of mind for your employees and contractors and a low-maintenance answer to your fall protection.

Find out more about the specifications available in a ladder safety gate, download our product sheet, and contact us today to purchase the new EdgeHalt Ladder Safety Gate.

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