Do People Really Die from Falling through Skylights? YES!


Deaths caused by falls through fragile surfaces occur mainly to those working in the building maintenance sector when carrying out maintenance and cleaning jobs.

On average 7 people are killed each year after falling through a fragile roof or fragile roof light. Many others suffer permanent disabling injury. These accidents usually occur on roofs of factories, warehouses and farm buildings when roof repair work or cleaning is being carried out.

All safety is not about statistics, but about real people who do not go home at the end of the day.

If you do not identify fragile rooflights and do not take appropriate precautions, the consequences can be fatal.

Heightsafe Systems new roof light covers have been designed to be installed as part of a roof safety solution.

The installation of Heightsafe Systems roof-light covers means that maintenance staff and contractors can access the roofs for repair and maintenance purpose and work in complete safety without the risk of falling through the fragile roof lights. Heightsafe Systems roof-light cover has been designed for ease of installation. The units telescopic design enables the sides and height of the cover to be adjusted to the required size, while the given galvanised mesh is then simply cut to size before being clamped on to the support frame.

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