Last Updated: 20th October 2022
What is Skylight Protection?
Specialist Skylight Fall Protection Systems protects personnel, tools and debris from falling through fragile surfaces, without blocking out the light. Incidents involving individuals falling through fragile roof covers and skylights make up a high proportion of the work at height accident figures in the UK.
Skylights are commonly used on a variety of commercial and industrial buildings as a daylight solution – increasing the amount of natural light into the space below, in turn reducing the building’s amount of energy consumption.
Heightsafe’s Skylight Covers are designed to protect the skylights beneath it, from falling objects such as tools and debris, but also to protect any personnel from fall risks, and from stepping on fragile surfaces. Skylight Fall Prevention Covers can be used alongside other safety mechanisms and training to provide the necessary safety precautions to reduce the risk posed by fragile roof covers and skylights.
There are many reasons you will need to access a roof space, such as gutter cleaning, maintenance of plant and machinery or carrying out surveys. Therefore, it’s essential that those accessing the roof can do so safely with the correct measures in place.
Skylight Protection from Heightsafe
At Heightsafe, we work closely with you to select the correct system that will fit the needs of the building and those operating on the roof. Fixed Skylight Protection features a galvanised steel mesh cover that will take the weight load of a potential fall, resulting in no pressure on the skylight itself.
The other option is a form of Freestanding Skylight Protection, which will include a fully modular system that is quick and easy to assemble, that will fit both square and rectangular skylights, and does not penetrate the roof sheet.