Accidental falls through skylights on roofs is an issue organizations need to address and resolve. The best way to prevent this type of accident in your work place is to install skylight guards directly over every single skylight on the roof of your building. The guards have wire mesh openings on the top and sides, to still allow sunlight to pass through and into the building, while creating a protective barrier.
The design of OSHA-approved skylight guards is able to break the fall and support the weight of a person, and prevent them from falling through the skylight. The frame has cross sections of metal supports, which evenly distribute weight when it is applied to the top of the guards. There are different options for installing guards over your skylights, including guards that require no welding, mounting or drilling.
Skylight Guards Are Designed to Break Falls and Support Weight