Right rooftop supports and platforms make the task of inspection, maintenance, and repairs for workers hazard-free. The building managers experience a variety of obstacles that can damage the industrial and commercial rooftops.
Every section of the roof ranging from the roof edge to the roof membrane needs regular inspection and maintenance. Workers endanger themselves while working on an unsafe roof. They are trying to protect the commercial or industrial roof from getting compromised but cannot perform their task efficiently without the right rooftop support. For roof longevity and workforce safety, the building managers need to consider the products mentioned below.
Rooftop equipment platforms
Installing most of the equipment on the commercial roof needs proper planning. Heavy infrastructure can damage roof membranes, penetrating fasteners promote leaks, or insulation gets crushed. The heaviness of the equipment can cause the roof to sink and it promotes ponding of rainwater and snowmelt. Ultimately, all this can cause the roof to collapse.
Conform deck or platform can avoid such drastic damages. It spreads the heavy equipment weight across large areas. It means less deflection risk and no roof membrane damage. Besides the non-penetrating foundations avert leak issues. Work with Con-form Group and create a suitable solution that suits your project.
Cable tray, pipe, and duct supports
The water pipes, ventilation ducts, or electrical cables connected to the roof surface directly are less risky to damage, but other risks make one keep them on support. For example, pipes are not static or rigid. They expand and contract thermally or are exposed to the dynamic fluid forces within them.
Without support, the pipes can start to leak at joints, which damages the roof. So, cable tray, pipe, and duct supports can protect the roof from condensation, leakage, and potential electrical fires by elevating them away from the roof surface.
Stairs & crossovers
With heavy equipment fixed on decks and pipes on supports, another area to consider about workers' safety is roof surface navigation. Crossovers and stairs are crucial as they inspire safety.
For example, if there is no cable tray support, the worker will climb over it rather than go around, which can cause a trip and fall on the roof surface and in a worse scenario directly contact high voltage wires. Stairs and crossovers offer an easily marked safe way for navigation across the roof to equipment decks without any risk.
Roof access walkways
The roof walkway comprises an extra TPO thick and textured layer for better grip. When a roofing contractor works near skylights or roof edges, they need anchor points. It means a reliable walkway integrated with guardrails for sufficient safety.
There is plenty of mechanical or electrical equipment that is installed on the rooftops because they are huge and unable to fit anywhere else. The commonly installed units on commercial or industrial roofs are HVAC pumps, generators, satellite dishes, telecom antennae, and more. Ensure to choose vetted products for ultimate rooftop safety. The non-penetrating bases and ballasted legs ensure the rooftop stays unspoiled for a long time.