BIL-Guard® 2.0 from the BILCO Company is the second generation of its safety railing system. Like its predecessor, this fixed railing system provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof hatch openings.
The new and improved BIL-Guard 2.0 model features aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system, and stainless steel hardware throughout. The product is available in both mill finish aluminum and with a safety yellow powder-coat paint finish.
BIL-Guard 2.0 has a lightweight design for movement to the roof level with a mounting system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane. Quick-mount curb brackets provide secure attachment and pivoting mounting sleeves with compression fittings lock the railing system into place. In addition, a standard self-closing gate maintains continuous fall protection.
BIL-Guard 2.0 is compliant with OSHA fall protection standards (29 CFR 1910.23) and is now even easier to install. As a result, the system does not require special training or certification for proper installation.
The original BIL-Guard® safety railing is suitable for installation on new or existing hatches and fire vents and fits all brands of roof hatches with cap flashing. It comes in various sizes (e.g., 36″ x 30″, 48″ x 48″, 30″ x 54″) to accommodate most roof openings; special sizes are also available.
BIL-Guard posts and rails are pultruded from a fire retardant, fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP). FRP material has a molded-in, high visibility, safety yellow color and is treated with a UV inhibitor. Mounting brackets are fabricated from ¼” thick hot dip galvanized steel. Gate hinges and post guides are constructed of 6063-T5 aluminum and the torsion rod is type 302 stainless steel. All fasteners are type 316 stainless steel. The original hatch rail system also satisfies OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23. It meets OSHA strength requirements with a safety factor of two. BIL-Guard is corrosion resistant and carries a five year warranty.