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Bluewater ParaRail Guardrail System

Bluewater ParaRail Guardrail System

Manufacturer: Bluewater

Product Code: ParaRail

Bluewater ParaRail Guardrail System

Easy and full access to edges of fall hazards that complies with OSHA regulations.

BlueWater Mfg. invented the ParaRail to allow workers complete access to a leading edge while still being protected by the guardrail. It provides fall protection for a variety of tasks including maintenance for security cameras, antennas, lights, drain cleaning and hoisting of tools and materials. The ParaRail System complies with OSHA regulations for guardrail 29 CFR 1910.23 and 1923.502.

The ParaRail provides the portability and economy of a self-supporting, no drill installation. Just like the SafetyRail 2000, the ParaRail can be erected in minutes. Bases can be easily transported utilizing the EZ Mover and optional EPDM rubber pads and BUR pads are available for added protection of roof surface.

The system can be used as a permanent guardrail or moved to different locations as needed. The ParaRail provides the economies of a fully portable system for commercial, industrial and worksite applications such as office buildings, airports, high-rises, parking decks, raised docks, shopping centers, mezzanines, and bridges.

Each ParaRail is custom manufactured in-house for quick shipment; all we need are the dimensions shown in the diagram to the right. Simply provide these dimensions to us with the desired length and we will manufacture it for you in less than two weeks. Powder Coat and Galvanized finishes are available.


OSHA Compliance

Compliant with regulations for guardrails:
29 CFR 1910.23
29 CFR 1926.502



  • Can be used as a portable or permanent guardrail
  • Quick installation
  • No drilling needed
  • Deemed OSHA compliant by an independent accredited engineering firm
  • Custom manufactured in-house
  • Two week turnaround time
  • Powder Coat and Galvanized finishes available
  • Custom colors available from the RAL Color Codes
  • Optional EPDM rubber pads and BUR pads available for added roof surface protection


Minimum Requirements

In order to meet OSHA regulations for fall protection, outriggers must be utilized (return/counter weights). Whether the Danger Side Run is 5' or 1000' in length, you must have these in place at the beginning and at the end of the run. Outriggers are standard rail kits that are connected at approximately 90o to the Danger Side Run of each end rail section.


Product Specifications


Roof Edge Protection: provides freestanding pedestrian egress barrier system on roof, including pipe railings, uprights, bases and fittings
Approved products ParaRail Guardrail System
Standards: System Shall have top and mid rail in accordance with OSHA Standards - 29 CFR 1910.23 and CFR 1926.502
Structural Load: 200 lb (90.7 kg), minimum, in any direction to all components in accordance with OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910.23 and CFR 1926.502
Height: 42 inches (1067 mm), minimum
Railings: 1-5/8inch (41 mm) O.D. hot rolled picked electric weld tubing, free of sharp edges and snag points
Mounting Bases: Class 30 gray iron material cast with four receiver posts. Base weight 108 lbs and 48 lbs per square foot. Rubber pads on base bottoms.
Receiver Posts: Shall have a positive locking system into slots that allow rails to be mounted in any direction. Friction locking systems are not allowed. Receiver posts shall have drain holes.
Hardware: Securing pins shall be 1010 carbon steel, zinc plated and yellow chromate dipped. Pins shall consist of collared pin and lanyard that connects to lynch pin.
Finishes: Available in standard Powder Coat Yellow and Hot-Dip Galvanized. Custom colors available.


Surface Protection Pads: EDPM Rubber Pads and Bur Pads are available


Independent Test Results

Test Conclusions:

  • The portable guardrail system was found to comply with OSHA regulation 1926.502 for Fall Protection.
  • The top rail was capable of withstanding a 200 pound horizontal and vertical load.
  • The midpoint of the top rail deflected to 40.75 inches above the floor level when subjected to a 200 pound vertical load.
  • The mid rail was capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of 150 pounds, applied in the vertical and horizontal directions.

Tests were conducted by GME Consultants, Consulting Engineers, Minneapolis, MN 55447. Complete Report available from BlueWater.

Wind Load Calculations

Available on request.

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