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Bil-Guard ® Hatch Railing SystemZoom In

Bil-Guard ® Hatch Railing System

Fixed hatch railing system provides a permanent means of fall protection for roof hatch openings. Meets and exceeds OSHA fall protection regulations (29 CFR 1910.23). Bil-Guard® models are available for most roof hatch and automatic fire vent sizes (shown on Type S Roof Hatch).


Hatch Railing System Models: RL-S, RL-E, RL-NB, RL-L (special sizes available)
Standard Features and Benefits
  • Satisfies the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23
  • Standard self-closing and latching gate feature ensures that the opening is protected at all times
  • Non-penetrating attachment attaches directly to the roof hatch capflashing 
  • Fits all brands of roof hatches with capflashing
  • Light-weight design can be easily moved to the roof level
  • Available in a variety of sizes to accommodate any roof opening and can be easily installed on new or existing hatches and fire vents
  • High visibility safety yellow color*
  • Corrosion resistant construction carries a 5-year warranty
* Color fading over time is normal. If refinishing is desired or you would like to change the safety yellow color, use a Tnemec Series 1074-BV57A Endura-Shield II finish.
Standard Sizes and Shipping Weights    
Roof Hatch or Smoke Vent Bil-Guard Hatch Rail System
Model Size (W x L) Model Shipping Weight
inches  mm  lbs  kg. 
S 36 x 30 914 X 762 RL-S 52 24
E 36 x 36 914 x 914 RL-E 52 24
F 48 x 48 1219 x 1219 RL-F 61 28
NB 30 x 54 762 x 1372 RL-NB 60 27
L 30 x 96 762 x 2438 RL-L 76 35
SS Specify Size RL-SSL* Based on Size
SS Specify Size RL-SSW** Based on Size
D Specify Size RL-D Based on Size
SV Specify Size RL-SV Based on Size
DSH Specify Size RL-DSH Based on Size
*Gate on front or latch side of Type SS Roof Hatch    **Gate on width or side of SS Roof Hatch
Type S Roof Hatch   Type NB Roof Hatch   Type L Roof Hatch

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 1/4" thick hot dip galvanized steel. Gate hinges and post guides are constructed of 6063-T5 aluminum and torsion rod is type 302 stainless steel. All fasteners are type 316 stainless steel. Hatch rail system satisfies the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23 and meets OSHA strength requirements with a safety factor of two. Manufacturer shall provide a 5-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
U.S. Patent # 6,931,793