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Work at Height Safety for Manufacturing

Fall protection solutions for factory workers operating or maintaining machinery, along production lines, handling chemicals, on rooftops, and more.

Fall Protection Solutions for Manufacturing

Few industries have a greater burden to maintain operational efficiency and safeguard employee health and safety than manufacturing. American factories employ 9% of the workforce, are responsible for 10% of the nation’s economy, and with multiple job functions conducted at a height of four feet or higher, industrial manufacturing work ranks in the top 3 most dangerous jobs.

For over two decades, the Lighthouse team has supported manufacturing facility owners and safety managers in their pursuit of establishing strong safety cultures and workplaces where risk is mitigated, and people are separated from hazards. Our fall protection engineers have installed safe and compliant solutions to prevent falls from overhead platforms and elevated workstations, over unprotected edges into machinery and into ovens, and through holes in floors and rooftops.


Services that aid in recognizing and evaluating fall hazards according to OSHA/ANSI standards and the expertise to provide solutions to reduce risk.


Our comprehensive range of engineered systems and safety products help employers satisfy OSHA 1910.29 & 1910.140 requirements to have fall protection and falling object protection.


Services that extend the life of fall protection systems, protect workers, secure investments, and ensure facilities remain safe, and compliant.


Our team of fall protection engineers have designed solutions for breweries and distilleries, food and agriculture production, aluminum recycling, lumber & paper production.

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Manufacturing Fall Safety Solutions


Lighthouse's permanent and temporary guardrail systems feature a modular design that takes the complexity and high cost out of roof edge protection for good. Systems integrate with existing ladders, equipment, and obstructions and provide durable, compliant fall protection for all standard rooftops.

Lifeline Systems

Our full range of Lifeline Systems offer fully-compliant, practical safety solutions for structures of all types, in all industries. Lifeline Systems are used in a variety of applications.

Portable Solutions

Lighthouse Safety offers a wide range of portable, versatile, and reliable fall arrest solutions for unique work environments. These systems can be easily transported to locations where overhead fall protection is needed and not otherwise available.

Rigid Rail

The versatile nature of our rigid rail systems allow us to configure a solution to your specific needs. The rigid construction minimizes fall distances allowing for protection at working levels as low as 4', making them ideal for any type of maintenance environemnt.


Unprotected skylights pose a significant fall risk and are one of the most common causes of falling accidents from rooftops in general industry. Lighthouse Safety's skylight system and skylight railing solutions provide compliant protection to keep roof workers safe and help avoid accidental falls.

Walkways & Platforms

Lighthouse Safety offers a comprehensive line of fall safety solutions that include permanent and portable walkways and platforms. Our modular access system designs add versatility and reduce installation time.

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Manufacturing Fall Safety Resources

Inspections & User Training
According to the safety regulations by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and best practices of American National Standards Institute (ANSI), employers must implement appropriate fall protection measures if they require workers to work above 4’ in General Industry or 6’ in Construction. Fall hazard analysis by professionals can help manufacturers comply with these safety regulations and avoid penalties. 

Other than "The Four Foot Rule" here are general OSHA guidelines:

• Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk (using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover).
• Provide a guard rail and toe-board around every elevated open sided platform, floor or runway.
• Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt) employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.
• Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs include safety harness and line, safety nets, stair railings and hand rails.
hy Are Fall Risk Assessments Important for Manufacturing Facilities?

The Importance of Fall Hazard Assessments and Work at Height Safety Equipment Inspections in Manufacturing Facilities

April 13, 2023
As United States manufacturers restore growth and competitiveness to pre-pandemic levels, the operational focus has not been on accident prevention or new safety initiatives. However, for an industry that employs 8.5% of the workforce and accounts for 11.6% of the total output in the economy, it’s never been more necessary to identify potential hazards that could put employees and production lines at risk.
Even the best work-at-height solutions are of little value if they aren't properly understood or maintained. Which is why regular and systematic user training and systems inspections are an important aspect of a comprehensive safety program. Lighthouse backs up every engineered solution installation with specialized training and inspection plans to help keep people safe and ensure solutions are always in good working order. Contact our team to discuss your project or schedule a site visit today!

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