Roof Hatches provide fall protection compliance.

Press Release Summary:

Bil-Guard-Ready Roof Hatches are equipped with pre-punched capflashing to facilitate installation of Bil-Guard(TM) Hatch Rail System, which provides permanent means of fall protection. System meets and exceeds OSHA standard CFR 1910.23 fall protection regulations, which require exposed sides of roof openings to have some form of guardrail protection. Constructed of fiber-reinforced polymer material, Bil-Guard uses corrosion-resistant hardware and includes self-closing gate.

Original Press Release:

Bilco Roof Hatches Now Bil-Guard-Ready

New Feature Helps Simplify Fall Protection Compliance

WEST HAVEN, CT/February 14, 2006 - The Bilco Company, manufacturer of specialty access products for the residential and commercial building markets, is introducing a new feature for the company's line of roof hatches. All Bilco roof hatches are now Bil-Guard-Ready, equipped with pre-punched capflashing to facilitate quick and easy installation of the Bil-Guard(TM) Hatch Rail System.

Bil-Guard is a fixed rail system that provides a permanent means of fall protection for roof hatch openings. The system is tested and proven to meet and exceed OSHA standard CFR 1910.23 fall protection regulations, which require the exposed sides of roof openings to have some form of guardrail protection.

The Bil-Guard is constructed of a durable, fiber-reinforced polymer material and utilizes corrosion-resistant hardware. The railing comes in a high-visibility yellow color for added safety. Additional features include: a self-closing gate to ensure fall protection; a quick-mount bracket for fast, secure, non-penetrating attachment; a pivoting sleeve for installation flexibility; and a standard 25-year warranty.

For more information on Bil-Guard and the company's full line of roof hatches, call (203) 934-6363 or visit

Founded in 1926, The Bilco Company is a building pioneer in the design and development of access products. For over seven decades, the company has built a reputation among homeowners, builders, architects and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. Bilco - an ISO-9001- certified company - offers residential and commercial access products, including basement doors, window wells, sidewalk doors, roof hatches and automatic fire vents. With headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has a manufacturing facility in Trumann, Arkansas as well as an international network of dealers, distributors and factory-trained representatives.

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