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Design of Commercial - Industrial Guardrail Systems for Fall Protection

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59.90 USD
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Course description

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In Design of Commercial - Industrial Guardrail Systems for Fall Protection, you'll learn ...

  • Design criteria for guardrail systems, including loading requirements, height and spacing and applicable code requirements
  • Physical and mechanical properties of guardrail elements
  • The relative merit of common guardrail materials with respect to strength, corrosion resistance, joint connection details, and cost
  • Calculations used for load, stress, and deflection relationships in guardrail systems


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 31 pages

This 2-hour course will introduce you to the principles of designing and evaluating guardrail systems in commercial / industrial applications for fall protection. Whether in construction or general industry, a structural engineer may be called upon to design a new guardrail system or to evaluate the adequacy of an existing guardrail system in accordance with the Codes of the local jurisdiction. The design of a simple guardrail system has become more complicated as there is no single guardrail design that will work for all situations. There are different functional Code requirements depending upon the local jurisdiction and the design engineer must interpret the latest version of these regulations and Codes and apply them to specific applications.

This course provides a procedure for the design or evaluation of guardrail systems in commercial / industrial applications. A selection of published methods, tables and charts from industry manuals, manufacturer’s engineering data, and Codes are provided as a source of design information and criteria for guardrail systems. A design example is provided for better understanding of the subject matter.

This course is intended for all engineers, architects, and construction professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of guardrail systems, their Code requirements, and how they are designed.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Code requirements for guardrail systems in commercial / industrial applications for fall protection
  • Proper selection of guardrail elements based upon material and physical properties, as well as environmental conditions
  • Load, stress, and deflection relationships for guardrail systems
  • Design of posts under uniform and concentrated loading
  • Design of rails under uniform and concentrated loading
  • Design of anchorage / fasteners for the base of the post


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