Construction guardrails used around elevated work surfaces are relatively simple systems, but are critical to worker safety on the job site. In this webinar, Structural Engineer, Mark Duckett, P.E. reviews the anatomy of a typical construction guardrail, the standards relevant to their construction, and some of the failure modes that are known to occur.
This presentation is intended for attorneys and insurance professionals involved in personal injury matters, to broaden their understanding of relevant safety standards and gain insight on the process for determining failure causation.
Construction Guardrail Failures - Expert Webinar [VIDEO]
This video was recorded from the webinar on September 16, 2021.
Structural Engineer, Special Inspector & Construction Expert
Mark Duckett has over 30 years of experience as a structural engineer. He has designed numerous guard systems comprised of steel, aluminum, concrete, masonry, wood, glazing (glass), barrier cables and other materials. In addition to engineering numerous guard systems, he has co-developed design software for the embedment of structural guardrail posts into concrete, created stair shop drawings for fabrication, designed a protocol test for the acceptance of a “questionable” in-place guardrail and has inspected hundreds of guardrail systems.