ASTM WK17797

    New Test Method for Specification of Human Impact Test Criteria, with Procedure for Testing Unit Skylights and Related Products used on Skylight Openings on Non-Residential Roofs with a slope of 4:12 or less for Determining Fall-Through Resistance

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.51 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1To establish fall-through resistance criteria for skylight openings on nonresidential and low-slope roofs. The intent is to prevent a human from falling through the opening after impact. 1.2The requirements of this standard apply to the installation of new unit skylights or related product on any applicable building. 1.3This specification does not apply to multi-panel skylights such as, but not limited to,, site-built systems or sloped glazing. 1.4This standard can also be applied to workers that come in contact with unit skylights and related products installed on the same low-slope roof surface upon which they may be permitted to work. It anticipates several potential occupational exposures to risk of injury from a fall through a skylight opening, but does not claim to have foreseen all such risks that might develop over time. 1.5Conformance with this specification is not required where other means of providing protection for open holes exist such as permanent guardrails or curbs built with a minimum height of 42 inches. 1.6This specification is not intended for products installed over rectangular openings 12 inches or less in any dimension, or circular openings no smaller than 18 inches across.


    Fall hazard, roofs, NIOSH Hazard Alert, fragile roofs, metal building skylights, plastic bubble skylights, dome skylights, corrugated fiberglass skylights, roof lighting, glass skylights, skylight signage, fall hazard warnings, dangerous roof openings

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    John Westerfield

    Draft Under Development