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GrateSafe® R-Panel Metal Roof Walkways

CSI Division 07-7246 Safe Rooftop Walk Products & Handrail

GrateSafe® R-Panel Metal Roof Walkways provide safe access to rooftop equipment while eliminating damage to roof panels from foot traffic. Walkways use custom supports that are secured to the roof panel with Fab-Lok® Fasteners for a complete weather-tight seal. System features 18 GA galvanized steel planks, pierced and punched for a sturdy, anti-skid surface. Planks are 12″ wide x 10′ long and interlock so walkways can install in various widths. In addition, optional OSHA-compliant handrail and toe kick integrate seamlessly. The GrateSafe® walkway system ships complete and is compatible with any R-Panel roof. Orders include CAD drawing with support locations, roof attachments and overall roof walkway layout.

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GrateSafe™ Metal Rooftop Walkway System Specifications

Planking Material 18 GA Steel – 10′ Long, 1′ wide, 2-1/2″ high
Pierced and punched anti-skid surface
Interlocking plank system provides for walkway widths in 12″ increments
Supports 14 GA Galvanized Steel Hat-Channel, M-Channel Supports
14 GA Plank Splice Plates
14 GA Plank Ledgers (Directional Changes)
14 GA Doubler Bracket for Handrail Base Fittings
Elevated ridge condition crossings
Handrail Fittings Forged Iron Handrail Fittings
Handrail Pipe Schedule 40 Galvanized
Mounting Hardware Supports secure to roof using self-drillers
Bolts/nuts supplied for all fittings & planks
Finish Options Galvanized, Powder Coat, Kynar
Certifications Engineering calcs, stamped submittals (additional costs apply)
Warranty 1 Year


Toe Kick 14 GA Toe Kick – 6″ high
Access Gate Swinging access gate for entry point(s)
Cross-overs Cross-over stairs for pipe crossings
Pitch-Correction For perpendicular rooftop walkway system runs
Mechanical platforms

GrateSafe™ Metal Rooftop Walkway System Model Guide

Provide roof panel make, model, seam spacing and pitch when requesting quote. Include Rooftop Walkway System layout plan when available.

Model W Panel Type Finish Options (add all that apply)
  • SSR: Trapezoidal Standing Seam Roof
  • VSSR: Vertical Standing Seam Roof
  • M: Mill
  • P: Powder Coat
  • K: Kynar
  • TK: Toe Kick
  • HR1: Handrail one side
  • HR2: Handrail two sides
  • PC: Pitch correction (perpendicular runs only)


RW-24SSR-M-: 24″ wide rooftop walkway system with mill finish.

Model Description LBS / Lineal Foot
RW-24 24″ Wide Walkway 13 LBS / LF
RW-24-HR1 24″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on One Side 23 LBS / LF
RW-24-HR2 24″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on Two Sides 33 LBS / LF
RW-36 36″ Wide Walkway 15 LBS / LF
RW-36-HR1 36″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on One Side 25 LBS / LF
RW-36-HR2 36″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on Two Sides 35 LBS / LF
RW-48 48″ Wide Walkway 17 LBS / LF
RW-48-HR1 48″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on One Side 27 LBS / LF
RW-48-HR2 48″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail on Two Sides 37 LBS / LF


Model Model Submittal Specifications Installation Warranty
24″ Wide Walkway RW-24SSR PDF WORD PDF
24″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail RW-24SSR-HR PDF WORD PDF
36″ Wide Walkway RW-36 PDF WORD PDF
36″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail RW-36-HR PDF WORD PDF
48″ Wide Walkway Handrail Detail PDF WORD
48″ Wide Walkway w/ Handrail Plank Details PDF WORD

Engineering calcs and stamped submittals available upon request (additional costs apply).

What is a Roof Walk Safety System?

Roof walk safety systems are designed to provide a safe and stable platform for workers to access and navigate rooftops for maintenance, repairs, or other activities, ensuring their safety while performing tasks on the roof.

Is a roof walkway the same as a catwalk?

While both roof walks and catwalks are elevated walkways, they differ in their primary function, design, regulations, materials, and accessibility. Rooftop catwalks are sometimes referred to as the same as roof walks, but there are distinct differences in terms of their specific applications and requirements.

R&S Insights Blog

Contractor Guidelines: Roof Walk | Metal Construction News

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Reasons to Invest in a Rooftop Walkway System

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5 Ways Roof Walkway Systems Prevent Accidents

When it comes to keeping maintenance and other workers safe on commercial rooftops, roof walkway systems are one of the most effective means of preventing accidents… Learn More

Features of Rooftop Walkway Systems

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