Hi, Karl. You might want to consider where you want to install such a system. I'm sure that it would not meet code in a residential environment in the US and the Canadian code is probably as tight or tighter. The railing system was installed in a building that was to be used for storage and repair of sailboats and motor vehicles. You did not mention the nature of your loft and if it is commercial or industrial in nature, you would probably be OK. You probably want to check this out though before you install it.