Are you aware that if you are a property owner, health and safety or facilities manager, or anyone else in control of the work on roofs, it is your responsibility to make sure appropriate safety measures are put in place to enable work at height be carried out safely?
If your property is one where regular access to the roof is a necessity, collective fall protection systems such as roof top guardrails, should be installed. Collective measures are preferred as they prevent several people from falling at the same time and do not require specific user knowledge, which means training and supervision is not essential.
Roof top guardrails are a popular, preferred collective fall protection solution for preventing falls from hazards at roof edges. In this article, we look at why KEEGUARD is the popular choice for building custodians, installers and maintenance staff worldwide.
For anyone who specifies or requires fall protection, including building owners, facilities managers, architects, designers or contractors, a compliant, tested, widely used, continuous, adaptable system for multiple roof types and scenarios is essential.
KEEGUARD roof edge protection is designed, tested and installed to international standards including British and European regulations, OSHA, ANSI and Canadian standards.
KEEGUARD systems are used throughout the world. Since the launch in the 1990’s KEEGUARD roof top guardrails have been continually refined and developed to introduce new features such as the use of recycled PVC counterweights and to comply with the latest National Standards.
Quick and Easy to Install System
Specifiers may not pay too much attention to how quick and how easy a system is to install, but quick and easy system passes on savings in regard to labour cost and a system that is modular, within manual handling requirements means that installation is safer and lifting equipment doesn’t always need to be provided to access a roof.
For installation staff, whether that be a specialist provider or a company’s own facilities or maintenance team, the whole system is fitted using standard tools, requires no threading or bending and avoids the need for ‘hot works’ like welding. KEEGUARD uprights are supplied pre-assembled, our original ‘cup’ fitting means handrail is quickly dropped into place rather than feeding the tube through a closed fitting. Joints and changes in direction and level are easily achieved using the original KEE KLAMP slip on tube fitting, allowing easy accommodation of obstacles that weren’t expected or noticed during a site survey. The system can be easily modified, added to or repaired without affecting the high corrosion protection hot dip galvanising provides.
Users, such as maintenance staff, accessing the roof where KEEGUARD guardrails were installed, can be confident that a compliant, continuous, low maintenance, long term solution is in place.