KEE SYSTEMS LTD

THORNSETT WORKS
THORNSETT ROAD
WANDSWORTH
LONDON SW18 4EW

Tel: 0208 874 6566
Fax: 0208 874 5726

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Suppliers of: Kee Klamp stockist London, tubular railing fittings, tubular railings, tubular guard railings, steel tubes, aluminum railings, roof edge railings, rooftop guard rail, instaler, guard rail components, roof safety railings

Kee Systems is a leading distributor of Kee Klamp® tubular fittings. Specialising in the supply and installation of structural tube and fittings, Kee Systems can also supply and install a wide range of tubular railing systems, fall protection products, structural fixings and anchors.

Online Ordering

You can order most products on-line. Payment can be made via our secure web site. Fall protection systems in most cases require a site visit by us to prepare an accurate quotation.

Trade Counter Service

The trade counter at our Wandsworth, South London warehouse is open Monday - Friday from 7.30 to 5.00 and all items shown on the website are usually in stock. Goods can be collected from our premises and if you order in advance we can have goods ready for collection. Just let us know what time the goods are needed and we will do the rest.

Site Surveys

Site surveys are carried out free of charge, enabling us to ensure we offer the right solution for your needs. Whether it is a ground based railing structure or a Fall Protection project we will arrange a prompt visit to provide an accurate quotation for your work.

Installation

We can arrange installation on any project we quote for if required. Just ask our sales team for details.

Tube Cutting & Bending

Tube is available as standard in 3.2m lengths (half random). We are able to offer a cutting service to provide shorter lengths, please contact us for a quote. Additionally we can bend Tube to specific requirements, please contact us with the details. There is an additional charge for this service

Colour Coating

Fittings and Tube can be colour coated to any RAL colour as required. Please contact us for a quotation.

Technical Assistance

We can assist with any technical questions you may have regarding the use of our products and we can supply outline drawings to accompany our quotations. We have many years experience in building tubular structures and can offer recommendations on how to design projects for safe and efficient construction.

PortaRamp: Portable Disabled Access Ramp

We can also supply the PortaRamp Portable access ramp designed for disabled access to trains from platform edges, cars and pavements. Click here to view our dedicated website.

ANCHOR Bolts .
BALUSTRADE Components Fittings Posts Stainless Steel
BALUSTRADES DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M BS 8300/Building Regs Part M
BALUSTRADES External/Exterior/Outdoor .
BALUSTRADES Glass External/Exterior/Outdoor .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill Coloured/Tinted Glass
BALUSTRADES Modular Systems .
BALUSTRADES Polyester Finish RAL Colours
BALUSTRADES Stainless Steel .
BALUSTRADES Steel .
BALUSTRADES Tubular Systems .
BARRIER GATES EN 13374 Class A .
BARRIER RAILS Pedestrian Flow .
BARRIER RAILS Steel .
BARRIERS Boundary Marking .
BARRIERS Crowd Control .
BARRIERS Freestanding .
BARRIERS High Level Safety .
BARRIERS Industrial Walkway
BARRIERS Pedestrian .
BARRIERS Perimeter .
BARRIERS Portable Demarcation
BARRIERS Safety .
BARRIERS Steel .
BARRIERS Steel Safety Barriers
BARRIERS Temporary .
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Aluminium Fittings
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Antibacterial Antimicrobial Coating
BARRIERS Tubular Systems DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Galvanised
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Polyester Powdercoated RAL Colours
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Safety Barriers
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Steel
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Vertical Bar Infill
BARRIERS Tubular Systems Welded Mesh Infill Weldmesh
BEAM CLAMPS DIBt Approved .
BEAM CLAMPS Flange Clamps .
BOLTS Blind Bolts .
BOLTS Blind Bolts DIBt Approved
BOLTS Blind Bolts Eurocode3 / DIN 18800
BOLTS Blind Bolts Lloyds Register Approved
BOLTS Blind Bolts Mild Steel BS EN 10083
BOLTS Blind Bolts Stainless Steel BS EN 10088
BOLTS Blind Bolts Zinc Plated BS EN 12329
BOLTS Structural Steelwork Fixings .
CLAMPS Beam Fixing Systems .
CLAMPS Steel Sections Steel to Steel Connection Systems
CLAMPS Tubular Systems .
COLUMN PROTECTION Guards .
FABRICATIONS Tubular Structures .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT Anchors .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 795:1997: Class C .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT EN 13374 Class A .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Freestanding .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Steel .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Tubular .
FENCING Tubular Posts .
FIXINGS For Steel .
FIXINGS For Steel Connectors for Steel Sections and Beams
FIXINGS For Steel Flooring .
FIXINGS For Steelwork .
FIXINGS For Steelwork Non-Drill
FIXINGS To Steel Decks / Decking Building Services Equipment Fixing
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Fasteners
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Supports For Suspended Building Services
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Supports For Suspended Pipes and Pipework
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Suspension Fixings
FRAMEWORK STRUCTURES Tubular .
GUARD RAILS Aluminium .
GUARD RAILS Balcony .
GUARD RAILS BS 3049 .
GUARD RAILS DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M BS 8300 Building Regs Part M
GUARD RAILS Pedestrian .
GUARD RAILS Pedestrian Galvanised
GUARD RAILS Rooftop Systems .
GUARD RAILS Skylight Systems Rooflights
GUARD RAILS Skylight Systems Rooflights EN 14122 Part 3
GUARD RAILS Steel .
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems .
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT Approved Doc M
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems Quick Assembly Kits
HANDRAILS Aluminium .
HANDRAILS Colourcoated Aluminium .
HANDRAILS Corrosion Resistant .
HANDRAILS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT-Approved Doc M (ADM)- BS8300-Building Regs Part M Compliant
HANDRAILS Exterior .
HANDRAILS For the Elderly and Disabled .
HANDRAILS Hygienic Antibacterial Antimicrobial Coating .
HANDRAILS Industrial .
HANDRAILS Powder Coated Steel .
HANDRAILS Roof Safety .
HANDRAILS Steel .
HANDRAILS Tubular Systems .
HANDRAILS Tubular Systems Antibacterial Antimicrobial Coating
HANDRAILS Tubular Systems Polyester Powdercoated RAL Colours
HANDRAILS Tubular Systems Steel
HANDRAILS Wall Mounted .
HANDRAILS Warm to Touch .
PARAPET Handrails Guardrails
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Ear Defenders .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Ear Defenders BS EN 352-1:1993
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Ear Plugs .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Ear Protection .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Eye Protection BS EN166 1B
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Footwear .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Respirators .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Respirators EN 149
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Safety Footwear .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Safety Helmets .
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Safety Helmets EP 187
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Safety Reflective High Visibility
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR PPE Safety Reflective High Visibility EN 471
RAILINGS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M .
RAILINGS Modular .
RAILINGS Modular Systems .
RAILINGS Parapet .
RAILINGS Pedestrian .
RAILINGS Standardised Components .
RAILINGS Steel .
RAILINGS Steel Hot Dip Galvanised
RAILINGS Steel Tubular Systems
RAMP Guardrails DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M
ROOF Handrail Systems Fixed
ROOF Handrail Systems Freestanding
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Guardrails .
ROOF ANCHORS Man Anchors .See Also SAFETY ANCHORS:
ROOF EDGE PROTECTION Roof Edge Protection Systems Roof Edge Protection Barriers
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS BS EN 14122 .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS EN 13374 Class A .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Aluminium Handrails
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Fold Down Foldable Folding
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Galvanised Steel
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Aluminium .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Freestanding .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Steel .
ROOF SAFETY BARRIERS Railings Barriers Fencing .See Also ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS:
ROOF SAFETY STEPS Tile Single Safety Steps .
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Fixed
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Valley Frames Portable Mobile Walking Frames
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Aluminium
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Maintenance Access Routes
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Portable Open Mesh Walkways for Fragile Roofs
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Roof Mounted Stepovers / Step Over Systems
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Safety Walkways
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Slip Resistant Anti-Slip BS 4592
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Slip Resistant Anti-Slip BS EN 516 2006 CE Marked
ROOFLIGHT GUARDRAILS .
ROOFLIGHT SAFETY COVERS Fall Protection .
SAFETY ACCESS SYSTEMS .
SAFETY ANCHORS BS 7883 .
SAFETY ANCHORS BS EN 795 .
SAFETY ANCHORS Deadweight .
SAFETY ANCHORS Portable Deadweight .
SAFETY ANCHORS Portable Deadweight BS EN 795 Class C .
SAFETY ANCHORS Portable Deadweight BS EN 795 Class E .
SAFETY ANCHORS PPE Directive .
SAFETY BARRIERS Hand Rail Combined .
SAFETY BARRIERS Modular Systems .
SAFETY BARRIERS Road .
SAFETY BARRIERS Steel .
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems .
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M BS 8300 Building Regs Part M
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems Steel
SAFETY RAILS Aluminium .
SAFETY RAILS Freestanding .
SAFETY RAILS Quick Assembly Kits .
SAFETY RAILS Rooftop .
SAFETY RAILS Steel .
SAFETY RAILS Tubular .
SAFETY RAILS Tubular Design and Installation Services
STAIR BALUSTRADING Tubular Systems .
STAIR HANDRAILS Tubular Systems .
STRUCTURAL Fittings Tubular
STRUCTURAL Fittings Tubular Aluminium
STRUCTURAL Fittings Tubular Steel
TRAFFIC BARRIERS .See Also BARRIER GATES and CAR PARK: Barriers .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Segregation .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Tubular Systems .
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Aluminium Fittings .
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DDA Requirements BS 8300 Building Regs Part M EQUALITY ACT DOC M
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Design and Installation Services .
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Galvanised Cast Iron Fittings .
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Powder Coated Antibacterial Antimicrobial
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Powder Coated RAL Colours
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS Steel .
TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS TUV Certificate Holders .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Aluminium .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Freestanding .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Steel .
WALKWAYS Flat Roof .
WALKWAYS Roof .
ACCESSANKA Fall Arrest Equipment
BEAMCLAMP Fixings for Structural Steelwork
BOARD-WALK Rooftop Walkways
BOARDWALK Rooftop Walkways
BOXBOLT Fixings for Structural Steelwork
FASTFIT Steel Section Connection Systems
FLOORFIX Steel Floor Fixings
GIRDERFIX Steel Section Connection Systems
GRATEFIX Steel Floor Fixings
KEE ACCESS Tubular Construction Systems
KEE ANCHOR Fall Arrest Equipment
KEE COVER Rooflight Protection Rails
KEE DOME Fall Protection
KEE GATE Safety Gate Systems
KEE I-BOLT Fall Protection
KEE KIT Quick Assembly Safety Railing Kits
KEE KLAMP Tubular Construction Systems
KEE KOAT Corrosion Inhibitor
KEE LITE Tubular Construction Systems
KEE PROJECTS Tubular Construction Systems
KEE ROOFPOINT Fall Protection
KEE SAFETY Tubular Construction Systems
KEE WALK Roof Walkway Systems
KEEGUARD Fall Protection
KEEGUARD FOLDSHIELD Fall Protection
KEEGUARD LITE Fall Protection
KEEGUARD TOPFIX Fall Protection
PORTARAMP Portable Access Ramps
THREDKOAT Coatings
UNI-WEDGE Building Services Fixings
VALLEY-WALK Rooftop Walkways
WEIGHTANKA Fall Arrest Equipment
WIREANKA Fall Arrest Equipment

Kee Systems - Improving access for everyone

February 2021

The lack of access into commercial and public buildings is still a key issue affecting disabled people in the UK.

According to the ‘Facts and Figures 2018’ report published by The Papworth Trust on Disability, there are 13.3 million disabled people living in the UK, making up around 20 per cent of the overall population. The report also states that the most commonly reported accessibility difficulties for disabled people in accessing goods and public services are shopping (20 per cent), cinema, theatre and concerts (15 per cent) and pubs and restaurants (14 per cent).

This was illustrated in March, when a dispute between a restaurant owner in Cambridge and a disabled woman was settled outside of court after a step prevented her from entering the restaurant.

The case was taken to court and the restaurant owner agreed to cover the woman’s expenses and provide a donation to a charity to acknowledge the distress that she experienced. The owner also – and more importantly – improved the wheelchair access to the building. This is just one of many examples of disabled people not being able to access public buildings. Laws tackling the discrimination and inequality against disabled people in the UK have existed for a number of years.

These regulations state that “reasonable steps” need to be taken to ensure disabled people are not at a disadvantage when accessing commercial and public buildings. However, it seems that buildings are still not being built or upgraded to meet the required standards.

What is reasonable will depend on all circumstances, including the cost of an adjustment, the potential benefit it might bring to visitors, the resources a client has, and how practical the changes are. The Equality Act 2010 requires that property owners must think ahead and take steps to address barriers that impede disabled people.

Previously – under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) – adjustments to premises had to be made only where it would otherwise be ‘impossible or unreasonably difficult’ for a disabled person to access the property. Under the Equality Act, adjustments must be made where disabled people experience a “substantial disadvantage.”

A common solution can involve taking out physical structures like steps and replacing them with ramps, or simply providing handrails to aid wheelchair or other disabled users. In these cases, the precise obligations set out in ‘Building Regulation Approved Document M’ specify that handrail heights on all building stairways and ramps do not discriminate against any disability group.

On access ramp gradients, which vary from two through to five degrees, handrails need to be positioned on both sides, or centrally for a wide path, to allow a choice of which arm to use for support. They should be installed on both sides of the ramps that are longer than two metres and should, where possible, extend 300 mm beyond the top and bottom of the ramp or staircase. The Building Regulations stipulate an outside diameter tube size for such installations of between 40 and 45 mm, and must be offset in the case of a mid-height handrail.

Architects and specifiers must satisfy these regulatory requirements, yet also be able to meet customer demands on aesthetics as well as on cost-effective options. This is really important on retrofit projects, where the time and cost involved in removing handrails and replacing with a new structure can seem incredibly expensive.

One option is to adapt existing handrails to meet the requirements of Part M and the Equality Act. There are many solutions on the market which are ideal for heavy traffic environments, and which allow both speedy and seamless retrofitting as well as hassle-free and simple installation in a new build.

This is hugely important to those businesses where there is no option of down time. There are fittings available which provide versatility to help adapt to a particular installation’s requirements. These ensure that handrails can be assembled at any required angle, or to offer a midpoint connection to dual handrails, when required. One-piece 90˚ corner elbow and an adjustable elbow fitting, meanwhile, ensure that any new handrailing structure created can cope easily with different angles and changes in direction.

Product ranges which include ‘Add-on’ offset fittings remain popular; they lend themselves well to retrofit projects, where the new handrail can simply be added onto an existing structure of the appropriate size. Given the requirements of the Equality Act and Building Regulations, architects should aim to have handrail systems installed which children, the elderly, the disabled and even able-bodied adults can benefit from.

To find out more about our Kee Access range of DDA fittings, call us on 0208 874 6566 if you would like to make an enquiry.

Kee Systems - Roof Safety Solution for Twinings

January 2020

Roof Safety Solution for Twinings

We have provided a combination of safety products at the Twinings facility in Andover to provide a first-class edge protection solution for staff members accessing the rooftop.

Twinings is a leading manufacturer of high quality teas, with over 300 years of history at the site in Andover, Hampshire. Kee Systems was invited to the Twinings facility to assess the site and to offer a complete roof safety system. The building features a large roof with poor access and limited edge protection and required a safety solution to address these issues.

Having reviewed the site and the requirements, Kee Systems supplied and installed 320m of KeeGuard® systems to provide roof edge protection, 50m of Kee Klamp® tubular fittings to offer a railing system, four access platforms for safe access, eight Kee Gates®, and five access ladders to provide for safe access while working at height. Following the installation we were invited back to install additional platforms and gates.

“With a large roof with various levels, poor access and limited edge protection, we needed a practical solution that would address all issues,” says Alison Pembleton, Facilities Manager at R. Twining & Co Ltd. “Kee Systems came up with exactly the right solution at the right price. The installers work quickly, efficiently, and safely to deliver this project on time and to budget. We now have safe access on and around our roof.”

Products Used in this Case Study
Bespoke Mobile Access Platforms
Barrier and Railing Systems
KeeGuard
Bespoke Safe Access Platforms and Step Overs

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