KEE SAFETY LTD

CRADLEY BUSINESS PARK
OVEREND ROAD
CRADLEY HEATH
WEST MIDLANDS B64 7DW

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Suppliers of: Safety Handrails, Pedestrian Guard Rails, Tubular Construction System, tubular Handrail System, safety Balustrading, Tubular Construction, Rooftop Guardrail System, anti-fall systems, Aluminium Structural Fittings, Man Anchors, roof life line systems, Sa

Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of tubular fittings and bespoke systems for railings, barriers, roof edge protection and fall prevention. Established in the UK in 1934, the range has expanded from our original KEE KLAMP products into a portfolio of safety equipment, all designed to separate people from hazards.

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Main Product Ranges:

Collective Fall Protection

Rooftop guard rail products that provide a safe working environment. Free standing edge protection plus skylight and roof hatch railing products designed to prevent falls from height.

KeeGuard: Free Standing Roof Edge Protection: A free standing collective fall protection system that does not penetrate the roof membrane. The system is fully tested and meets or exceeds current roof top safety requirements.

KeeGuard Foldshield: KeeGuard® Foldshield Free Standing Folding Roof Edge Protection: Free standing non-penetrative roof edge protection, foldable to protect buildings aesthetics and easily re-erected when required.

KeeGuard Topfix: KeeGuard® Topfix Roof Edge Protection for Standing Seam and Metal Profile Roofs: A collective fall protection solution for metal profile and standing seam roofs, utilises a standard base plate with multiple fixing centres.

KeeGuard Premium: KeeGuard® Premium Roof Edge Guardrail System Without Counterweights. Non-penetrative roof edge guardrails without counterweights, ideal for roofs with limited space.

KeeGuard Ladder Kit: KeeGuard® Guardrail Ladder Kit for Ladder Access Points: Permanently fixed guardrail either side of an existing fixed ladder with a self-closing safety gate.

Kee Dome: Skylight Fall Protection: Kee Dome® is a free standing skylight fall protection system which does not penetrate the roof membrane.

Kee Cover: Kee Cover® Fragile Roof Light Covers: Adaptable cover for roof lights on trapezoidal and standing seam roofs:

Personal Fall Protection:

Horizontal life line, walkway, a portable deadweight anchor system and eyebolts are the main constituents of the Kee Safety range. Additionally a range of accessories is available.

Kee Line:The Safety Solution for Engineered Life Lines: KeeLine®  complies with EN795: 2012, wire based personal protection system for roof installation on most roof types or horizontal / overhead applications on structures.

Kee Walk: The Safety Solution for Roof Top Walkways: Kee Walk® provides a safe, anti-slip, level walkway for anyone who needs to access a roof in the course of their work. Now also available with Integrated Guardrail for Rooftop Walkways.

Kee Anchor: Portable Dead Weight Anchor Solution: A modular dead weight anchor fall prevention system; Kee Anchor can be used in conjunction with horizontal safety lines and for rope access work.

Kee i-bolt: Safety Eyebolt Solutions: A comprehensive range of Class A1 safety anchors; featuring the removable KEYANKA eyebolt and the RINGANKA portfolio suitable for use in brick, concrete, masonry and steel.

Safety Access Solutions

A portfolio of safe access solutions which allow people to work safely, whether on a roof, on a raised platform or within a production environment.

New - Kee Walk®: Step-Over Platform Kits: A range of modular, off the shelf step-overs available in kit form, that provide a safe means of access where obstructions exist on a roof such as pipework, plant equipment and conduits. Now also available with Integrated Guardrail for Rooftop Walkways.

Kee Gate:  KeeGate® Self Closing Safety Gates. A range of fully adjustable self closing, spring loaded safety gates for internal or external applications in industrial environments.

Pallet GatesA range of gates which provide safe access for employees involved in loading and unloading pallets onto mezzanine floors. 

Bespoke Access Platforms: Work Platforms. Mobile or static access platforms designed and built to customer specifications using KEE KLAMP or KEE LITE fittings.

Safety Barrier Systems

From the inventors of Kee Klamp®, the most extensive range of tubular fittings, in either malleable cast iron or aluminium.

Kee Klamp: Safety Barrier Components: Kee Klamp cast iron tubular fittings offer the most flexible solution for the construction of safety railing, handrails, guardrail and barrier solutions. New Product launch: Kee Klamp Slope Fittiings for increased slope connections.

Kee Lite: Safety Barrier Components: Kee Lite aluminium components offers flexible solutions for the construction of safety railing, handrail, guardrail and barriers.

Kee Access: Components for DDA Handrails: Kee® Access components are used to create safety handrailing that complies with the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Kee Mark: A modular free-standing demarcation system composed of steel uprights and heavy duty rubber bases. Perfect for immediate needs and quick setups.

Kwik Kit: A kit that allows you to create a sturdy railing system without welding, and the added advantage of safety yellow rails. Kwik Kit safety railing kits are pre-packaged with 6-foot post spacing for straight sections, corner sections or extension sections. Learn more about this product.

Steel to Steel Connections

An extensive range of clamping products designed for making steel to steel connections without the need for drilling or welding.

BeamClamp Steel To Steel Connection Fixings: Flexible approved solutions for connecting steelwork together without the need for drilling or welding on site. Saving installation time and eliminating the need for skilled labour reduces the overall cost of the connection.

Fast Fit Steel To Steel Connection: Fast Fit, a new product in the BeamClamp range, is an off the shelf engineered clamping solution to connect two steel sections together without the need for on-site drilling or welding. All you need to secure two sections together comes in one box. The system allows for varying angles that can be easily achieved by sliding the beams relative to each other.

BeamClamp Floor Fixings: BeamClamp floor fixings allow chequer plate and open steel flooring to be fixed to the supporting steelwork without the need to drill or weld on site. They can fix down the flooring without needing access to the underside.

BeamClamp Suspension Fixings: The suspension fixing range is designed for suspending building services from steel framed structures and metal decking profiles. It features the unique UNI-WEDGE fixing.

BoxBolt Cavity Fixings: The Approved Blind Steelwork Fixing: An approved blind cavity fixing for structural steelwork where access is restricted to one side only.

 

ACCESS LADDERS Roof Access .
ACCESS LADDERS Safety Mounting Devices .
ACCESS PLATFORMS Mobile .
ACCESS PLATFORMS Purpose Made .
ACCESS PLATFORMS Roof Mounted Roof Safety
ANCHOR Bolts .
ANCHORS . .
ANCHORS Fixing .
ANCHORS Socket .
ARCHITECTURAL METALWORK Elevated Walkways .
BALUSTRADES DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M BS 8300/Building Regs Part M
BALUSTRADES External .
BALUSTRADES External Glass .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill Coloured / Tinted Glass
BALUSTRADES Modular Systems .
BALUSTRADES Polyester Finish RAL Colours
BALUSTRADES Steel .
BARRIER RAILS Pedestrian Flow .
BARRIER RAILS Powder Coated .
BARRIER RAILS Steel .
BARRIERS Boundary Marking .
BARRIERS Freestanding .
BARRIERS High Level Safety .
BARRIERS Industrial Walkway
BARRIERS Pedestrian .
BARRIERS Perimeter .
BARRIERS Portable Demarcation
BARRIERS Post and Rail .
BARRIERS Safety .
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 Welded Mesh Infill Weldmesh
BEAM CLAMPS DIBt Approved .
BEAM CLAMPS Flange Clamps .
BEAM CLAMPS Lloyds Register Approved .
BOLTS Blind Bolts .
BOLTS Blind Bolts DIBt Approved
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 Curtain Wall Fixing .
BOLTS Facade Fixing .
CABLE Runways .
CLAMPS
CLAMPS Beam Fixing Systems .
CLAMPS Rigging Adjustable
CLAMPS Steelwork Adjustable
CLAMPS Steelwork CE Marked
CLAMPS Tubular Systems .
CURTAIN WALLING Fixing Systems .
EXHIBITION Display Stands Demountable
FABRICATIONS Tubular Structures .
FACADE SYSTEMS Fixing Systems .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT Anchors .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS 5062:1985 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 795:1997: Class C .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT EN 13374 Class A .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT EN 360 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT EN 361 .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Aluminium .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Complete Services .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Freestanding .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Steel .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Supply and Fit Services .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Tubular .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Using Counterweight Blocks .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Wire Based Personal Protection Systems EN 795:2012 .
FIXINGS For Gratings .
FIXINGS For Hollow Material .
FIXINGS For Metal Decks .
FIXINGS For Steel .
FIXINGS For Steel Frame Fasteners
FIXINGS For Steel Flooring .
FIXINGS For Steel Flooring Chequerplate Flooring
FIXINGS For Steel Flooring Open Bar Grating
FIXINGS For Steelwork .
FIXINGS For Steelwork Non-Drill
FIXINGS For Steelwork Non-Drill Adjustable
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Fasteners
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Supports For Suspended Building Services
FIXINGS To Steel Girders Supports For Suspended Pipes and Pipework
FRAMEWORK STRUCTURES Tubular .
GANTRIES Bridge .
GANTRIES Mobile .
GANTRIES Purpose Made Bespoke .
GANTRIES Steel .
GANTRIES Travelling .
GATES Industrial Pedestrian Self Closing .
GATES Safety Gates CE Marked
GATES Safety Gates CSA Requirements
GATES Safety Gates Double Gates
GATES Safety Gates EN 13374 Class A CE Marked
GATES Safety Gates EN ISO 14122 Parts 3 and 4
GATES Safety Gates External
GATES Safety Gates Fixed Ladders EN 4211
GATES Safety Gates Fixed Ladders Full Height Single Gates
GATES Safety Gates Industrial
GATES Safety Gates Internal
GATES Safety Gates OSHA Requirements
GATES Safety Gates Pallet Width Gates
GATES Safety Gates Salt Spray Resistant
GATES Safety Gates Self-Closing
GATES Self Closing .
GUARD RAILS Aluminium .
GUARD RAILS Aluminium Anti Bacterial Anti-Microbial Coating
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 Antibacterial Antimicrobial Coating
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT Approved Doc M
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems Polyester Powdercoated RAL Colours
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems Quick Assembly Kits
GUARD RAILS Tubular Systems Wire Mesh Infill
HANDRAIL Brackets .
HANDRAIL Components .
HANDRAILS Aluminium .
HANDRAILS Colourcoated Aluminium .
HANDRAILS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT-Approved Doc M- BS8300-Building Regs Part M Compliant
HANDRAILS Exterior .
HANDRAILS For the Elderly and Disabled .
HANDRAILS For the Elderly and Disabled DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M
HANDRAILS Iron .
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
LADDER Restraint Fixings .
LADDER Roof Hooks .
LADDER Safety Braces .
LADDER Ties .
LADDERS Rolling Gantry .
PALLET GATES .
PARAPET Handrails Guardrails
RAILINGS Modular Systems .
RAILINGS Modular Systems .
RAILINGS Pedestrian .
RAILINGS Standardised Components .
RAILINGS Steel .
RAILINGS Steel Tubular Systems
ROOF Handrail Systems Fixed
ROOF Handrail Systems Freestanding
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Guardrails .
ROOF ACCESS SYSTEMS Purpose Made .
ROOF ANCHORS Man Anchors .See Also SAFETY ANCHORS:
ROOF EDGE PROTECTION Roof Edge Protection Systems Roof Edge Protection Barriers
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Bespoke Purpose Made .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS BS 6399 Part 2 .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS BS EN 14122 .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS EN 13374 Class A .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Aluminium Handrails
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Aluminium Handrails and Uprights
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Counterbalance Free / Confined Spaces
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Fold Down
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Freestanding Guardrails Galvanised Steel
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Ladder Access Point Kits .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Safety Wire Systems .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Aluminium .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Freestanding .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Freestanding Collapsible .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Modular Systems .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Self Supporting .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Steel .
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Steel Antibacterial Antimicrobial
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS Tubular Steel Polyester Powdercoated RAL Colours
ROOF SAFETY BARRIERS Railings Barriers Fencing .See Also ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS:
ROOF SAFETY HOOKS . .
ROOF SAFETY LINES SYSTEMS BS EN 795:1997 .
ROOF SAFETY STEPS Tile Single Safety Steps .
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Fixed
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Ridge .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Aluminium
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Maintenance Access Routes
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Roof Mounted 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 .
RUNWAYS Cable .
RUNWAYS Overhead .
RUNWAYS Permanent .
SAFETY ACCESS SYSTEMS .
SAFETY ACCESS WIRES .
SAFETY ACCESS WIRES Stainless Steel .
SAFETY ANCHORS Anchor Points .
SAFETY ANCHORS BS 5062:1985 .
SAFETY ANCHORS BS 7883 .
SAFETY ANCHORS BS EN 795 .
SAFETY ANCHORS Deadweight .
SAFETY ANCHORS Portable Deadweight .
SAFETY ANCHORS PPE Directive .
SAFETY ANCHORS Roof Anchor Points .
SAFETY BARRIERS Hand Rail Combined .
SAFETY BARRIERS Industrial .
SAFETY BARRIERS Modular Systems .
SAFETY BARRIERS Road .
SAFETY BARRIERS Temporary .
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems .
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems Aluminium
SAFETY BARRIERS Tubular Systems Cast Iron Fittings
SAFETY BARRIERS Warehouse Barriers BS EN 15512:2009
SAFETY BOLTS AND HOOKS See Also ANCHORS .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS BS 7883 .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS BS 7883 CE Approved to PPE Directive
SAFETY EYEBOLTS BS 795 Class A .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Internal Socket .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Removable .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Security Eyebolts .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Stainless Steel .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Steelwork .
SAFETY EYEBOLTS Window Cleaners BS EN 795 .
SAFETY FIXING SYSTEMS Roof Safety Wire Systems .
SAFETY FIXINGS Window Cleaning .
SAFETY LADDER Anchorage Systems .
SAFETY RAILS Aluminium .
SAFETY RAILS Freestanding .
SAFETY RAILS Rooftop .
SAFETY RAILS Steel .
SAFETY RAILS Tubular .
SAFETY TIES .
SIGNS Safety .
SIGNS Safety Aluminium
STEP OVER LADDERS Access Step Overs BS 14122-3
STEP OVER LADDERS Access Step Overs Purpose Made
STEP OVER LADDERS Fixed Units .
STRUCTURAL FITTINGS Tubular .
STRUCTURAL FITTINGS Tubular Aluminium .
STRUCTURAL FITTINGS Tubular Steel .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Segregation .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Aluminium .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Freestanding .
TUBULAR STRUCTURES Steel .
WALKWAYS Expanded Mesh .
WALKWAYS Expanded Metal .
WALKWAYS Expanded Metal Aluminium
WALKWAYS Expanded Metal Anti-Slip
WALKWAYS Expanded Metal Stainless Steel
WALKWAYS Expanded Metal Steel
WALKWAYS Flat Roof .
WALKWAYS Mesh .
WALKWAYS Metal .
WALKWAYS Open Tread .
WALKWAYS Open Tread Safety Slip Resistant
WALKWAYS Purpose Made .
WALKWAYS Roof .
WALKWAYS Steel .
WALKWAYS Steel Prefabricated
WORK PLATFORMS See Also ACCESS PLATFORMS: .
ACCESSANKA Roof Anchor System
BEAMCLAMP Steelwork Fixings
BOXBOLT Anchor Bolt
BOXSOK Fixing Tools
FAST FIT Steel To Steel Connection Systems
FASTFIT Steel To Steel Connection Systems
FLOORFIX Steelwork Fixings
GRATEFIX Steelwork Fixings
KEE ACCESS Safety Handrail
KEE ANCHOR Portable Deadweight Anchors / Man Anchors
KEE CHECK Safety Equipment Inspection Service
KEE COVER Rooflight Protection
KEE DOME Skylight Fall Protection
KEE GATE Safety Gate Systems
KEE GUARD Rooftop Guardrail System
KEE I-BOLT Roof Anchors
KEE KLAMP Tubular Construction
KEE KOAT Rust Inhibitor
KEE LINE Safety Wire Systems
KEE LITE Aluminium Structural Fittings
KEE MARK Demarcation Barriers
KEE MODULES Roof Edge Protection Systems
KEE SIGN Safety Signs
KEE STAINLESS Balustrades & Handrails
KEE TRACK Fall Protection Systems
KEE WALK Roof Walkway Matting
KEEGATE Safety Gate Systems
KEEGUARD Rooftop Guardrail System
KEEGUARD FOLDSHIELD Roof Edge Protection System
KEEGUARD LITE Aluminium Roof Edge Protection
KEEGUARD PREMIUM Roof Edge Protection Systems
KEEGUARD TOPFIX Roof Edge Protection Systems
KEELINE Handrail System
KEY WALK Modular StepOver Kits
KEYANKA Removable Eye Bolt
KWIK KIT Warehouse Barriers
LINEANKA Roof Anchor System
POSTANKA Roof Anchors
RINGANKA Safety Eyebolts
THREDKOAT Anti-Corrosion Coatings
TOPANKA Roof Anchor System
TOPFIX LITE Roof Edge Protection System
UNI-WEDGE Steelwork Fixings
WEIGHTANKA Roof Anchor System
WIREANKA Roof Anchor System

What Does The New BS 13700 Mean For Permanent Roof Guardrail Installations?

March 2022

The BS 13700 standard, which was published in July last year, provides long-awaited guidance for the design, performance, testing, and inspection of permanent counterweighted roof guardrail systems. The standard provides clarity around the design and addresses the concerns many consultants faced when specifying rooftop guardrails.

However, before we explain what BS 13700 is about, and what it means for the installation of permanent roof guardrails, it’s important to understand why these systems are specified and why the new standard needed to be introduced.

Why guardrails are a popular form of fall protection?

Whenever we recommend a rooftop safety solution to our customers, we always follow a simple 4 stage hierarchy of control to recommend the most appropriate form of fall protection.

Avoid working a height
Prevent falls using collective equipment
Prevent falls using personal protective equipment
Minimise distance using personal protective equipment

If the hazard cannot be eliminated by designing out the danger or through changing working practices, then the preferred option is always to use collective measures such as guardrails which protect everyone on the roof.

Simple really; if you want to protect people working on or accessing your roof, you should install a rooftop guardrail. But when you start looking at the different types of guardrails and what standards they need to conform to, the decision is not as straight forward as you might assume.

What type of rooftop guardrail is best?

When deciding on which guardrail system to specify for the roof, you need to think about what the guardrail is there for. If you want the guardrail to be taken down once work is completed, then you will probably just need a temporary system, or possibly a folding one, but if you want to protect people working on your rooftop, then you will need a permanent solution, as access to the roof will be required several times a year.

Many permanent guardrails are fixed directly into the roof structure, and while this will provide suitable protection, these systems do have their drawbacks. For example, drilling holes into the roof to fix the system could void your roof warranty or cause costly water damage.

Permanent freestanding guardrails such as KeeGuard are the best option, as they are based on a simple cantilevered design that provides unrivalled strength, stability and safety, and does not require the roof membrane to be penetrated during installation.

A freestanding guardrail system has the additional benefit of being quick and easy to install making it ideal for retrofitting as it avoids any business downtime or disruption to the building’s occupants or workforce.

Which standards should your roof guardrail comply with?

Once the decision has been made as to which type of permanent roof guardrail should be specified, fixed or freestanding, the next decision is which standards should it comply to. It is always preferable to have standards to work to and for most fall protection systems, this can be relatively simple. However, when it came to permanent guardrails there was a lot of confusion, especially as existing standards were open to individual interpretation.

Roof edge protection was typically designed to comply with one of the following standards:

EN 13374 2004 Temporary edge protection systems. Product specification, test methods (preceded by Temporary Systems - HSE Specialist Inspectors Report – Design Loadings for Temporary Roof & Floor Edge Protection (HSE/SIR 15 – 1988)
Permanent Systems - BS 6180: 1982 Protective Barriers in and about Buildings
Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures – Part 1-4: General Actions – Wind Loads
EN 14122-3 standard, which is intended for guardrails around plant and machinery

However, it was never clear which standard should be followed. For example, EN 13374 relates to temporary edge protection and does not specify the correct height of 1100mm for permanent guardrails. In addition, the stated wind loading requirements only apply to certain locations, which caused problems when specifying the system outside of the UK.

There was also the critical question of which standard was applicable to a system that was not physically connected to the building, in other words, the increasingly popular permanent counterweighted edge protection.

The answer now is BS 13700:2021

This new standard has been written specifically for manufactured permanent counterweighted guardrail systems that are not fixed directly to the roof’s structure, such as the KeeGuard system, and provides clear best practice guidance for those designing, testing, maintaining and inspecting these types of systems.

As a manufacturer of freestanding, counterweighted edge protection systems, Kee Safety naturally ensures that our product ranges comply with BS 13700 and all other relevant global standards and legislation, but what does the new standard mean to specifiers, installers and the building owner?


Some critical points of BS 13700 include:

Each installation will require site specific wind speed calculations that conform to wind loading criteria set out in BS EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1:2010.
All installations must be designed according to the specific wind calculations in relation to location, the height of the building, and exposure level.
Each installation must have a System Technical File, as outlined in BS 7883:2019, which is produced by the designer and given to the duty holder for the life of the system.
The System Technical File must be made available to anyone carrying out future inspection and maintenance of the system.
Annual inspection must now be carried out on permanently installed counterweighted guardrail to the manufacturer’s recommended examination regime.
Wind calculations should be retrospectively applied to verify the original product’s wind design during the annual inspection.

If a permanent freestanding guardrail system was installed prior to July 2021, it is the responsibility of the building owner, premises or health & safety manager to have the system inspected and retrospective wind calculations carried out to verify that the original design complies with the new standard.

Find out more about BS 13700 and how it could affect you
Ensuring safe and compliant roof edge protection solution

The introduction of BS 13700 has gone a long way in clearing up the confusion surrounding compliance to recognised international standards. This is the first time clear and concise best practice requirements for permanent counterweighted guardrails systems have been provided.

Evidence must now be provided on the design of the system, wind calculations and inspection regimes to demonstrate that the system has been designed, installed, inspected and maintained to the highest standards.

As you can see, the specification of a guardrail system can be complex which is why you should always seek the assistance of professional and competent companies. If you need help with your project or would like further information on BS 13700 to enable you to comply with the standard, please get in touch with us.

Kee Safety - New Range of Skylight Fall Protection Covers

May 2021

For a number of years Kee Safety Limited has supplied a full range of Kee Cover® Skylight protection panels to provide fall protection on different sizes of Longitudinal skylights i. e. rooflights that run up and down the slope of a roof or in line (longitudinal) with the roof profile.

We now offer a full range of Kee Cover Skylight protection panels to provide protection on Traverse rooflights that run primarily across (traverse) the profile of the roof as shown in the picture above.


What is the purpose of the Traverse Kee Cover?

Having a full range of Traverse Kee Cover modules means that we can provide fall protection for all configurations of skylights that may be found on the roof of a building. Coupled with the Kee Dome® product for dome style skylights we now have a full portfolio of fall protection systems for all types of roof top skylights.


How are the Traverse Kee Cover skylight panels configured?

Every installation will start with a primary panel which has tube on all four sides. Extension panels which have tube on 3 sides are then added to cover the full width of the skylight.


What are the dimensions of the Traverse Kee Cover skylight panels?

All panels are 1m wide and we have options to cover panels in different heights. The options are 3.6m, 2.4m, 2m, 1.5m and 1.2m. These sizes will cover all of the standard sizes of traverse skylights that are installed.

What standards should the panels comply to?

The panels should comply to EN 1873:2014 - Prefabricated Accessories for roofing and ACR(M)001-2014 The Red Book - “Test for non fragility of profile sheeted roofing assemblies”.

Is the Traverse Kee Cover skylight panel available in a raised version?

No – at this time we have only configured the traverse Kee Cover skylight panels for the standard low level style. If there was a requirement for a big installation of traverse skylights in a raised format these could be set up.

Are the Traverse Kee Cover skylight panels available now?

Yes - the panels can be ordered from Kee Safety Limited now.








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