A modular free standing roof edge protection system that does not penetrate the roof membrane.
Collective Fall Protection
To reduce risk taken by people working on a roof we need to select and use the right fall protection. For contractors and engineers accessing flat roofs to carry out essential building, repair and maintenance work, safety guardrailing afforded by collective roof edge protection system can make a major contribution to minimising danger. The collective fall protection system that is selected must meet the highest safety standards. Our KeeGuard® rooftop guardrail system is fully tested and meets or exceeds current rooftop safety requirements. Not all free standing roof edge protection systems offer this level of security of rooftop areas.
Rooftop Guardrail System
KeeGuard® is a modular free standing rooftop guardrail system which does not penetrate the roof membrane. KeeGuard® works on a proven counterweight system, recycled PVC weights provide high visibility, non-slip secure base that does not penetrate the roof membrane. Galvanised fittings and tube deliver collective protection which ensures a safe working environment for anyone working on a roof.
The KeeGuard® roof edge protection system offers maximum flexibility for most rooftop configurations, almost any flat roof up to 10 degrees can be accommodated. The system is available for different roof types, either for use where a restraining wall such as a parapet is in place or where the rooftop is completely open around the perimeter. The KeeGuard® roof guardrail system can be used for retrofitting to older buildings as well as for new constructions.
The KeeGuard® systems is also available in a lightweight aluminium version.
There is also available a newly launched KeeGuard® Foldshield folding version and a unique, fixed roof edge protection system named KeeGuard® Topfix especially designed for standing seam metal roofs.
Features & Benefits of the KeeGuard® Roof Edge Protection System
Provides collective protection for all working on a roof
Works on a proven counterbalance system
No penetration of the roof membrane
Minimum components for ease of installation
Unique open style fitting allows quick installation of horizontal rails
No welding, threading or bolting required on site
Suitable for use on concrete, asphalt, PVC membrane and felt roof surfaces
Modular design allows reconfiguration on site if needed
Sections can be added to or taken down, for reconstruction elsewhere
Compatible with almost all configurations of flat roofs up to 10 degrees slope
Setting The Rooftop Safety Standards
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501, 29 CFR 1926.502
EN ISO 14122 Part 3
EN 13374 Class A
BS 6399 : Part 2 Code of Practice for Wind Load
Design & Installation Service
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Site inspection service
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Suggested Specification for KEEGUARD ROOF EDGE GUARDRAIL SYSTEM
PART l - GENERAL
Summary: Provide and install freestanding KeeGuard® Roof Edge Fall Protection System, including tube railings, bases, counterweights, fittings and delivery to site.
Reference: EN14122 Part 3 & EN13374 Class A, all applicable, local and national codes.
Tube for handrails, mid-rails, uprights and counterweight connection is to be galvanised mill finished to the requirements of EN ISO 1461.
Kee Klamp® Components shall be galvanised to meet EN ISO 1461.
Railing shall consist of top rails, mid rails, uprights, counterweights and connections.
All tube connections to be Kee Klamp® structural tube components manufactured to the requirements of EN1562/1563.
Railing assembly shall be capable of withstanding a load of 300 N/m applied at any point on the top rail. Test in accordance with EN 14122 part 3.
Shop drawing; Indicate profiles, sizes, connections, size and type of fastners and accessories.
Verify field measurements prior to assembly and/or ordering.
PART ll PRODUCTS
Manufacturer: Kee Safety Ltd, Cradley Business Park, Overend Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 7DW, England. Tel: +44 (0) 1384 632 188, Fax +44 (0) 1384 632 192. www.keesafety.co.uk
Kee Safety has recently worked with a leading global digital infrastructure company in the Middle East to allow safe access onto one of its data centre roofs. The facility’s roof had 5 sections, 3 were membrane roofs and 2 were sandwich panels, which meant the chosen solution needed to work with both roof types.
Both standard guardrail and lifeline systems were ruled out early on in the project, as there were concerns about the weight of the standard guardrail using steel tube on the roof sections, while the roof structure would have to be penetrated during installation of the lifeline. The potential risk of water leakage and dust contamination was too great for the extremely sensitive environment below.
The solution was the installation of KEEGUARD LITE - our free standing roof top guardrail with lightweight aluminium tube. The simple counterbalance construction provided collective protection without compromising the roof membrane.
Our in-depth loading calculations were able to confirm that using aluminium tubing would reduce the overall weight of the system to an acceptable level.
Non-penetrating solution, so roof membrane will not leak
Counterbalance engineering provides maximum strength
No need for welding, bending or threading of tube allows fast and simple installation on site
Offers lower installation cost than fabricated tube
Delivers reliable collective fall protection
KEEGUARD - our modular, free standing railing system provides a permanent, safe and dependable barrier for the roof edge and does not penetrate the roof membrane . The KEEGAURD roof edge protection system is EN and OSHA compliant, and third-party tested for reliability.
Yes, a toeboard can be supplied at the customer’s request.
Can KeeGuard be used as an anchor?
The KeeGuard system is not intended as an anchor and cannot be used as an anchor or tie off point to support any workers or equipment suspended off the roof.
Can the KeeGuard system be painted?
KeeGuard components can be painted by the customer before or after installation. KeeGuard components are also available powder coated in any RAL color at the customer’s request (extra charges apply for powder coating). Powder coating takes place prior to shipment.
Can the KeeGuard system be used to protect snow removal workers on rooftops in cold climates?
The design of the system allows for protection of the worker while allowing snow to be shoveled over the mid rail and off the roof.
Does KeeGuard need to be inspected or maintained after installation?
Once properly installed, the KeeGuard system is considered a permanent installation. We recommend that any fall protection system be inspected on a routine basis for maximum liability protection for the building owner.
Does the KeeGuard system comply with the current UK safety regulations?
The KeeGuard system has been tested to comply with all EU norms.
Does the KeeGuard system offer advantages over a horizontal life line system or harness system?
Yes. KeeGuard Roof Edge Fall Protection Railing System is a passive, collective fall protection system which is preferred by safety consultants. Lives have been lost in work related falls resulting from workers not using harnesses properly. The KeeGuard system removes the potential of that risk. Harness systems require training and proper and regular use. The embedded anchor for a harness system could later leak and cause costly water damage. The worry of not enough harnesses for rooftop workers is eliminated.
How do I buy the KeeGuard system?
Each KeeGuard System is individually engineered for your premises. For further information, call 01384 632 188 to speak to our KeeGuard sales desk.
How does the KeeGuard system stay on the roof if it isn’t bolted through the roof membrane?
The system employs a tested and proven counterbalance system, the KeeGuard system(Patents in effect) is a roof edge railing fall protection system that keeps the workers on the roof without endangering the roof membrane itself.
How long does it take to install KeeGuard? Are special skills or tools required?
With the use of the new KeeGuard open style fitting (standard), two workers with minimal experience and simple hand tools can be installed up to twice as fast as most other systems. All materials should be delivered to the rooftop using a hoist, crane or other mechanical method. No power tools are required.
Is KeeGuard intended for temporary or permanent installation?
The system is intended as a permanent fall protection solution, however since it is a modular system, the system can be disassembled and moved if needed or for maintenance tasks.
Is KeeGuard more expensive than using a Harness/Tie Off system?
The installed cost of KeeGuard is competitive with horizontal life line systems.
Will installation of KeeGuard reduce insurance premiums?
Insurance premiums are often impacted by steps taken by the building owner to reduce hazards to their workers. More importantly, building owners’ liability will be strictly examined if an industrial accident occurs and preventative measures (such as KeeGuard) were not taken.
Are all the materials used in the KeeGuard system protected from corrosion?
Galvanised, tube is used for vertical, horizontal and counterbalance supports and Kee Klamp components are all galvanized at our factory. The grub screws used to assemble the components and pipes together are all protected by Kee Koat® which is a special corrosion resistant coating. KeeGuard fall protection system is engineered using special components and is designed to withstand a full range of outdoor conditions.
Can the KeeGuard system be installed on a sloped roof?
The system can be used on any style of flat roof with a slope up to 10 degrees.