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Our Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System is a galvanised and highly versatile roof edge system to protect individuals from potential falls. It incorporates many unique features, including an aesthetic design for architectural applications and highly durable moulded recycled plastic weights with a long life span.

Our system is a permanent, modular, self-supporting guardrail system that is placed on flat or corrugated roofs to guarantee a wider range of applications on different surfaces.


Kite’s Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System is praised for its environmental features, as the whole system does not need any welding on site. It is also provided with counterweights made of recycled plastic to help reduce the carbon footprint and prevent pollution.

If you require help installing, contact Kite for details of an approved installer in your area. If you wish to continue shopping for other product ranges, feel free to click here.

Our unique Freestanding Roof Edge system and Roof Safety Barriers provide a safe environment for roof visitors who are working on flat roof areas, maintaining equipment such as air conditioning units, water tanks and aerials etc. The system will also take very little time and is easy to install and maintain. Its modular design means that it will create minimum disruption should it need repairing or parts removed. 

Extremely easy installation and integrated gates.

Stability is provided by cantilever counter balance weights and our patent pending system can be easily installed around the complete roof perimeter or as a guide rail for a specific area or piece of equipment to provide a permanent safe working area.

Overall, Kite's UK Guardrail Freestanding Roof Edge System forms a sturdy, lightweight and durable collective fall protection system.

When installed following approved guidelines, KITE Roof Edge Protection System meets the requirements of:

  • BS EN 13700:2021

  • BS 8180-2011

  • BS EN 13374:2004

  • BS 4592-0:2006+A1:2012

  • BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010

  • UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007


Also complies to:

  • Wind Loadings to BS 6399:Part 2:1995

  • Performs in excess of the HSE Specialist Inspector Report No.15 & HSG33 Health and Safety in Roof Work


System supplied galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461:2009


To comply with British Standard, Kite's Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System should be 1100 mm high, handrail centres 500 mm with a 100 mm Kick plates, unless there is an existing upstand on the roof. Uprights are placed every 3 metres with a 22 kg weight on a 1.2 m outrigger. Ends having double weights. The system should withstand 0.3 kn/m loading with no more than 25 mm deflection. 

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