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Key Features for The Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System

The Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System is a permanent safety guardrail solution designed to protect individuals working on roofs from potential falls. Whether it’s roof maintenance, inspections, or routine tasks, this system ensures safety in environments involving work at heights. Let’s dive into some common questions to provide more comprehensive details about this Roof Guardrail System.

Freestanding roof edge protection system supplied by kite group

Safety First: What safety points does The Roof Edge Protection System provide?

The Freestanding Roof Guardrail System offers several safety features to protect individuals working at heights:

  • Fall Prevention: The system acts as a barrier, preventing accidental falls from rooftops or elevated surfaces.

  • Stability: The recycled plastic weights and galvanised posts create a stable base, ensuring the system remains firmly in place.

  • Compliance with Standards: Kite’s system adheres to various standards, including BS 13700, BS EN 13374, and BS EN ISO 14122-3, ensuring safety and quality.

  • Wind Load Resistance: Designed to withstand wind loads according to BS 6399:Part 2:1995, the system remains secure even during adverse weather conditions.

  • Health and Safety Compliance: It meets the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Work at Height Regulations, promoting a safe working environment.

Compliance with Standards: Which standards does The Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System adhere to?

This Guardrail System for roofs complies with various regulations and standards, ensuring safety and quality. These include:

• BS 13700:2021: Specifies requirements for edge protection systems.

• BS 8180-2011: Covers the design of aluminium structures.

• BS EN 13374:2004: Addresses temporary edge protection systems.

• BS 4592-0:2006+A1:2012: Pertains to industrial flooring and stair treads.

• BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001+A1:2010: Focuses on permanent means of access.

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

Regulations 2007: Ensures compliance with safety regulations.

Additionally, The Freestanding Roof Edge System performs to the requirements of:

• Wind Loadings to BS 6399:Part 2:1995

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

Optimal Installation Method: What is the recommended installation approach for The Freestanding Roof Edge Protection System?

To meet British Standards, Kite's Freestanding Handrail System for roofs should have a minimum height of 1100mm, attached to the galvanised posts. Here are the key installation guidelines:

• Galvanised Posts: The system utilises galvanised posts as the foundation. These posts should be spaced at 3 metres intervals for a cost-effective solution compared to other systems with 2-meter spans.

• Horizontal Tubes: The horizontal tubes are attached to the posts at 500mm intervals. If an existing upstand on the roof is not available, a 100mm Kickplate can be used.

• Outriggers and Recycled Plastic Weights: Each upright post connects to a Recycled Plastic weight through a 1200mm Galvanised outrigger. Double recycled plastic weights should be placed at the ends of the run.

Kite Group is proud to provide The System to many projects and sites during the previous years. The system is straightforward and requires no specialised training or drilling. Once the Freestanding Handrail is received, follow the provided instructions for a hassle-free setup.

Kite's Freestanding Roof Guardrails ensure peace of mind for anyone working at heights. Please feel free to explore our TopFix Roof Edge Protection system as another permanent solution to protect your roof from falls and accidents.

If you have any enquiries or questions about the system, please don't hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our experts.


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