Blog / Simple solutions for safe maintenance
10 March 2017
By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager
As we leave the cold winter behind us, landlords and business owners once again begin to inspect the damage the freezing weather has wrought on their premises. This planned maintenance can include both plant and equipment as well as repairs to the roof itself, dependent on the type of roof.
This maintenance can often lead to serious injury or worse if correct procedures are not put in place, and the correct equipment is not used. Safesite provides several systems and solutions which make maintaining your building safe and efficient.
The Kee Walk® roof top walkway system is ideal for not only protecting workers at height, but it can also help to prevent slips and trips by providing a safe level, anti-slip walking surface on the roof. Kee Walk® can also be used to direct people away from hazards while protecting the roof surface from unnecessary foot traffic and potential damage.
If your property is one where regular access to the roof is a necessity, collective protection in the form of guardrails such as KeeGuard® and KeeGuard® Topfix can offer a cost effective solution. These systems can be used on their own to provide permanent edge protection or combined with Kee Walk® for a complete solution.
The KeeGuard® range of collective protection includes standard vertical, raked, radiused and folding systems, and is designed to provide permanent edge protection for areas where regular access is required for maintenance and inspection purposes. Each system is freestanding so does not require fixing into the roof’s structure or membrane and is suitable for installation on virtually any configuration of flat roofs up to a 10° slope.
If irregular access is required to your roof for short term maintenance work, our Mobile Man Anchor can help provide a safe solution for low frequency operations, overcoming the cost of a full perimeter guardrail system.
The portable deadweight system is compact and easy to assemble, and weights are supplied with suction cup rubber boots which protect the roof and increase friction resistance, enabling the anchor to be used on all roof membranes, even in wet weather.