Installations / A first class installation of radiused KeeGuard
Discreet Edge Protection
Safe roof access has been ensured at Warwick Business School following the installation of several KeeGuard edge protection systems.
Part of the University of Warwick, Warwick Business School is recognised as one of the world’s elite business schools. As with many sites, plant and machinery such as air conditioning units are housed on the School’s roofs which meant that access to the roof was required for maintenance of these units as well as for the roof itself. Fall protection was provided by lifeline systems, however high levels of training and supervision were needed for these systems to be used safely so an alternative solution was required.
Following a survey and assessment of the roof areas by Safesite, KeeGuard free standing guardrail was specified to provide edge protection on the roof, allowing maintenance work to be carried out in complete safety. Being freestanding, KeeGuard provides permanent edge protection without the need fix the system into the roof’s structure or membrane. A further benefit of the system is that it can be radiused so that it curves back gently towards the roof to provide a more discreet solution which was a requirement of the University.
“We wanted to install collective protection on the roof but we needed a system which wouldn’t detract from the building’s aesthetics,” explains Kevin Richardson, Maintenance Planner, University of Warwick. “Safesite’s radiused KeeGuard system provided a cost effective solution which met these particular requirements.”
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Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.