Installations / Safesite installs roof safety solutions for Britvic
Safe Access to Roofs
Safesite recently installed KeeWalk®, KeeGuard®Topfix and KeeLine® systems and a number of CAT access ladders for Britvic Soft Drinks to ensure safe roof access at all times at its Robinson Concentrate Squash manufacturing facility in Norwich.
During a major refurbishment programme it was identified that regular access would be required onto the warehouse roofs for routine inspection and maintenance of roofs and gutters. We were contacted to carry out a survey of the roof areas and recommend the most appropriate, and cost effective,solutions to providing a safe working area for the required inspection and maintenance tasks.
KeeWalk® rooftop walkway systems have been installed to provide a non slip walkway across the roof and along the valley gutters for maintenance purposes. The flexibility of KeeWalk® enabled it to adapt to the changing roof angles as well as provide a stepped solution where required.
Bespoke KeeGuard® TopFix systems have been installed alongside KeeWalk® to provide permanent protection where the gutters run along the roof edges. KeeGuard® Topfix provided the ideal edge protection solution as it has been specifically designed for metal profile roofs such as Britvic’s. KeeLine® Horizontal life line systems provide fall restraint protection on the upper roofs which are access via CAT access ladders.
Alex Francine, Britvic’s Regional Project Manager commented, “Safesite understood our requirements and was able to offer both standard and bespoke solutions to meet these exactly. The company provided us with a very efficient and professional service throughout from the initial survey and design of our systems through to the fabrication, installation and project management.”
Rise in working at height safety breaches
Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.
Suspended sentence for repeated safety breaches
Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.