Understanding Roof Safety Systems: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding Roof Safety Systems

Roof safety systems comprise of various elements designed to prevent falls and safeguard personnel working at heights on roofs. These systems are vital in industrial and commercial settings, providing dependable protection against the inherent dangers of working on roof spaces. Roof safety systems can include guardrails, safety lifelines, roof anchors, and walkway systems, each customised to suit the specific needs and configurations of different roof types.

Fall Arrest Systems

Rooftop Safety Lifeline System

The Rooftop Safety Lifeline System, an essential component of our fall protection systems, guarantees that workers can carry out their tasks safely without the risk of falling. This system is specially designed for environments where fixed fall protection options are not feasible. It enables workers to move freely and securely across the roof, always connected to a safety line.

Kee Line Roof Safety Systems

Why Use Kee Line Personal Protection?

  • Uninterrupted Protection: Workers remain securely attached at all times, ensuring consistent fall protection.
  • Tailored Solutions: Designed to accommodate various roof types and configurations.
  • Certified Safety: Fully complies with the stringent standards of EN 795:2012, ensuring robust fall protection.

Guardrails

Edge Protection Roof Guardrail Systems

Kee Guard Freestanding Roof Edge Protection represents a crucial segment of our fall protection offerings. This system acts as the first line of defense against falls, providing a barrier that keeps workers safely within the confines of the roof. For more information on safety standards and regulations for working at height, visit the Health and Safety Executive

Man Anchor Roof Safety Systems

Versatile Edge Protection Solutions for Your Specific Roof

  • Modular System: Adaptable to accommodate complex rooftop obstacles and varying roof types, ensuring seamless installation and strong protection.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Available in various colours to blend with the building, enhancing both safety and visual appeal.

Roof Anchors

Mobile Man Anchor Systems

Our Mobile Man Anchor System is designed for adaptability and ease of use, providing effective fall protection where permanent anchor points cannot be installed. This system is especially useful for temporary setups or where roof penetration must be avoided to maintain integrity and warranties.

Man Anchor Roof Safety Systems

Key Features:

  • Easy Installation: Quick to deploy without the need for drilling or permanent modifications.
  • Versatility: Its modular design makes it easy to transport and assemble, offering reliable fall protection on various roof types.

Horizontal Lifelines

Kee Walk with Guardrail

Kee Walk is an integrated fall protection system that includes a horizontal safety lifeline and guardrails, ensuring safe access across the roof. This system is designed for optimal safety and adaptability, accommodating different roof layouts and ensuring workers are protected from edge-related hazards.

Kee Walk Rooftop Walkway Safety System
Kee Walk Rooftop Walkway and demarcation Safety System. Manufactured by Kee Safety and distributed, installed and maintained by Harcon Fall Protection & Safety Solutions, Manchester North West.

Advantages of Kee Walk:

  • Adaptive Design: Tailors to specific roof contours, providing safe, defined access paths for maintenance and inspection tasks.
  • Comprehensive Protection: Combines robust walkways with safety guardrails, enclosing workers in a secure environment.

Roof Walkways

Safe Rooftop Walkway Systems

Kee Walk systems provide a safe, anti-slip path across various roof types, protecting the roof surface from wear and traffic damage while ensuring the safety of maintenance personnel. This system is crucial for any comprehensive roof safety strategy, facilitating safe and efficient access to work areas.

Kee Walk Roof Safety Systems

Kee Walk rooftop walkway for sloped roofs

Benefits of Kee Walk Systems:

  • Modular Configuration: Easily configured to suit any roof layout, ensuring effective protection and safe access.
  • Enhanced Safety: Provides a sturdy and safe pathway, effectively reducing the risk of falls from heights.

Kee® Step Roof Step Overs

Kee® Step Roof Step Overs create a safe, anti-slip route over rooftop objects and obstructions without penetrating the roof membrane. Adjustable step sections allow for use on both flat and sloped roofs, offering a versatile solution for safe access in complex environments.

Kee Step Roof Safety Systems

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Safe Rooftop Access: Tailored to span over pipework, HVAC systems, and other obstructions, custom-built for each specific roof.
  • Traverse All Levels: Handles changes in level and height on various roof types, ensuring secure access.
  • Modular Design: Allows for easy installation without welding, providing flexibility and minimal site disruption.
  • Long Lasting and Slip Resistant: Made from durable materials like aluminium or galvanised steel, with slip-resistant treads compliant with BS 4592.

Why Kee® Step?
Kee® Step platforms are essential for maintaining high safety standards, and complying with rigorous safety regulations such as BS EN 14122-3. They are designed and tested to ensure reliability and compliance with current safety standards.

Roof safety systems are a crucial investment for any industrial building where personnel are required to work at height. By understanding the different types of systems available and how they function to prevent falls and provide safe access, building owners and managers can make informed decisions about the best solutions for their specific needs.

At Harcon, we offer a range of reliable and compliant roof safety systems, including fall arrest systems, roof edge protection, mobile fall protection, and roof walkways, to ensure the health and safety of your workers.


Contact Us to Discuss Your Project For more information or to discuss how our roof safety systems can be integrated into your project, please contact our experts. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable solutions tailored to meet the specific safety requirements of your industrial or commercial project.

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