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Kee Systems provides Twinings
with a roof safety solution
A combination of safety products from Kee Systems have been installed at
the Twinings facility in Andover to provide an edge protection solution for
staff members accessing the rooftop.
Kee Systems was invited to the Twinings facility to assess the site and to
offer a complete roof safety system. The building features a large roof with
poor access and limited edge protection, and required a safety solution to
address these issues.
Having reviewed the site and the requirements, Kee Systems supplied
and installed 320m of KeeGuard systems to provide roof edge protection,
four access platforms for safe access, eight Kee Gates, 50m of Kee Klamp
tubular fittings to offer a railing system, and five access ladders to provide
for safe access while working at height. A year later, Kee Systems was
invited back to install additional platforms and gates.
Alison Pembleton, facilities manager at R. Twining & Co, said: “Having
a large roof with various levels, poor access and limited edge protection, we
needed a practical solution that would address all issues. Kee Systems came
up with exactly the right solution at the right price. The installers worked
quickly, efficiently and more importantly, safely to deliver this project on
time and to budget. We now have safe access on to and around our roof.”
Compatible with a range of roof membranes, including concrete,
asphalt, PVC membrane, and felt, KeeGuard offers a free-standing roof
edge protection system capable of keeping workers on the roof safe without
endangering the roof membrane itself. Employing a proven counterweight
system, KeeGuard combines a non-slip secure base with galvanised fittings
and tube arranged in a modular configuration.
Kee Systems’ access platforms and step overs are custom-built from
either Kee Klamp galvanised or Kee Lite fittings and tube, and can be
designed up to 3m in height. When higher access is required, the platform is
constructed with the addition of an extra support arm.
Kee Gates are spring-loaded so can automatically close behind the
user, providing an added level of security and overcoming the potential
for human error. This type of system is the preferred solution to chains,
bars or sliding tubes, as these traditional forms of protection can lead to a
hazardous void, when used incorrectly.
Kee Klamp is a range of cast iron tubular fittings that can be installed
using a standard hex key. Each fitting incorporates an internal set screw
to lock the respective fitting safely and securely onto the tube to create a
strong, stable and safe structure. The Kee Klamp system securely joins
structural steel tube into almost any conceivable configuration across a
variety of angles, and is also capable of accommodating on-site variations.