Safesite Limited has installed a radiused KeeGuard edge protection system at Warwick Business School in order to ensure safe access to the School’s roofs.
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 systems such as these require high levels of training and supervision 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 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.”
Safesite has a team of qualified engineers and designers who are able to adapt systems to provide a solution to virtually every requirement. The company remains committed to ensuring that work at height is carried out safely and offers advice regarding compliance with the latest legislation as well as CPD, health & safety and product training.