Safe access for staff at Bradfield College thanks to Kee Systems
Kee Systems, a leading supplier of Kee Klamp® fittings, has provided Bradfield College in Berkshire with a permanent safety solution to allow staff members to safely access the roof and eliminate any possibility of slips, trips and falls.
With staff requiring access to the roof for the canteen chiller room, a temporary scaffold guardrail and walkway system was previously put in place. However, due to the risk of being on the roof, the college decided to have a permanent solution installed. London-based, Kee Systems was invited to the college to advise on the most appropriate cost-effective safety solution.
“We were looking for a permanent solution that would fit in a difficult area that is regularly used” says Kevin Clarke, Health and Safety Manager at Bradfield College. “The products recommended by Kee Systems were exactly what we needed and have given us a first class walkway that takes into account the tricky angled roof. The products are excellent and provide a quick and effective solution to our access problems.”
Upon visiting the site, Kee Systems assessed the situation and specified two of its safety solutions. KeeGuard®, a modular freestanding guardrail was installed around the roof perimeter. This is an easy to install modular system which is safe, versatile and does not penetrate the roof membrane.
To ensure safety under foot, a Kee Walk® traversing modular walkway was also specified to reduce the risk of staff slipping, tripping or falling when accessing the chiller room. As an off-the-shelf, modular system which can be easily adapted to a wide range of different roof types, pitches and configurations, Kee Walk® is much easier to install and more cost-effective than other walkway systems currently available on the market.
Established in 1946, Kee Systems provides a prompt, courteous and efficient service to customers throughout the UK. As a market leader in the supply and installation of structural tube and fittings, Kee Systems offers a total package from technical advice and specification to site surveys, estimating and a full supply and installation service as required. Kee Systems holds large stocks of all products and offers a rapid turnaround on orders. For more information, visit www.keesystems.com.