Whether it’s a free standing, weighted guard railing, or a mechanically fixed system, guard rails offer edge protection to both pitched and flat roofs in England.
Guardrail Edge Protection Systems
Guard rails enable safe access to roof structures, whether it be for maintenance, plant installation or inspection. Unlike with roof line and anchor systems, specialist harness and man-safe line training is not required to gain access to a guard rail protected roof.
One of the major costs associated with roof maintenance is scaffolding, with a permanent guard rail system installed, there is no need for full scaffolding for future roof works. This amounts to a major saving in the long run. A guard rail system allows a workforce without specialist training access to the roof, further facilitating cost savings.