Fall protection specialist Kee Safety has introduced Kee® Walk a new, permanent roof top walkway solution for use on composite, trapezoidal metal profiles and standing seam roofs. 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 on the market.
Kee® Walk is the only system of its type which complies fully with the harmonised European Standard EN 516:2006 (Prefabricated Accessories for Roofing Installations for roof access Walkways, treads and steps) which became mandatory in January 2006. It exceeds the deflection criteria and slip resistance requirements of this standard and achieves almost double the friction requirement of BS 4592 in both wet and dry conditions. Specifying Kee® Walk will help those companies needing to meet the requirements of Work at Height Regulations. The system is fully compatible with all horizontal safety line systems including Kee Safetys own KeeLine® system.
Providing a level, anti-slip walking surface, Kee® Walk modules can be easily connected together to form a clear demarcation route. This ensures that the roof is protected from unnecessary damage with the pedestrian weight uniformly loaded across the surface of the walkway. Kee® Walk is ideally suited to flat, barrel and sloping surfaces.
Kee® Walk is supplied in standard modules, which can be supplied ex-stock for rapid installation on virtually any rooftop project. The modules are supplied as 1.5 and 3m pre-assembled sections to suit the requirements of different roofs. These lightweight modules are constructed from glass reinforced nylon treads attached to aluminium support beams that are fixed to the roof surface. Steps and a traverse option, complete with an adjustable hinge, enable a Kee® Walk installation to be adapted to roof configurations from 0 through to 35 degrees. The installer can easily set the angle of the steps, by removing the locating bolt in the hinge, adjusting the angle and replacing the bolt at the desired point on the hinge. No bespoke parts are required.
For full details on Kee® Walk and the companys range of compatible Personal Protection Equipment, including harnesses, lanyards, helmets, knee pads and boots, visit www.keesafety.com/uk. Full technical support and advice on walkway requirements is available direct from the company.
Kee Safety Ltd is the UK division of Kee Safety International, a global safety company with offices in Canada, France, Germany, Poland, UAE and USA. The Kee Safety International business is divided into four sectors; Safety Components, Safety Systems, Safe Access Solutions and Safe Fixings. Safety Components incorporates the top-selling Kee Klamp® fittings, the corrosion-resistant Kee Lite® range and DDA compliant Kee® Access fittings typically used in handrailing and other tubular structure applications. Safety Systems incorporates a number of collective and personal fall protection solutions, including KeeGuard® roof edge fall protection, Kee Dome® skylight guardrail, KeeLine®® horizontal life line system and the Kee Anchor® portable deadweight man anchor system. Safe Access Solutions covers the industrial flooring and hand railing systems provided by the groups British Standard Gratings business. Finally, in Safe Fixings the company offers the versatile BeamClamp®® and BoxBolt® steelwork fixing solutions widely used in curtain walling and other secondary steelwork applications.