When collective protection is the preferred method of providing a safe working environment but it is not desirable to have railings permanently visible on the roofline of a building, KeeGuard® Foldshield provides an ideal solution.
Designed for use on slopes up to 10 degrees, this folding system is suitable for use on asphalt, concrete, mineral felt or PVC sheet covered roofs and complies with the requirements of EN 13374 & 14122.
Utilising a hinged version of the standard KeeGuard® base fitting, the guardrail can easily be lifted into place when work is in progress and then quickly folded back down when finished.
KeeGuard® Foldshield offers all the flexibility of standard KeeGuard® allowing continuous runs, fixed ends, corners, changes in direction etc, or can be installed in 6m sections with ‘D’ returns to enable it to be folded quickly and simply. A simple locking pin is all that needs to be removed from the fitting to allow it to pivot.
With a maximum bay size of 2 metres it can be used in both restrained and unrestrained applications. In order to use the folding fitting in a restrained situation, an additional support prop is added to the uprights at six metre intervals to allow sufficient room for the fitting to pivot. A minimum roof up-stand of 250mm is required.
The unique hinged base foot provides support to the system and allows it to be set vertically at 90º. When the guardrail is not required this Base Foot allows the system to be folded flat on to the roof. The Base Foot connects the Cantilever Tubes and Counter Weights and is bonded with fluted rubber matting for membrane protection. Material: Malleable cast iron to BS 1562 and galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461.
We offer a full design and installation service to ensure compliance with all major standards and statutory requirements.
We can visit the location to execute a full inspection including a measuring service so that the correct information is gathered. Furthermore, we are able to provide a full installation service to assist in meeting any deadlines and site needs. Our installation teams are professional and excel in the assembly of our safety systems.