KeeGuard freestanding roof edge protection
Technical specifications

Installation instructions


The modular components of the KeeGuard fall protection railing system typically allow two installers to install 100m a day once all the materials are on the roof.

Stage 1

Starting at least 2m away from the roof edge at the corner, stand up the two support legs.

KeeGuard installation step by step

Stage 2

Place a Main Rail Tube (8610) into the bottom Saddle Clamp (135-8) of each of the standing legs.
Position the tube so there is at least 60mm protruding from the Saddle Clamp (135-8) and tighten the Grub Screw. These are located on the front of the Saddle Clamp (135-8).
Place the second Main Rail Tube (8610) into the top Saddle Clamp (135-8), positioning the tube as before, leaving at least 60mm of the tube protruding from the Saddle Clamp (135-8) and tighten the Grub Screw of the Saddle Clamp (135-8).

KeeGuard installation step by step

Stage 3

Form a corner via connecting 2No 90º Elbows (15-8) to one end of each of the Main Rail Tubes (8610).
Position a further Support Leg (3m max – EN 13374) (2.4m max – EN 14122-3) from the corner.
Slide a Main Rail Tube (8610) into the bottom Saddle Clamp (135-8) and 90º Elbow (15-8).
Slide a Main Rail Tube (8610) into the top Saddle Clamp (135-8) and 90º Elbow (15-8).
Tighten the grub screws of all clamps.

KeeGuard installation step by step

Stage 4

Working in pairs carefully lift the assembled bay and walk towards the leading edge.
Carefully place the bay in the desired position and slide the corresponding Counter Weight tube into the Base Foot.
CBT1 (Intermediate Support Leg) or CBT2 (Free Standing End Detail). Always ensure the bay is being held in position whist carrying out this part of the assembly.
At corner Support Legs there is no need for a PVC Counter Weight to be connected.

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Stage 5

Intermediate support Legs/PVC Counter Weights Slide 1No. Cantilever Tube (CBT1) into the Base Foot.
Do not tighten at this stage.
Place 1No. Collar (74-7) in the front slot of the PVC Counter Weight. Slide 1No. PVC Counter Weight on to the free end of the Cantilever Tube (CBT1).
Line and level guardrail.
Tighten all grub screws.

KeeGuard installation step by step

Stage 6

Working away from the corner slide a Straight Coupling (14-8) on to the top and intermediate Main Rail Tubes.
Position the clamp so the grub screws are facing outwards and tighten the Grub Screw at the connected end.
Stand up the next Support Leg at the desired position (3m max – EN 13374) (2.4m max – EN 14122-3).
Continue with this method of fitting the Main Rail Tube (8610) and Support Legs together for this run of guardrail, remembering to connect the intermediate Cantilever Tubes (CBT1) and PVC Counter Weights (440-7) to the Support Legs as you proceed.

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Stage 7

Free Standing End Details (refer to tables below)


EN 13374

Slide 1No. Two Socket Cross (26-7) on to the free end of the Cantilever Tube (CBT2).
Do not tighten at this stage.
Slide 2No. Small Cantilever Tubes into the free ends of the Two Socket Cross (26-7) and tighten the grub screws holding these tubes into position.
Place 1No. Collar (74-7) in the front slot of each PVC Counter Weight.
Slide 1No. PVC Counter Weight on to the free end of the Cantilever Tube (CBT2).
Slide 1No. PVC Counter Weight on to each of the free ends of the Small Cantilever Tube (CBT3).


EN 14122-3

Slide 2No. Two Socket Cross (26-7) on to the free end of the Cantilever Tube (CBT2).
Do not tighten at this stage.
Slide 4No. Small Cantilever Tubes into the free ends of each of the Two Socket Cross (26-7) and tighten the grub screws holding these tubes into position.
Place 1No. Collar (74-7) in the front slot of each PVC Counter Weight.
Slide 1No. PVC Counter Weight on to each of the free ends of the Small Cantilever Tube (CBT3).
Position all PVC Counter Weights as far from the Base Foot (130-875) as practically possible.
Line and level guardrail.
Tighten all grub screws. (See Fixed, Free Standing and intermediate Details).


WARNING

Under no circumstances should any person be anchored to the system for fall arrest purposes.

Further, components such as timber infill, advertising boards, polyethylene sheets must not be fixed to the system.

KeeGuard installation step by step

KeeGuard installation step by step

KeeGuard installation step by step


Full list of international standards

KeeGuard® has been independently tested and meets or exceeds the following requirements.

  • EN ISO 14122: PT3
  • EN 13374
  • HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
  • HSE Specialist Report No 15: 1988
  • HSE Sheet 21 “Working on Flat Roofs Protection Against Falls"
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code
  • EU Directives & CDM Regulations
  • BGV A1: 2000, BGG 928 & BGR 184
  • Health, Safety & Welfare Regulation 13 “Falls or Falling Objects” 1992
  • NFE 85-003
  • The KeeGuard® Freestanding System is TÜV Tested
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501, 29 CFR 1926.502
  • Canadian National Building Code 4.1.10.1(1)(e), 4.1.10.1(2), 4.1.10.1(4)
  • Ontario Building Code Section 4.1.10.1(1)(b), 4.1.10.1(2), 4.1.10.1(4)

Suggested 3-part specification

Part 1 - General

Summary: Provide and install freestanding KeeGuard® Roof Edge Fall Protection System, including tube railings, bases, counterweights, fittings and delivery to site. Reference: EN14122 Part 3 & EN13374 Class A, all applicable, local and national codes.

Finish: Tube for handrails, mid-rails, uprights and counterweight connection is to be galvanised mill finished to the requirements of EN ISO 1461.

Kee Klamp® Components shall be galvanised to meet EN ISO 1461.

Design requirements:

Railing shall consist of top rails, mid rails, uprights, counterweights and connections.

All tube connections to be Kee Klamp® structural tube components manufactured to the requirements of EN1562/1563.

Railing assembly shall be capable of withstanding a load of 300 N/m applied at any point on the top rail. Test in accordance with EN 14122 part 3/EN 13374 Class A.

Submittals:

Shop drawing: Indicate profiles, sizes, connections, size and type of fasteners and accessories.

Filed measurements:

Verify field measurements prior to assembly and/or ordering.


Part 2 - Products

Manufacturer: Kee Safety Ltd

Approved re-seller: Simplified Safety Ltd, Unit A2, Cradley Business Park, Overend Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7DW

Tel: 01384 476 107
E-mail: info@simplifiedsafety.co.uk

Components:

Tube: EN39 & EN10255.

Rails and posts: 48.3 OD steel tube, galvanised.

Kee Klamp components: Elbows, Crossovers, Wall flanges, Tees, Couplings, galvanised.

Mounting bases: Iron bases are galvanised and are supplied with a rubber pad on underside of the component.

Counterweights: Moulded recycled PVC.


Part 3 - Execution

Installation:

For all connections with Kee Klamp® Components, each set screw is to be tightened to 39 N/m of torque.

Placement of uprights and counterweights to manufacturer specifications as stated in the KeeGuard® Installation Instructions.

Terminate the run as stated in the KeeGuard® Installation Instructions.

Schedules:

Freestanding counterweighted guardrail system with 1.1m nominal height to provide a barrier on the roof which withstands a load of 300 N/m applied to the top rail per EN 14122 Part 3/EN13374 Class A.

Acceptable low slope, roof edge fall protection to be KeeGuard® manufactured by Kee Safety Ltd

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Frequently asked questions

What is KeeGuard?

KeeGuard is a modular, free standing roof edge protection system. KeeGuard can ensure that your employees and workers are safe when accessing a building roof top.
KeeGuard can be configured to suit the following roof types: flat (or low slope), narrow spaces or trapezoidal (or standing seams).

What is KeeGuard made of? / What are the components?

KeeGuard is formed of recycled PVC counterweights, galvanised tube and Kee Klamp fittings. Here is a full list of KeeGuard components.

What type of roof can I install KeeGuard on?

KeeGuard works on mostflat roofs (or roofs that have an angle of a maximum of 10 degrees).

Can you install KeeGuard for me?

Yes. For an additional cost, we can provide installation services should you need that. However, KeeGuard can be provided as a supply-only solution to help you keep costs down.

Can I install KeeGuard myself?

Yes. We show you how here. You do not have to be a certified installer either, BUT you have to make sure that you are trained to work at height. This is very important.

Installing KeeGuard is a two-person job.

Why would I buy KeeGuard as a 'supply only' solution?

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Your labour is already on site
  • Save costs on installation.

Can KeeGuard withstand harsh environments?

KeeGuard is made of galvanised steel (or aluminium, on request), which means that it has great anti-corrosion properties. KeeGuard components are supplied hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 standards.

Do I have to pierce the waterproof membrane of my roof to install KeeGuard?

No. KeeGuard is a counterweight solution, which means that it will not damage your roof and can be easily removed or moved if necessary.

Does KeeGuard require any welding?

No. KeeGuard is made of a Kee Klamp and tube system, which does not require any kind of welding when being put together. Each fitting attaches to the tube with grub screws (in-built into the fitting); you only need an Allen key to put everything together.

Will KeeGuard be suitable for my project?

All sites are different and there is a small possibility that KeeGuard is not be the best solution for your specific site. However, we will recommend an alternative solution if we think that KeeGuard is not the right choice.

How long does it take you to install KeeGuard?

KeeGuard installation is quick and hassle-free. However, installation depends on the size of your site. For example, 100m of KeeGuard can be installed in 8 around hours, by 2 people, provided that all parts are already on your roof.

What is the lead time on delivery for KeeGuard?

KeeGuard is usually shipped within one working day from receiving the payment from you.

Do you do site surveys?

Yes. Please get in touch with our team to arrange this. We will however ask you to send us as much info about your site as possible. We’d like to give you a rough quote on KeeGuard before commencing the site survey.

How do I get a quote for KeeGuard?

Fill in the form below and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Do you provide in-fill panels for KeeGuard?

Yes. Just get in touch for a quote.

How do I install KeeGuard?

We show you how here.

What tools do I need to install KeeGuard?

You do not need more than an Allen key or a torque wrench to tighten the set screws. However, you will find that installation goes faster if you use an impact driver.

How do I get KeeGuard on my roof?

Most components come palletized except for the pipe. Usually our customers move the KeeGuard components onto the roof by hand.

What standards does KeeGuard adhere to?

  • EN ISO 14122 Part 3 ‘Safety of machinery. Permanent means of access to machinery. Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails’
  • EN 13374 Class A ‘Temporary edge protection systems. Product specification, test methods’
  • HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 ‘Wind Code’
  • HSE Specialist Report No 15: 1988
  • HSE Sheet 21 “Working on Flat Roofs Protection Against Falls"
  • EU Directives & CDM Regulations
  • BGV A1: 2000, BGG 928 & BGR 184
  • Health, Safety & Welfare Regulation 13 “Falls or Falling Objects” 1992
  • NFE 85-003
  • The KeeGuard® Freestanding System is TÜV Tested
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501, 29 CFR 1926.502
  • Canadian National Building Code 4.1.10.1(1)(e), 4.1.10.1(2), 4.1.10.1(4)
  • Ontario Building Code Section 4.1.10.1(1)(b), 4.1.10.1(2), 4.1.10.1(4)

What if I need KeeGuard installed for an old building?

KeeGuard can be retrofitted onto older buildings. It also works well on new constructions.

What distance should I keep between each upright?

The standard bay size is 3m.

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