Anti-climb downpipe covers reduces unauthorised roof access

  • 27 Mar 2015

The recent case of an NHS trust being prosecuted and fined by the HSE after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof, highlights the risk to both service users and service providers of unauthorised access to roofs and other high level building areas.

Good practice would ensure that access to roof area is made as difficult as possible by using anti-climb products to prevent downpipes being used as a method of reaching dangerous heights.

Anti-climb downpipe covers for rainwater downpipes and soil pipes from Contour Casings

Contour Casings range of anti-climb downpipe covers

  • precision engineered from 2mm aluminium
  • can be powder coated to any colour to blend in with the building exterior or create a contrasting statement
  • can be warranted for up to 25 years
  • range includes chamfered and bullnose designs and sizes suit cast iron, plastic and aluminium rainwater and soil pipework
  • also available with access doors to enable rodding without having to remove the cover
  • can integrate with Contour’s anti-climb bullnose fascia system

The pipework protectors can be used in isolation to cover the lowest 2.5m or 3m of the downpipe, or as a whole system, including corners, Tee and stop ends to cover all exposed pipework.

Contour Casings,
Stafford Park 15,
TF3 3BB,

Phone: 01952 290 498
Fax: 01952 210 261

Visit Contour Casings' website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Contour Heating

Installing a DeepClean hospital radiator cover within a live ward - Contour

Installing radiators in a live environment poses unique challenges for the installer, which are amplified in care-cantered environments, such as hospitals, as Contour explain here…

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing

Sherwin Williams

Greengate riverside showcases Sherwin Williams’ partnering skills

Dowsil sealants have been supplied by the Sherwin Williams Company to one of Dow’s leading Quality Bond customers, Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL).

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

OnSite Support

OnSite Support championing women in construction

To recognise International Women’s Day on 8 March, safety expert OnSite Support has announced the measures it is taking to support women in construction.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Training