A combination of Kee Systems‘ safety products have been installed at the Twinings facility in Andover, to offer a top quality edge protection solution for staff members on the rooftop.
Leading manufacturer of high quality teas Twinings has more than 300 years of history at the site in Andover, Hampshire; Kee Systems was invited to the facility to offer a complete roof safety system.
The building features a large roof with poor access and limited edge protection and required a safety solution to address these issues.
Having reviewed the site and the requirements, Kee Systems supplied and installed 320 metres of KeeGuard® systems to provide roof edge protection, four access platforms for safe access, eight Kee Gates®, 50m of Kee Klamp® tubular fittings to offer a railing system, and five access ladders to provide for safe access while working at height.
A year later, Kee Systems was invited back to install additional platforms and gates.
Alison Pembleton, Facilities Manager at R. Twining & Co Ltd, said that having a large roof with various levels, poor access and limited edge protection, meant a practical solution was needed that would address all issues.
“Kee Systems came up with exactly the right solution at the right price. The installers worked quickly, efficiently and more importantly, safely to deliver this project on time and to budget. We now have safe access on to and around our roof,” Alison said.
Compatible with a range of roof membranes, including concrete, asphalt, PVC membrane, and felt, KeeGuard® offers a free-standing roof edge protection system capable of keeping workers on the roof safe without endangering the roof membrane itself.
Employing a proven counterweight system, KeeGuard® combines a non-slip secure base with galvanised fittings and tube arranged in a modular configuration.
Kee Systems’ access platforms and step overs are custom built from either Kee Klamp® galvanised or Kee Lite® fittings and tube and can be designed up to 3m in height. When higher access is required, the platform is constructed with the addition of an extra support arm.
Kee Gates® are spring loaded so can automatically close behind the user, providing an added level of security and overcoming the potential for human error. This type of system is the more preferable solution to chains, bars or sliding tubes, as these more traditional forms of protection can lead to a hazardous void, if used incorrectly.
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