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Edge Protection – Guardrails and Handrails

Last Updated: 19th April 2022

Collective measures of protection for personnel regularly Working at Height, as recommended by the HSE’s hierarchy of control.

Heightsafe supply a wide range of Guardrail Systems to suit your specific building requirements, helping to eliminate height safety risks that your employees or contractors are exposed to whilst working at height. Our designs offer the flexibility to cover all roof types, whilst also providing a simple modular system that is easy to install for collective roof edge protection.

When you choose Heightsafe, you can expect:

  • A nationwide service for guardrail installation, supply only and hire
  • Very competitive pricing (trying our best to beat any like for like quote)
  • Quick response times when available, always in stock
  • Our specialist Work at Height teams carry out all of the work

It is recommended that all collective protection systems should be tested and inspected at frequencies not exceeding 12 months, dependent on frequency of use. Heightsafe also provide Testing and Maintenance, ensuring your collective edge protection is compliant.

If installing a Guardrail isn’t the right solution for you, Heightsafe also offer a full range of Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Systems, providing you with an alternative fall protection solution. If you would like to speak to a member of our expert installation team, simply click to contact us.

Guardrail and Handrail

Edge Protection that collapses when not in use – perfect for listed and historic buildings due to its folding, freestanding configuration.

Fixed Guardrail and Handrail

Due to its fixing capabilities to parapets, this form of Edge Protection delivers 24/7 protection for personnel Working at Height.

Freestanding Guardrail
and Handrail

Using counterbalance design, its configuration provides the ability to protect personnel with no need to penetrate the roof surface.

Guardrail and Handrail

A cost-effective alternative to temporary scaffolding with short term hires – providing the highest levels of safety for personnel.

  • Powder Coated Guardrails and Handrails

    Available in many different colours, powder coatings are thick without running or sagging. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings, enduring all weather conditions.

  • Aluminium Guardrails and Handrails

    Manufactured from a high-grade aluminium silicon and providing a lightweight and anti-corrosion resistance. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings with very low maintenance.

  • Stainless Steel Guardrails and Handrails

    Corrosion resistant and high strength. Stainless steel is a perfect option for both indoor and outdoor use due to impact resistance and its nonporous properties.

Why Heightsafe?

Operating throughout the UK, Heightsafe have expert knowledge when it comes to work at height.

Specialist teams hold all relevant and industry standard health and safety accreditations, so you have peace of mind knowing you are in safe and trusted hands. Offering a full 360 service, wherever you are in the UK, with multi or single sites, Heightsafe are able to help.


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Related Products and Services

Edge Protection Compliance Testing

Guardrail and Handrail systems used as a collective measure of protection for personnel Working at Height should be inspected at least once every 12 months.

Height Safety Awareness Training Courses

Ensure personnel are aware of the risks and control measures whilst Working at Height with Heightsafe’s specialist Height Safety Awareness Training.

Roof Top Safety Awareness Training Course

Safeguard personnel by providing them with the knowledge and information on key hazards and how to Work at Height safely.

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Get in touch with our friendly specialists today for free, no obligation advice on your Collective Edge Protection requirements.

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