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Freestanding Weighted Guardrails

Last Updated: 8th November 2023

When it comes to ensuring the safety of personnel working at heights, you need reliable solutions that don’t compromise the integrity of your roof. Heightsafe’s Freestanding Weighted Guardrails offer a cutting-edge solution that provides robust edge protection without the need to penetrate your roof surface.

Counterbalance Design for Ultimate Safety

Our Freestanding Roof Edge Protection systems are designed with a proven counterbalance configuration. This innovative design eliminates the requirement to penetrate the roof, safeguarding your roof’s structural integrity. Whether your team needs to access or work on flat roofs, our Freestanding Guardrail and Handrail systems are the ideal choice.

Adaptable and Versatile

One of the key advantages of our freestanding weighted guardrails is their adaptability. These systems can be easily moved and reconfigured to meet the specific needs of your space. Additional elements can be added, and the installation process is quick and hassle-free.

The Freestanding Edge Protection features key components such as Main and Intermediate Uprights, adjustable heights ranging from 850mm to 1350mm, removable top riser units, and stainless steel grub screws and clinch nuts for exceptional durability. Made from pre-galvanized steel tube, our 2.5-meter cross rails and pre-cut handrails are lightweight, easy to carry at just 20kg, and won’t damage the roof surface. They can be D-End or Wall Fixed and are designed with the highest standards of safety in mind.

Custom Solutions for Every Roof

At Heightsafe, we understand that not all roofs are the same. That’s why we offer bespoke systems tailored to the unique requirements of your roof. Whether you need to connect to ladder systems or bond to lightning systems, we have the expertise to provide the right solution for you. Our Freestanding Weighted Guardrails are available for design, supply, installation, and even hire.

Stringent Testing and Compliance

Safety is our top priority, and our Freestanding Weighted Guardrails adhere to the highest industry standards. These systems are rigorously tested and comply with key regulations, including:

  • EN ISO 14122 Part 3
  • BS EN 13374: 2013 & 2004 Class A
  • HSE INDG 284 “Working on Roofs”
  • HSG-33 Health and Safety in Roof Work
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code

It’s essential to note that collective protection systems should be tested and inspected regularly. We recommend testing at intervals not exceeding 12 months, with an option for more frequent testing every 6 months for total peace of mind. We also provide Testing and Maintenance services to ensure that your collective edge protection remains compliant and effective.

Freestanding Weighted Guardrails by Heightsafe

Choose Heightsafe’s Freestanding Weighted Guardrails for a safer and more versatile solution to protect lives and roofs. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and discover how our innovative systems can enhance safety while preserving the integrity of your roof.

Why Heightsafe?

UK Work at Height industry leaders in the supply and installation of Freestanding Edge Protection.

Operating throughout the UK, Heightsafe’s specialist installation teams are experts in their field – highly skilled and trained to ensure the highest quality solution for main contractors and end users alike. Boasting a wealth of industry standard accreditations, Heightsafe are proud to put safety above all else whilst providing cost-effective products, services, training and advice to clients nationwide. Wherever you are in the UK, with multiple or single sites, friendly specialists are happy to help with any of your Work at Height requirements.


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