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Freestanding Roof Edge Protection Guardrails

Using proven counterbalance design, the configuration of Heightsafe’s Freestanding Roof Edge Protection systems provide the ability to protect personnel with no need to penetrate the roof surface.

The system offers a collective measure of personal protection for those required to access and work on flat roofs. Freestanding Guardrail and Handrail offers the benefit of not directly penetrating the roof space, meaning it can be moved and changed to suit the needs of the space.

Additional elements can be added, the configuration can be easily changed, and the system is quick and easy to install. Freestanding Edge Protection is made using a counterbalance design, with recycled PVC rubber feet providing a non-slip base, and galvanised steel frames that offer the highest form of protection.

  • Weighted Guardrail Key Components
    Main and Intermediate Upright
    • Height fully adjustable from 850mm up to 1350mm
    • Removable top riser unit
    • Stainless steel grub screws and clinch nuts for extra durability
    • Pre-galvanised steel tube
    2.5 Metre Cross Rails
    • Pre-galvanised steel tube
    • Freestanding handrails are pre-cut to 2.5m lengths
    • Lightweight freestanding roof guardrail
    20kg Weight
    • 100% recycled PVC
    • Easy to carry weighing just 20kg
    • Will not damage roof surface
    D-End or Wall Fix
    • Pre-galvanised steel tube
  • Extras

    Heightsafe can also develop bespoke systems for any type of roof

  • Available for
    • Design
    • Supply
    • Install
    • Hire
  • Legislation and Standards / Testing and Compliance
    • 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
  • Did you know?

    It is recommended that collective protection systems should be tested and inspected at frequencies not exceeding 12 months. It would also be worth considering that these systems should be tested every 6 months for total peace of mind.  Heightsafe also provide Testing and Maintenance, ensuring your collective edge protection is compliant.

  • Frequently Asked Question

    Q: Will this system cause damage to my roof?
    A: No, Freestanding Weighted Guardrails have no impact on the existing roof surface, providing a collective means of protection whilst having no effect on any existing roof warranty’s you may have in place.

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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Edge Protection Specialists

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