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Aluminium Walkways

Last Updated: 29th October 2021

Create a safe access route for personnel Working at Height with Heightsafe’s Aluminium Walkways that suit a wide range of roof types.

Our aluminium walkways are manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 14122-2:2016: Working Platforms and Walkways. The system provides safe access on a wide range of roofs, allowing your facilities team to carry out essential cleaning and maintenance tasks.

We can supply aluminium walkways with handrails and optional toe boards. When specified with guard rails and access ladders it can form a collective measure that ensures anyone accessing the roof does so in a safe, compliant manner.

Aluminium walkways provide permanent safe access across fragile roof coverings when fixed to any good quality structure that is capable of withstanding the additional loading. Our aluminium walkways are lightweight, strong and can be fitted to a variety of different roof types such as a standing seam roof, metal profile roof and a flat roof. We can use levelling systems that allow aluminium walkways to be used to provide safe access when traversing a pitched roof.

When combined with our cable or track system in restraint or fall arrest, along with steps and ladders, it ensures your roof has end to end safe access. Steps can be used for safe access of inclined roofing areas and to step over obstacles.

Aluminium walkways tend to be the most aesthetically pleasing choice of walkway system, with flexible options to enhance the appearance further with a powder coat or anodised finish. At Heightsafe we work with you to understand your requirements, considering all aspects of safety and design during the process.

Most Recent Project Example

Ely Cathedral

Heightsafe were enlisted by Thomas Ford and Partners – Architects that specialise in transforming historic environments through building conservation – to install walkway systems on the top of both the Octagon and the West Tower, so that those carrying out vital restorative works would be safe whilst doing so. The Cathedral’s origins are around 672 AD, with the current structure dating back to around 1083, and so the building required a subtle solution that would not be seen from various different angles whilst maintaining the highest safety standards.

  • What standards do walkways need to comply with?

    Aluminium walkways have to comply with the following standards:
    BS 6399-1:1996 Loading for buildings. Code of practice for dead and imposed loads.
    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. This requires that walkways are inspected at least every 12 months by a competent organisation.

  • Why do I need a walkway?
    • Provides collective protection for anyone working or accessing the roof, regardless of the roof profile
    • Safe access around elevated or large industrial equipment
    • Prevents a person falling through a fragile roof surface
    • Avoids someone accidentally stepping on a roof light
    • Creates a defined route and guides workers away from hazards
    • Protects the integrity of the roof – foot traffic can create tiny cracks in the covering
    • Easy and safe access up a roof slope or across a pitched roof
  • Why choose an aluminium walkway?
    • Lightweight– minimises loading on the roof structure
    • Strong – can be used to create safe access across fragile roof coverings
    • Rigid – can be directly suspended from another structure or incorporate secondary steelwork
    • Versatile – can be fitted on all roof types
    • Low maintenance – will not rust and requires no repainting, saves on cost and manpower
    • Anodised finish – robust and attractive silver finish
    • Powder coated option – supply in any RAL colour to match existing roof design
    • Non-slip tread design – safe, all weather access
    • 100% recyclable – can form part of an environmental policy with no downgrading of its properties, and very little energy required for re-melting
    • Non Combustible – Aluminium does not burn or aid combustion
  • What support do I get?

    All walkways should be inspected by a specialist work at height company like Heightsafe Systems at least every 12 months.

    As part of our joined-up approach we can offer this service anywhere in the UK.

    Along with testing and inspecting our own aluminium or uPVC walkways, we can offer this service for other manufacturer’s systems.

    We can also deliver efficiencies to customers by carrying out testing and inspection of all other work at height, PPE and lightning protection equipment during the same visit. Call us today to find out more: 0203 819 7199.

  • What type of roofs are suitable for aluminium walkways?
    • Flat
    • Inclined
    • Pitched
    • Green / Brown
    • Glazed
    • Curved

    As well as roof walkways, other uses include:

    • Screening
    • Solar Shading
    • Staging
    • Bridge work
    • Cycle Paths
    • Industrial Flooring
    • Ventilation Grilles

    Suitable applications

    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Education
    • Leisure
    • Industrial
    • Infrastructure
    • Machinery

    Walkways from Heightsafe can be joined end to end to form a continuous run. Alternatively, they can be installed side by side to create safe deck area.

    We have installed our Heightsafe aluminium walkways in many situations such as cleaning access walkways on multi storey commercial buildings, maintenance walkways for atriums. For more information on our aluminium access walkways and other height safety equipment, please contact 0203 819 7199, and please feel free to ask about our free of charge survey.

Why Heightsafe?

A decade of protecting personnel who Work at Height!

Heightsafe are the UK’s leading choice for all Work at Height and Roof Access requirements, including specialist Roofing Walkway systems. Focus on core business activity as Heightsafe act as your specialist partner, providing you with peace of mind peace of mind knowing that you are in safe and trusted hands. Expert installation teams are highly qualified and receive regular refresher training to ensure the highest quality service for clients nationwide.


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