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Aluminium Walkways


Last Updated: 2nd October 2023

When it comes to ensuring the safety of personnel working at heights, Heightsafe’s Aluminium Walkways are the go-to solution. Our aluminium walkways are meticulously designed and manufactured to meet the stringent standards outlined in BS EN ISO 14122-2:2016: Working Platforms and Walkways. They provide a secure access route on a wide range of roof types, empowering your facilities team to carry out essential cleaning and maintenance tasks with confidence.

Heightsafe’s Aluminium Walkways: Features and Benefits

Versatility for All Roof Types

Our walkways are highly adaptable and can be fitted to various roof types, including standing seam roofs, metal profile roofs, flat roofs, and even pitched roofs using levelling systems. This versatility ensures safe access across diverse roofing structures.

Comprehensive Safety Measures

Safety is paramount. We offer walkways with handrails, optional toe boards, guard rails, and access ladders. These features combine to form a collective safety measure that guarantees anyone accessing the roof does so in full compliance with safety standards.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Aluminium walkways are not just about functionality; they’re also aesthetically pleasing. You have the option to further enhance their appearance with a powder coat or anodised finish. At Heightsafe, we collaborate closely with you to ensure that safety and design are seamlessly integrated.

End-to-End Safe Access

When combined with our cable or track system in restraint or fall arrest, along with steps and ladders, our walkways provide comprehensive end-to-end safe access. Steps are particularly useful for inclined roofing areas and overcoming obstacles.

Roof Preservation

Our aluminium walkways are designed to distribute weight evenly, protecting the integrity of the roof by minimising the risk of creating tiny cracks in the covering. This preservation aspect is crucial for long-term roof health.

Low Maintenance and Eco-Friendly

Aluminium walkways are not only robust but also low maintenance. They do not rust and require no repainting, saving both cost and manpower. Additionally, aluminium is 100% recyclable, aligning with environmental policies and sustainability goals.

Compliance and Regulations

Our aluminium walkways adhere to several crucial standards, including BS 6399-1:1996 for loading on buildings and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998, which mandates annual inspections by competent organisations. These walkways provide collective protection, prevent falls through fragile roof surfaces, and guide workers away from hazards.

Customisation and Continuous Runs

Our walkways can be customised to meet your specific needs. They can be joined end to end to create a continuous run or installed side by side to create safe deck areas, making them highly adaptable to your requirements.

Applications Beyond Roof Access

Our aluminium walkways have a wide range of applications beyond roof access, including screening, solar shading, staging, bridge work, cycle paths, industrial flooring, and ventilation grilles. They are suitable for various sectors, including residential, commercial, education, leisure, industrial, infrastructure, and machinery.

Aluminium Walkways by Heightsafe

For safe, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing roof access solutions, Heightsafe’s Aluminium Walkways are the ideal choice. Our walkways guarantee the safety and security your project demands. Contact us today to learn more. Your safety is our priority, and we’re here to provide the solutions you need for safe, reliable roof access.

  • 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 and PPE equipment during the same visit.

  • 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.

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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