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Safety Handrails

When it comes to ensuring the safety of workers operating at height, Safety Handrails are a fundamental component of edge protection systems. These versatile barriers provide a secure boundary to prevent falls from roofs, staircases, walkways, and other elevated surfaces, offering both permanent and temporary solutions tailored to various needs.

Last Updated 20th May 2024

What are Safety Handrails?

A Safety Handrail System, also known as a Guardrail System or Edge Protection System, serves as a critical safety measure designed to prevent falls from the edges of buildings and other elevated structures. These systems are essential in safeguarding workers, providing a secure barrier that reduces the risk of accidental falls. In addition to roof edges, Safety Handrails are often installed along staircases and walkways, ensuring stability and support for individuals navigating potentially hazardous areas.

Permanent and Temporary Safety Handraila

Permanent Safety Handrails: For long-term safety, Heightsafe offers robust Safety Handrails that can be fixed to various surfaces, including roof parapets, staircases, steps, and walkways. These handrails are designed to withstand the rigours of constant use and harsh weather conditions, providing a reliable fall protection solution for any permanent structure.

Freestanding Safety Handrails: In situations where penetrating the roof or surface is not feasible or desirable, freestanding Safety Handrail Systems offer an effective alternative. These systems are designed for flexibility and can be installed without damaging the underlying surface, making them ideal for leased buildings or structures with sensitive roofing materials.

Collapsible Handrail Systems: For buildings where aesthetic considerations are important, collapsible handrail systems provide a discreet safety solution. These systems can be folded down and hidden from view when not in use, making them perfect for historic buildings or locations where permanent handrails would detract from the visual appeal.

Handrail Hire: Heightsafe also offers Safety Handrails for hire, providing a cost-effective and flexible option for temporary projects. This service is ideal for short-term needs, offering a practical alternative to scaffolding without the commitment of a permanent installation.

Customisation and Durability

Heightsafe’s Handrail and Guardrail Systems are available in a variety of materials, including aluminium and stainless steel, and can be powder-coated to match specific colour requirements. All systems are designed to be corrosion-resistant, ensuring durability and longevity in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Testing and Maintenance for Safety Handrails

To maintain the integrity and effectiveness of Safety Handrail Systems, regular testing and maintenance is crucial. Heightsafe provides comprehensive compliance testing and remedial work services to ensure that all handrail and guardrail systems meet the necessary safety standards. It is recommended that edge protection systems undergo testing at least once every 12 months, or more frequently if used extensively, to guarantee they remain in optimal condition and continue to provide reliable fall protection.

Why Choose Heightsafe for Your Safety Handrail Needs?

As the UK’s leading specialists in Work at Height solutions, Heightsafe offers unparalleled expertise and a wide range of Safety Handrail Systems to meet diverse safety requirements. Our commitment to quality, customisation, and ongoing support ensures that your safety needs are not only met but exceeded.

Get in Touch

For more information on our range of Safety Handrail Systems or to discuss a potential project, please contact us via our enquiry form or call us on 020 3819 7199. Our team of experts are ready to provide you with the guidance and solutions you need to ensure the highest levels of safety for your work at height requirements.

By choosing Heightsafe, you are investing in superior safety measures that protect your workforce and enhance the security of your working environment.‎

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access compliance specialists!

With over 50 years of combined industry experience and a decade of trading, you can focus on core business activity as Heightsafe’s specialist Compliance Testing teams ensure your Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access systems are all effectively maintained and remain compliant with regulations. Working nationwide, operative teams are highly skilled and experienced, holding all relevant certifications and receiving regular refresher training to guarantee clients with the best quality results.


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Keeping Personnel Safe Since 2009!

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