Roof-Edge Protection System
Optimal protection of personnel
Free-standing or fixed systems
Adjustable and adaptable
Limited trip hazard
Can be assembled in reverse for unobstructed walkways
Optional powder coating
Tested as compliant with national and international Standards
No welding required
Interclamp RoofRail is a modular system of freestanding handrails for fall prevention on roof perimeters and the designation of access ways for maintenance personnel and fire escapes on roof tops, suitable for both retrofit and new build. As RoofRail is non-penetrative, it eliminates the risk of leaks associated with traditional systems which penetrate the roof membrane, thus alleviating the need for weatherproofing around posts and minimising installation risks, lead-times and costs. The system is low-profile, sliding easily beneath existing rooftop obstructions and providing minimal trip hazard once installed. Where required to meet regulations, a kickplate/toeboard is offered.
Following the implementation of BS 13700 in July 2021 for permanent installations of counterweighted guardrail systems, we have temporarily withdrawn the sale of Interclamp RoofRail from the UK market for applications where the system is intended to be left in place permanently. This withdrawal period is to allow us to assess the implications of the new British Standard on the design, performance, testing, marking, installation, and ongoing inspection of the system.
It should be noted that BS 13700 does not apply to temporary counterweighted guardrails, which continue to be covered by BS EN 13374:2013 Class A (Temporary Edge Protection Systems), a standard against which RoofRail has been successfully independently tested in Great Britain by a UKAS-accredited laboratory. BS 13700 also does not apply to guardrails that penetrate the structure and secure to the substrate and warning chains/posts used for demarcation. For permanent installations outside the UK, please contact us with your specification or relevant national or European standard, so that we can assess suitability for your application.
RoofRail is hot-dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461:2009 as standard and is also available with optional powder coating in a choice of colours, applied over the galvanised steel to ensure the longevity of the system and its coating. The flat base plates have ribbed rubber mats bonded to the underside which include an EPDM foam infill. This foam infill reduces heat transfer to the roof in order to reduce potential membrane degradation. RoofRail is adjustable by up to 250mm in height and is levelled to the line of the building and against the falls of the roof to optimise aesthetics from ground level. It can be installed in reverse for unobstructed walkways and can be terminated by Interclamp wall fixings, 2m return ends, or suitable counterweights.
For new asphalt roofs, please seek advice from your asphalt supplier or manufacturer, as tiles may be required under the base assemblies to prevent the system from sinking into the softer surface. Heavier duty fixed rails can be designed to meet most loads and comply with BS 6180. Interclamp previously marketed RoofRail-type systems designed to prevent roof-top falls under the Easyguard name.
As an alternative to the RoofRail free-standing system, Interclamp also offers roof-edge protection fixed to either vertical or horizontal faces of parapet walls or upstands, dependent on client preferences.