Roof-Edge Protection System
Optimal protection of personnel
Permanent 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
Easyguard is a system of permanent freestanding handrails for roof perimeters and the designation of access ways and fire escapes, suitable for both retrofit and new build. Easyguard is non-penetrative, eliminating the risk of future leaks associated with penetrative systems and alleviating the need for weatherproofing around posts and associated costs. The system is flat footed and slides easily underneath rooftop obstructions, therefore providing minimal trip hazard. A kickplate/toeboard can be specified where required to meet regulations.
Easyguard is galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461:2009 and is also available powder coated, again over galvanised steel to ensure the longevity of the system and its coating. The base plates are fitted with bonded ribbed rubber mats, which include an EPDM foam infill. The foam infill reduces heat transfer to the membrane to reduce membrane degradation. Easyguard is adjustable by up to 250mm and is levelled to the line of the building and against the falls of the roof, improving the aesthetics from ground level. The system has been successfully independently tested in the United Kingdom to BS EN 13374:2013 Class A (Temporary Edge Protection Systems) and BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 (Safety of Machinery – Permanent Means of Access to Machinery - Stairs, Stepladders and Guard-rails). The system is also designed to BS/EN/SR 15 1988 and is compliant to BS6180 for maintenance use, BS6399 Part 2, and CP3 wind loads. Easyguard can be installed in reverse for unobstructed walkways and can be terminated by wall fixings, 2m return ends, or suitable counterweights.
New asphalt roofs may require tiles beneath base assemblies to prevent the system from sinking, with advice sought from your asphalt manufacturer. Heavier duty fixed rails can be designed to meet most loads and comply with BS6180. Fixed rails can be fixed to both vertical and horizontal faces of parapet walls or upstands for applications where a permanent freestanding handrail will not suffice.