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
Interclamp RoofRail is a modular system of permanent 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.
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. Independent tests conducted in the Great Britain by a UKAS-accredited laboratory have confirmed full compliance with 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 comply with BS/EN/SR 15 1988, BS 6180 for maintenance use, BS6399 Part 2, and CP3 wind loads. RoofRail 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.