Clamp Handrail Systems
Clamp handrails have an adjustable bracket allowing for flexible installation over copings of various widths and angles. This system can be used to raise the height of an existing parapet wall if it is lower than the minimum height recommended.
This system is an easily installed, lightweight collective measure ideal for re-roofing projects. Where loadings on the roof are an issue for heavier forms of roof edge protection, such as folding guardrails or free standing handrails, clamp handrails offer a versatile solution. They are also perfect for navigating obstructions on the roof such as plant or ducting.
This is the preferred method of fall protection should working at height be unavoidable and there are complex structures near the edge of the roof. The system is suitable for multiple users at any time, requiring basic working at height training making it the ideal solution for regular and long duration maintenance at roof level.
Clamp handrail systems use a simple clamp mechanism meaning there is no need for drilling or penetration of the roof membrane – suitable for use on good quality coping stones which are capable of withstanding the additional loading exerted by the system.
Lightweight material and quick installation make this solution a simple and cost effective rooftop safety system. These systems must be inspected by a suitable Working at Height Specialist Company a minimum of every 12 months.
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In line with the working at height regulations Clamp Guardrail provides a collective measure making it the preferred system of choice for specific fall protection situations by providing a permanent edge protection. The Health and Safety Executive’s hierarchy of control states if working at height cannot be avoided, then the first consideration should be to use collective measures.
Clamp Guardrails comply with the following standards:
- BS EN 13374:2013 – Class A
- HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
- HSE INDG 284 “Working on roofs”
- BS EN ISO 14122-3:2001
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
BS EN 13374 for Temporary Edge protection systems – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company
Clamp Guardrails are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:
- Galvanised Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Powder Coated to any RAL colour
Clamp Guardrails are available in curved, incline or straight options.
This system uses a simple clamp mechanism meaning there is no need for drilling or penetration of the roof membrane – suitable for use on good quality coping stones which are capable of withstanding the additional loading exerted by the system.
Clamp guardrail has a modular design which allows for onsite reconfiguration if needed, making it the ideal solution for retrofitting to older buildings as well as new build constructions.
Clamp guardrails are also known as:
Parapet guardrail, temporary guardrail, edge protection, safety railing.
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Available Materials & Finishes