All Types. All Shapes.
Even the Corners.
KeeGuard component railings use the original Kee Klamp modular system for multiple configurations and versatility on uniquely shaped installations. Only KeeGuard offers optimal stability for all standard rooftop systems including Membrane, Metal Profile, and Standing Seam up to 45°. KeeGuard is engineered to eliminate risk on any flat or low-slope roof including:
• Composite Rooftop Systems
• Roofs with Changes in Level
• Complex Roof Shapes
• Safe access to equipment located at roof edge
• Green Roofs
Permanent Peace of Mind.
The KeeGuard guardrail system provides permanent, free-standing and durable edge protection without penetration of the roofing membrane or the building structure. The hot-dipped galvanized finish is corrosion resistant and low maintenance for safe and dependable rooftop edge protection.
Powder Coated Colors.
KeeGuard’s galvanized steel finish is corrosion-resistant and is available in a full range of powder coat RAL colors. Our 11°Angled Railing tilts back out of sight so the roof line offers a clean view from the ground.
The Physics of Cantilever Design.
Modular and durable, our component-based solution uses counter-weight engineering. The simple cantilever principle provides unrivalled strength and safety. The heavy-duty KeeGuard bases are manufactured using molded, 100% recycled PVC. Each 30 pound base is positioned at specific intervals to create a stable, protective barrier on the rooftop.
• Modular component system for multiple configurations
• Adaptable to varying angles and radius edges
• Accommodates ladders, equipment and rooftop obstructions
• Simple counterbalance construction made from 100% recycled PVC
• Durable galvanized finish is corrosion resistant
• Non-penetrating solution - roof membrane will not leak
• Passive barrier that protects all personnel; no training required
• Integrates easily with your current fall protection products
• Lower installation cost than fabricated pipe
• No rooftop parapet required installing KeeGuard®
• KeeGuard Roof Edge System includes pipe railings, uprights, bases, counterweights and fittings
• No specialized labor or work permits, no welding
• Tools required: torque wrench or hex key
Protect your workforce, secure your roof with KeeGuard® Safety Railing
STA N D I N G S E A M | M E TA L P R O F I L E | M E M B R A N E | C O M P O S I T E
Metal Roof Perimeter Protection
A smart solution for standing seam and metal profile roof systems.
Folding Safety Rail System
Maintain building aesthetics with cantilevered and foldable guardrail.
Upright, Weighted Guardrail
Modular safety rail provides a secure barrier around tight areas. Free-standing and portable for temporary installations.
KeeGuard® Installation Instructions
The modular components of the KeeGuard Fall Protection Railing System typically allow two installers to install a 600 foot run in 8 hours once all the materials are on the roof.
Be sure the locations of all the main uprights are free from stones and other loose debris.
Position a KGU. Connect the counterbalance assembly, CB5 to the KGU upright with the 44' long 1-1/4' pipe and tighten the set screws to 29 ft/lbs (39 Nm).
Position a KGU at 3' 3' from the first upright and connect a CB3 assembly with the 29' long 1-1/4' pipe and tighten the set screws to 29 ft/lbs (39 Nm).
Position a KGU at 6' 6' from the previous upright and connect a CB1 assembly with the 29' long 1-1/4' pipe and tighten the set screws to 29 ft/lbs (39 Nm).
Slide the Schedule 40 1-1/2' galvanized pipe through the fittings at the top and at the mid section of the uprights to form the rails and tighten the set screws. Connect the lengths of handrail together using Kee Klamp® fitting Type 14-8 (Straight Coupling) and tighten the set screws to 29 ft/lbs (39 Nm). Be sure to always stagger the joints of the handrail between bays.
Continue along the roof edge repeating steps 4 & 5.
Ideally the 14-8 (Straight Coupling) connections on the mid rail and top rail should be offset by 6' 6'.
At 90° corners, use Kee Klamp 15-8 (90° Elbow). Ensure that an upright is no further than 20' from the corner, and that the total length between uprights around the corner is no greater than 6' 6'.
Suggested 3-Part Specification
KEEGUARD® ROOF EDGE GUARD RAIL SYSTEM
SECTION 00 77 20 or SECTION 07720
PART I GENERAL
Summary: Provide and install freestanding KeeGuard Roof Edge Fall Protection System, including pipe railings, uprights, bases, counterweights, fittings and delivery to site.
Located New Haven, Connecticut, Yale New Haven Hospital consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the United States. The Hospital is made up of a series of new and old buildings. Some of the buildings were originally built in 1900. This project called for rooftop fall protection on 11 separate structures.
Kee Safety performed a full rooftop safety assessment and engineered a fall protection solution that included KeeGuard and KeeGuard Contractor for roof perimeter safety, Skylight Screens and Kee Dome for skylight protection, and Ladder Access Kits for a completely integrated rooftop fall protection system.
Yes, a toeboard can be supplied at the customer’s request.
Can KeeGuard be used as an anchor?
The KeeGuard system is not intended as an anchor and cannot be used as an anchor or tie off point to support any workers or equipment suspended off the roof.
Can the KeeGuard system be painted?
KeeGuard components can be painted by the customer before or after installation. KeeGuard components are also available powder coated in any RAL color at the customer’s request (extra charges apply for powder coating). Powder coating takes place prior to shipment.
Can the KeeGuard system be used to protect snow removal workers on rooftops in cold climates?
Can the KeeGuard system be used to protect snow removal workers on rooftops in cold climates?
Does the KeeGuard system comply with the current US safety regulations?
The KeeGuard system has been tested to comply with, and exceed, all US & OSHA codes.
Does the KeeGuard system offer advantages over a horizontal life line system or harness system?
Yes. KeeGuard Roof Edge Fall Protection Railing System is a passive, collective fall protection system which is preferred by safety consultants. Lives have been lost in work related falls resulting from workers not using harnesses properly. The KeeGuard system removes the potential of that risk. Harness systems require training and proper and regular use. The embedded anchor for a harness system could later leak and cause costly water damage. The worry of not enough harnesses for rooftop workers is eliminated.
How do I buy the KeeGuard system?
Each KeeGuard System is individually engineered for your premises. For further information, call the US (1-800-851-5181) or Canada (1-877-505-5003) to speak to our KeeGuard sales desk.
Is KeeGuard more expensive than using a Harness/Tie Off system?
The installed cost of KeeGuard is competitive with horizontal life line systems.
Is KeeGuard required by law?
Building owners and employers are responsible for protecting their workers from any hazard encountered while on the job. In jobs requiring access to roofs for maintenance purposes, fall protection is usually required if workers will be exposed to a fall hazard.
Will installation of KeeGuard reduce insurance premiums?
Insurance premiums are often impacted by steps taken by the building owner to reduce hazards to their workers. More importantly, building owners’ liability will be strictly examined if an industrial accident occurs and preventative measures (such as KeeGuard) were not taken.
Can the KeeGuard system be installed on a sloped roof?
The system can be used on any style of flat roof with a slope up to 3 degrees.
How long does it take to install KeeGuard? Are special skills or tools required?
With the use of the new KeeGuard open style fitting (standard), two workers with minimal experience and simple hand tools can be installed up to twice as fast as most other systems. All materials should be delivered to the rooftop using a hoist, crane or other mechanical method. No power tools are required.
Is KeeGuard intended for temporary or permanent installation?
The system is intended as a permanent fall protection solution, however since it is a modular system, the system can be disassembled and moved if needed or for maintenance tasks.
Are all the materials used in the KeeGuard system protected from corrosion?
Galvanized pipe is used for vertical, horizontal and counterbalance supports and Kee Klamp fittings are all galvanized at our factory. The grub screws used to assemble the fittings and pipes together are all protected by Kee Koat® which is a special corrosion resistant coating. KeeGuard fall protection system is engineered using special fittings and is designed to withstand a full range of outdoor conditions.
How does the KeeGuard system stay on the roof if it isn’t bolted through the roof membrane?
The system employs a tested and proven counterbalance system, the KeeGuard system (Patents in effect) is a roof edge railing fall protection system that keeps the workers on the roof without endangering the roof membrane itself.
What prevents the counterweights from sinking into tar/gravel roof surfaces in hot climates?
Each KeeGuard counterbalance weighs only 30 pounds and has an insulating rubber pad on the underside which is installed at the factory. Each counterbalance is spaced sufficiently to make the entire system deliver less weight per square foot than the average worker who might have to walk on the roof
KeeGuard® Fall Protection Certifications
KeeGuard® Contractor Fall Protection Certifications
KeeGuard Permanent Fall Protection, KeeGuard Contractor Temporary Fall Protection, and the KeeGuard Skylight Railing have been independently tested and meet or exceed all relevant North American and International Safety Requirements.