Protect people from falling through fragile roof lights with Kee Cover® Skylight Screens. Kee Cover has been specifically designed to provide an effective solution for covering unprotected roof lights without blocking out the light they are supposed to let into a building.
Why do you need Kee Cover Skylight Screens?
Kee Cover is available in four formats for different types of skylights. Flat screens are available to cover roof lights on corrugated roofs. For domed skylights, there are both penetrating and non-penetrating options. Long screens are available for standing seam roofs with integrated skylights.
Our fall protection skylight screen offering has been designed to protect people and preserve your roof. Non-penetrating options are available in most roof types. The design helps prevent leaks.
Skylight screens have been designed to exceed the standards of both 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(4) and 29 CFR 1910.28(b)(3)(i). In addition to this, Kee Cover can be ordered to meet the Cal-OSHA requirements.
All components and mesh panels are hot-dip galvanized or stainless steel for enhanced durability.
Each screen can usually be installed in a matter of minutes. Speed on-site keeps costs down.
Multiple Skylight Styles
Kee Cover® has been designed to work on a wide variety of skylight styles.
Light Gets Through
The mesh panels don’t block out light, meaning the building will stay illuminated.
The Most Dangerous Hazard
Many people incorrectly assume that the most dangerous fall hazard is the edge of the roof. While very dangerous, people instinctively know to stay away from the edge. Skylights are more dangerous because they are often in the walking path of the people on the roof and many do not see them as a danger. Many skylights are fragile and could not support the weight of a falling person. Many fatalities happen when people fall THROUGH the roof, not necessarily over the edge.
Skylight Screen Styles
Highest standards for off-the-ground safety
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(4)
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.28(b)(3)(i)
Cal-OSHA Title 8, Chapter 4, Article 19, 1623(3)
Tested to the criteria and loadings taken from the UK ACR Red Book Test For Non-Fragility of Roof Assemblies
Certified at our advanced testing facility
Kee Safety runs one of the world’s leading test and training centres at its UK Head Office. Run by a team of industry experts, this state-of-the-art facility ensures Kee Safety meets the needs of its customers, provides them with fully compliant products, and drives new innovation with the purpose of separating people from hazards.
Most skylights have a “Danger Risk of Fall” warning attached to the rail. The absence of this warning does not mean your skylight is fall protection rated. Most skylights suffer from UV degradation over time and will not withstand a fall. If in doubt, call your skylight manufacturer and request fall protection ratings in writing.
The bars welded inside of a skylight are commonly known as “burglar bars” and are designed to keep thieves out of your facility, not to protect from the impact of a fall. Furthermore, these bars do not protect workers or equipment below the opening from being struck by shards of the broken dome or potential biological contaminants should an impact occur. Kee Safety does not recommend using burglar bars as fall protection.
In simple terms, yes. In 1910.28(b)(3)(i) OSHA states that employees must be protected from any hole 4' or higher above a lower level. However, we recommend partnering with a Kee Safety Expert to help prioritize the fall hazards on your roof using a risk-assessment based approach.
We offer full design and installation services that include a complete on-site survey. Also, we can produce comprehensive shop drawings to help you visualize the end result. With our detailed project outline, you can be confident that your project is professionally specified, and that all safety concerns and standards are addressed to your satisfaction.
Alternatively, you can specify and install KeeGuard yourself with our easy-to-follow instructions – it all starts with a call to our knowledgeable staff!