A Safety Compliant Portable Solution for Roof Edge Fall Protection
KeeGuard Contractor offers a new and innovative approach to
portable railing systems. Since the system is free standing,
there is no need for any hardware connections to the rooftop
or working surface. KeeGuard Contractor meets all OSHA
Standards for permanent railings, including OSHA Standard
29 CFR 1926.500.
KeeGuard Portable Guardrail can also be used as a permanent solution. It is typically used when standard KeeGuard counterbalances will not work with existing roof equipment. Because this guardrail system uses weighted bases it makes a great solution for providing fall protection around HVAC and other equipment on the roof.
Versatile, Easy to Assemble
The uprights are secured in the bases by set screws, making
the system solid like a permanent railing and allowing variable
angle changes of direction. Assembly is easy using a torque
wrench or hex key to tighten set screws to 29 lbs/ft.
A railing section consists of 2 horizontal Schedule 40 galvanized pipes and 2 vertical
Schedule 40 galvanized pipes for the 42 inch uprights. The modular system has 8 foot
railing sections and 5 foot return sections with a galvanized finish ensuring a long and
rust-free life of the system. Powder coating in Safety Yellow over a galvanized finish is
available as an optional extra.
Base Plates Stack for Easy Storage
Each base plate has a strong galvanized
finish and is supplied with a rubber pad on
the underside to protect the roof membrane.
Each base plate is 20 inches in diameter
and weighs 95 pounds. They are stackable
which makes the system very easy to
store. The base plates also have openings
for an optional toeboard if needed.
Ergonomically designed handles make
handling of the bases easy, and final
adjustment is a snap. Four upright anchor
holes make almost any perimeter configuration
The KeeGuard Contractor portable guardrail system was made to move. The guardail bases make it possible to easily move the system to other parts of the work site.
Besides picking up an carrying the system, there are two methods for moving the guardrail system.
A hand cart is available to enable easy
movement and to assist in placement of
the base plates. The base plates stack on the cart.
A special post on the end of the cart makes it easy to move and adjust the position of the base weights.
The Kart-a-Rail™ is used for easy
transport of an entire KeeGuard
Contractor System and can also be used
for system storage. Balloon tires make
movement of the unit easy. Large eyelets
bolted to the frame allow easy attachment
of belts or bungee cords to keep rails in
Self-retracting lanyard/lifelines are popular devices among professionals who work at height. These fall arrest systems can save lives but they can also be dangerous if used improperly. The use of an SRL can seem easy, as it’s basic functions are just like a seat belt, but it is important to pay attention to proper use.