Kee Walk® The Safety Solution for Roof Top Walkways
A modular easy to install walkway system designed to the requirements of EN 516:2006.
Permanent roof top walkway solution
Kee® Walk provides a safe, anti-slip, level walking surface for anyone who needs to access a roof in the course of their work. It provides a clear demarcation route which protects the roof surface from unnecessary damage and uniformly distributes the pedestrian load across its surface.
Kee® Walk is designed for modern roof types including membrane, profiled and standing seam metal roofs.
As it features adjustable brackets, delivered to site pre-assembled it can be used on flat, barrel and sloping roofs, with steps, longitudinal and traverse options allowing access to be created for virtually any roof configuration from 0 to 35 degrees. The product complies with the test requirements of EN 516:2006.
Due to it being adjustable and using simple standard roof fixings or non-penerative clamps or weights this reduces the need for on-site measurements or specially made parts, saving time and money on installation.
Clear on-roof demarcation to prevent roof surface being damaged
Designed for modern roof types including membrane, metal profile and standing seam roofs
Flexible, modular system adaptable to changing roof angles from 0 to 35 degrees; fully adjustable on site
Standard parts available from stock
Modules supplied as 5 foot (1.5m) and 10 foot (3m) pre-assembled sections
Steps and a traverse option also available
Nylon treads with enhanced slip resistance ensure Kee® Walk is secure under foot
Easy to install and cost effective roof top safety solution
Ease of installation
Kee® Walk is offered in standard modules, which can be supplied ex-stock for rapid installation on virtually any rooftop project. The modules are supplied as 5 foot (1.5m) and 10 foot (3m) pre-assembled sections to suit the requirements of different roofs. These lightweight modules are constructed from glass reinforced nylon treads attached to aluminum support beams that are fixed to the roof surface.
Steps and a traverse option, complete with an adjustable hinge, enable Kee® Walk installation to be added to roof configurations from 0 to 35 degrees. The installer can easily set the angle of the steps, by removing the locating bolt in the hinge, adjusting the angle and replacing the bolt at the desired point on the hinge. No custom made parts are required.
Kee® Walk treads are moulded from tough glass re-inforced nylon and can be returned to Kee Safety at the end of the systems life for recycling all other components are ferrous metals or aluminum alloy and can be recycled at any metal recycling facilty.
Setting the roof top safety standards
Compliant with the test requirements of EN 516:2006 Class 1-C (Prefabricated Accessories for Roofing - Installations for roof access - Walkways, treads and steps) and assistance compliance with the Work at Heights regulations
Slip resistance compliant to British Standard BS 4592
Fire Rated to Class HB of UL94 (harmonized with ISO 9772)
The Kee® Walk system is fully compatible with all horizontal safety line systems including Kee Safety's KeeLine® system or can be used on flat roofs with the KeeGuard® system to produce free standing walkways.
During the second half of 2011, Kee Safety has supplied its Kee Walk® roof safety equipment to the biggest airport terminal in Spain, offering full protection for those accessing and working on the uniquely designed sloping roof.
The expansion at Madrid Barajas Airport will establish this major European transport hub as a 21st century facility. Able to handle up to 35 million passengers annually, the new, state of the art terminal, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership and Estudio Lamela, will deliver an improved passenger experience, creating an attractive and peaceful environment for travellers and employees.
“We were delighted to be contracted for this internationally prestigious project” explains Jeff Rowley, Product Manager at Kee Safety. “The roof is undulating, so needed a solution which was flexible enough to cope with an array of different slope angles whilst complying with the latest EN standards. On the contractors side they needed confidence that the six month timescale from order placement to completion was achievable. Kee Walk® was ideal; a modular system, no custom made parts and each section delivered to site fully assembled to provide a level, anti-slip walking surface that is lightweight and does not penetrate or damage the roof.” Kee Walk® is the only system of its type which complies fully with the harmonised European Standard EN 516:2006 (Prefabricated Accessories for Roofing – Installations for roof access – Walkways, treads and steps) which became mandatory in January 2006. It exceeds the deflection criteria and slip resistance requirements of this standard and achieves almost double the friction requirement of BS 4592 in both wet and dry conditions.
The finished project consisted of almost 7.5 km (4.1 miles) of Kee Walk® and was completed on time.