Green roof railings


Green roof railings VECTACO® VDE have a specially designed set of aluminium support brackets and polyamide pads that ensure complete watertightness of the roof. A guardrail fixing patented element even avoids the formation of thermal bridges. In addition, as a means of collective protection equipment (CPE), safety on the roof is thus always guarantee, regardless of the employee’s approach to safety procedures. Unlike traditional lifelines systems and EN ISO 795 anchor points, green roof railings represent a “once and for all” investment that does not require annual inspections or training for roof users.

Green roof railings VECTACO® VDE uses

VECTACO® VDE modular railings are intended for mounting on insulating layer concrete slabs as well as on so-called “green roofs”. Base support guardrail is tailor made depending on the thickness of the  roof insulation layer. In this way, we can ensure a perfect sealing of the roof. The patented Sabot D support bracket avoids even thermal bridges. In addition, VECTACO® railings modular system guarantees very quick and easy assembly.

Advantages of using VECTACO® VDE railings

  • the employer is 100% sure that safety on the roof is always guaranteed regardless of the employee’s approach. Collective protective equipment (CPE).
  • no maintenance cost of the fall protection system. Unlike traditional EN ISO 795 lifelines systems, green roof railings are a “once and for all” investment that requires neither annual inspections nor training of roof users.
  • companies operating the equipment or performing works on the roof, as well as employees, do not need to have additional qualifications to work at height. Safety railings securing the roof edge are treated as a structural element of the building.
  • fixing kit ensure complete watertightness of the roof.
  • short delivery time. Very quick and simple assembly.

Green roof railings made of aluminium

By installing VECTACO® aluminium railings, we avoid all maintenance costs that arise when using steel railings. Our standard raw aluminium finish ensures a C3 corrosion category. VECTACO® green roof railings give a modern design to any building.

Other finishes on request, such as anodized aluminium, thermal varnishing and matched to any RAL colour. Thermal varnishing (powder coating) is a process that ensures adequate protection of the aluminum railings coating. This is recommended by the manufacturer when the guardrail is installed in highly corrosive environments, exposed to chemicals, polluted areas or near the sea.

Depending on the needs, we can install a standard straight upright or an inclined upright. The inclined upright is mainly intended for situations where the investor does not want the railing to be visible from the bottom of the building. Also in some situations, it can be useful to use a railing folding system, such as:

  • in places where it is necessary to fold the railing in order to perform some specific works
  • to maintain the aesthetics of the building, bending to disappear from external view of the building.

Legal basis – European standard EN ISO 14122-3

European Directive 89/391/EEC, which lays down the principles of preventive action, prioritizes CPE over personal protective equipment (PPE). The regulations clearly state that lifeline safety systems and anchor points EN ISO 795 should only be used when it is not possible to use collective protection equipment, such as green roof railings.

Green roof guardrails are the most effective protection against falling from the roof. As a passive safety system, modular railings allow to secure roof edges without requiring any intervention of roof users. Safety on the roof is thus always guarantee, regardless of the employee’s approach to safety procedures.

VDE VECTACO® safety railings are certified in accordance with the European standard EN ISO 14122-3 date December 2007 regarding safety of machinery – permanent means of access to machinery – part 3: stairs, stepladders and guardrails. According to this European standard, in the absence of a parapet or element on the edge to secure higher than 10 cm, we should install a toeboard.

Final conclusions

Green roof railings VECTACO® VDE offers a 100% certainty that safety on the roof is always ensured despite employee’s approach to safety procedures. They allow you to save on the costs associated with the operation of the building, which arise with the use of lifeline systems EN ISO 795. Thanks to our patented base support, we avoid the formation of thermal bridges and ensure complete watertightness of the roof. Meanwhile, the greatest advantage of our safety railings is the easy assembly method, which allows most of our customers to do the installation themselves.

Thanks to the wide range of VECTACO® fixings, we can offer our customers the best option depending on the specifics of the project. Please contact us and we will send you an offer tailored to the needs of the project.

If you want to read more about securing your roof with safety railings, we encourage you to read our posts on this subject right here.