Metal roof railings
VECTACO® VBA metal roof railings are intended for fixing on roofs made of trapezoidal sheet metal. DBS2 self-screwing screws made of A2 stainless steel together with sealing pads ensure complete watertightness for roofing. Unlike traditional lifelines systems and EN ISO 795 anchor points, metal roof railings represent a “once and for all” investment that does not require annual inspections or training for roof users. 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.
VECTACO® VBA metal roof railings uses
A specially designed aluminum base is fixed from above to the metal sheet stiffening ribs. Special device for screwing ensure optimal drilling of the metal roof railings base to the metal sheet roofing. In this way, we avoid the risk of piercing the metal sheet. Thanks to specific designed screwing, we guarantee complete watertightness of the roofing. Installation from above directly to the metal sheet is very quick. VBA guardrails can be used even on roofs with a slope angle of up to 10°.
Advantages of using metal roof 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, freestanding guardrails are a “once and for all” investment that requires neither annual inspections nor training of roof users.
- freedom of movement on the roof without limiting the number of users at once
- 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 as an special device for screwing ensure optimal drilling of the metal roof
Metal 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® metal 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.
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.
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 metal roof railings.
Metal 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.
VBA 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.
VECTACO® VBA metal roof railings are a means of collective protection equipment (CPE). Thanks to this, we exclude the employee’s decision to secure himself or not. A specially designed fixing set ensures complete watertightness of the roof. Metal roof railings do not require annual inspections or training for roof users. In this way, they allow you to save a lot of money during the entire life of the building.
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.
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