Parapet coping railings
Parapet coping railings VECTACO® VZ are mainly used in insulated on both sides parapet walls, finished with a metal cap flashing at the top. In this VECTACO® model, the fixing of the guardrails is placed in the upper part of the parapet under the metal cap flashing. This way, we guarantee a perfect watertightness of the parapet wall. VECTACO® safety railings are a means of collective protection equipment (CPE), so safety on the roof is always guarantee, regardless of the employee’s approach to safety procedures. Parapet coping railings are a structural element of the building. They do not require annual inspections or training of roof users.
Parapet coping railings uses
Parapet coping railings VECTACO® VZ are intended to install in insulated parapet walls with a metal cap flashing at the top. The patented Z-shaped support element is produced in different lengths depending on the parapet wall thickness insulation. We ensure a perfect roof watertightness. We can even fix those VZ guardrails on steel parapets by using self-tapping screws. After fixing our Z-shaped guardrails support to the top of the parapet, we just lay down the metal cap flashing. Modular railing system guarantees very quick and easy assembly.
Advantages of using parapet coping railings
- 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, parapet coping 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 parapet wall roof
- short delivery time. Very quick and simple assembly.
Parapet coping 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® parapet coping 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 parapet coping railings.
Parapet 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.
VZ 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.
Parapet coping railings VECTACO® VZ are intended to insulated on both sides parapet walls, finished with a metal cap flashing at the top. The patented guardrail Z-shaped base is placed in the upper part of the parapet under the metal cap flashing. In this way, we ensure perfect roof watertightness. Safety railings VECTACO® do not require neither annual inspections nor training of 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.
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.