Protect people from falling through fragile rooflights with Kee Cover® Skylight Covers. Kee Cover has been specifically designed to provide an effective solution for covering unprotected rooflights without blocking out the light they are supposed to let into a building.
Why do you need Kee Cover Skylight Fall Protection?
Adaptable fall protection solution for covering rooflights on trapezoidal and standing seam roofs. Variable height caters for different shaped roof lights. One and two metre extension panels are available for larger rooflights and skylights.
Our fall protection skylight cover offering has been designed to protect people and preserve your roof. The skylight is protected by a strong mesh panel that sits on a sturdy metal frame. The protection is then clamped to the standing seam without penetrating either the roof or skylight.
Rooflight covers have been tested to EN ISO 1873: 2014 Part 2 and comply with the ACR Red Book.
All components and mesh panels are hot dip galvanised for enhanced durability.
Kee Cover is a component based system, allowing ease of transport of components to the roof and easy assembly on site.
Multiple Rooflight Styles
The system can be used on a wide variety of rooflights. Variable height caters for different shaped rooflights and extension panels are available for larger skylights.
Light Gets Through
The mesh panels don’t block out light, meaning the building will stay illuminated.
The Most Dangerous Hazard
Many people incorrectly assume that the most dangerous fall hazard is the edge of the roof. While very dangerous, people instinctively know to stay away from the edge. Skylights are more dangerous because they are often in the walking path of the people on the roof and many do not see them as a danger. Many skylights are fragile and could not support the weight of a falling person. Many fatalities happen when people fall THROUGH the roof, not necessarily over the edge.
Overview of Kee Cover® Rooflight Fall Protection
Rooflight Cover Models
The standard model fixes virtually flat to the roof surface, it has been designed to be permanently secured directly over the roof light.
The Raised Model is mounted above the skylight to give a greater distance between the mesh panel and the rooflight, so in the event of a fall the Raised Model will support the weight without damaging the skylight.
Highest standards for off-the-ground safety
EN 1873:2014 - Prefabricated Accessories for roofing
Tested to the criteria and loadings taken from the UK ACR Red Book Test For Non-Fragility of Roof Assemblies
Certified at our advanced testing facility
Kee Safety runs one of the world’s leading test and training centres at its UK Head Office. Run by a team of industry experts, this state-of-the-art facility ensures Kee Safety meets the needs of its customers, provides them with fully compliant products, and drives new innovation with the purpose of separating people from hazards.
Most skylights have a “Danger Risk of Fall” warning attached to the rail. The absence of this warning does not mean your skylight is fall protection rated. Most skylights suffer from UV degradation over time and will not withstand a fall. If in doubt, call your skylight manufacturer and request fall protection ratings in writing.
The bars welded inside of a skylight are commonly known as “burglar bars” and are designed to keep thieves out of your facility, not to protect from the impact of a fall. Furthermore, these bars do not protect workers or equipment below the opening from being struck by shards of the broken dome or potential biological contaminants should an impact occur. Kee Safety does not recommend using burglar bars as fall protection.
In simple terms, yes. In 1910.28(b)(3)(i) OSHA states that employees must be protected from any hole 4' or higher above a lower level. However, we recommend partnering with a Kee Safety Expert to help prioritize the fall hazards on your roof using a risk-assessment based approach.
We offer full design and installation services that include a complete on-site survey. Also, we can produce comprehensive shop drawings to help you visualise the end result. With our detailed project outline, you can be confident that your project is professionally specified, and that all safety concerns and standards are addressed to your satisfaction.
Alternatively, you can specify and install most of our safety systems yourself with our easy-to-follow instructions – it all starts with a call to our knowledgeable staff!