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KeeGuard® Railing

KeeGuard® free-standing, non-penetrating roof edge fall protection system with green recycled PVC counter balance weights. Engineered to meet OSHA standards and codes.

About KeeGuard Railing Systems
The Simple, Cost Effective Solution that Does Not Penetrate the Roof Membrane

Why use a railing system for fall protection on a low slope roof?

  • Our KeeGuard railing system removes the risk of workers falling off the roof.
  • There is no fall restraint training involved.
  • It is the safest way to provide fall protection for people who work near the roof edge.
  • Maintenance Free

What are some other benefits of KeeGuard Fall Protection Railing System?

  • No penetration of the roof membrane.
  • Collective fall protection. This means that the number of people that can be on a roof safely is only limited by the size and strength of the roof.
  • Simple counterbalance construction of our KeeGuard fall protection system makes installation E-Z.
  • KeeGuard is made of the world’s best components – Kee Klamp pipe fittings and hot dip galvanized pipes.
  • No annual inspections, maintenance, training, additional equipment or other hidden costs.
  • In all safety matters the simpler the solution the better. KeeGuard fall protection railing systems provides an E-Z and permanent solution to roof fall protection.

Permanent Solution for Roof Edge Safety Safety recommendations for the protection of maintenance personnel in countries all over the world are moving to a “hierarchy of safety” where collective fall prevention solutions, as provided by the KeeGuard system, are preferred over singular fall protection alternatives such as harnesses and wire systems. Collective fall prevention and fall protection can be achieved with the use of the KeeGuard system. Lifeline, fall restraint, and fall arrest systems require individual equipment and specialized training. In contrast, the KeeGuard system acts as a passive barrier and protects all personnel, even those who may access the rooftop infrequently. Our KeeGuard Roof Edge Railing System works along side your existing personal fall protection devices.

KeeGuard® Offers Flexibility and Custom Solutions

Our KeeGuard modular component system offers maximum flexibility for your rooftop configuration. Almost any flat or low slope roof can be protected. Your individually engineered KeeGuard Fall Protection System can be used for bi-level or multi-level roofs, can be adapted to varying angle or circular configurations, and can be customized to accommodate ladderways, rooftop equipment, or other rooftop obstructions. KeeGuard sets the standard for roof edge protection.

KeeGuard has been independently tested and meets or exceeds the following North America and International Requirements:

  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501, 29 CFR 1926.502
  • Canadian National Building Code,,
  • Ontario Building Code Section,,
  • HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
  • HSE Specialist Report No 15: 1988
  • HSE Sheet 21 “Working on Flat Roofs Protection Against Falls"
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code
  • EU Directives & CDM Regulations
  • GV A1: 2000, BGG 928 & BGR 184


Our KeeGuard Roof Edge Railing System is a counterweighted guardrail system with 42" minimum. The system can withstand a minimum load of 200 lbs. in any direction to all components per OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.23.

Railing pipe is ASTM A53 1-1/2 inch schedule 40, galvanized. Rails and Posts are 1-1/2 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. Fittings are KeeKlamp galvanized type elbows, crossovers, wall flanges, tees, and couplings to meet ASTM A53.

Mounting bases are galvanized steel and have a rubber pad attached under the plate.

Counter weights are "green" totally recycled PVC.

Finish for pipe for handrails, mid-rails, uprights and counterweight connection is a galvanized mill finish to the requirements of ASTM A53.

KeeGuard Roof Edge Protection For Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Four S5U clamps are bolted to galvanized steel base plates. The plates span the standing seam. The S5U clamps and base plate assembly is securely attached to the standing seams with a set screw without puncturing the standing seam. A Kee Klamp type 62 base fitting is attached to each metal base plate to support the uprights. Base plates are custom fabricated to accommodate any width of standing seam.

In addition to using the Kee Klamp type 62 fitting for upright support, the Kee Klamp type 69 fitting can be used for standing seam applications to accommodate a toe plate.

Installation of KeeGuard Roof Edge Protection

Installation of KeeGuard is fast and E-Z and is accomplished with a few simple tools. There is no penetration of the roofing membrane, our railing system is engineered with counter balance weights and merely sits on the roof! If you have more than one roof level or perhaps have more than one roof, we package and clearly label each section separately at the factory. This makes loading the KeeGuard to your roof accurate and E-Z. Once on the roof, KeeGuard components are assembled with a 5/16" hex key. Uprights are assembled first and positioned according to installation instructions. The next step is to drop in the top and mid rails into our specially designed 135 Drop-in fitting. Torque all the set screws and you're finished. Two people can install more than 300' of KeeGuard Railing in one work day!

Roof Fall Protection Options

According to OSHA, falls from roofs are often deadly.  Roof edge fall protection prevents accidental falls from roofs.  There are methods and product types to prevent rooftop falls: (a) one can set up a warning line system with a sentry standing guard to alert personnel that they are approaching the roof edge hazard, (b) workers can tie-off to roofing anchors attached to the building structure, (c) one can install roof perimeter railings, or (d) one can use a mobile fall protection device as a tie-off.

A warning line system is effective provided that the sentries do their job.  The human element is relied on using this type of protection.  Upfront, this is the least expensive solution to the danger, however the cost of labor is ongoing and must be considered in using this fall protection method.

Roofing anchor tie-off points work if designed properly and are used properly.  The proper safety harness is required along with training for its use.  Harness inspection and recertification in use is required to meet the Standards for this type of fall protection. 

Fall protection perimeter railing costs more, however offers more reliable protection.  There are free-standing systems, systems that attach to the roof edge, systems that attach to parapets, and cable systems.  Once properly installed, these systems afford the workers and employees unrestricted movement on the roof surface.  With perimeter railing systems, tasks can be completed safety and more efficiently.

Mobile fall protection devices are tie-off points that can be moved to the work area on the roof.  There are weighted systems without wheels and weighted systems with wheels.  The weighted systems without wheels must be disassembled to be relocated.  The wheeled systems can be rolled to the new work area.  Some wheeled systems rely on their weight to prevent worker falls and other systems rely on the physics of a roof engaging mechanism to meet the fall prevention load standard.  As with other tie-off systems, proper harnesses and use training are required.