Protecting Porcelanosa’s Fragile Skylights
We have installed a total of 2,570 Kee Covers on the roofs at Porcelanosa’s retail sites across the country to protect the fragile skylights on the roofs and ensure that maintenance work can be carried out in complete safety.
Founded in Spain in 1973 as a specialist in ceramic tiles and flooring, Porcelanosa is synonymous with innovative design and unbeatable quality, and has a presence in over 150 countries worldwide. As part of its commitment to safety, the company is undergoing a programme to ensure anyone requiring access to its roofs for maintenance purposes, can do so in complete safety.
Many of the roofs in the UK already included fall protection measures such as lifelines, but, as with many large retail & warehouse units, the roofs also featured fragile skylights which provide natural light for the buildings.
After researching skylight safety, Héctor Pérez Ferrandis, Maintenance Manager, Porcelanosa contacted Kee Systems about Kee Cover skylight protection for their UK stores. Following a site survey, Kee Systems installed Kee Covers on the roofs of Porcelanosa’s retail sites in Watford, Glasgow, Marston Green in the West Midlands, Bristol, Warrington and Doncaster over a 9-month period.
Commenting on the installation, Héctor Pérez Ferrandis, Departamento de Filiales, Porcelanosa, said: “‘Working with Kee Systems was a pleasure. The sales and installation teams were a great help from our initial enquiry through to the completion of the work. With their help, we were able to identify where anyone accessing our roofs might be put at risk, and the best system for our needs. I am confident now that people working on our roofs are protected and safe thanks to Kee Systems and Kee Cover. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again in future”
The Kee Covers sit onto metal frames constructed from Kee Klamp fittings which were then fixed virtually flat to the roof’s surfaces. The system is ideal for trapezoidal and standing seam roofs. All components and mesh panels are hot dip galvanised for enhanced durability. The tube can be also colour coated if greater visibility is required.
Kee Cover is also available in a raised format where the mesh panel is mounted onto small legs and raised above the skylight, giving a greater distance between it and the mesh panel. In the event of a fall, this prevents the skylight from damage as the Kee Cover absorbs the impact.
With installation complete on the stores, Porcelanosa has ensured that all fall risks on its UK roofs are protected, and that maintenance work can be carried out in complete safety.