Protecting against the dangers of fragile industrial roofs
Fragile roofs pose a serious risk to both life and limb throughout the UK, with nine people falling to their deaths each year.
Common on older or industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories, fragile roofs come in many different types, and it may not always be obvious that a roof is fragile at first glance.
Improving access for everyone
The lack of access into commercial and public buildings is still a key issue affecting disabled people in the UK. What can we do to change that?
Come and see us at Rail Live
Kee Systems will be exhibiting on Stand L3 at Rail Live 19-20 June
Is your handrail up to scratch?
Kee Klamp fittings have been an enduring mainstay of the handrail and barrier market for decades thanks to their simplistic but durable nature, but third party installation or modification can create a serious problem.
Kee Klamp®: beyond handrails
The uses of Kee Klamp® go way beyond handrailing, and in this blog we’ll take a look at some of the more ingenious uses for fittings that we’ve seen.
We’re Hiring - Sales Support Coordinator
Do you want to join one of the UK's leading safety barrier and handrail companies and be part of its continued expansion?
We are looking to strengthen our Sales Department by appointing a proactive Sales Support Coordinator.
The dangers of modern warehouses and how to avoid them
Even with a careful, competent and trained workforce, warehouses and logistics centres can be incredibly dangerous for both employees and visitors.
By adopting high-visibility jacket and demarcated path policies, most risks to life and limb can be minimised, but there are still many dangers lurking in between the stacks and loading bays which could cause harm, and require a dedicated solution to negate.
The ultimate wall cladding fixing solution
Adding wall cladding to steel framed buildings can be expensive, often making up a staggering quarter of the total cost. It may not come as a surprise then that aesthetic considerations rank as highly as functional performance for architects and specifiers.
Video: Kee Systems ensures rooflight safety for Porcelanosa
Kee Systems provided extensive fragile roof safety solutions for tile manufacturer Porcelanosa's UK sites.
Christmas 2018 Closure Dates
We will be closed over Christmas and New Year, so if you need to make a purchase or would like to place an order for the New Year, your last opportunity is midday on Thursday 20th December..
HSE fatalities rise in 2018
Provisional figures from the Health and Safety Executive have revealed that 144 people were killed at work between 2017 and 2018, slightly up from the prior year.
Keeping railway workers safe
Britain’s railways are a vital part of everyday life, transporting freight across the country, and getting millions of passengers to where they need to go every single day of the week.
The railway system forms a backbone to the entire country, but it is also incredibly dangerous, and presents a great risk to life and limb if proper safety precautions aren’t put in place, and followed to the letter.
Steel to Steel Connections: BeamClamp® v Traditional Methods
BeamClamp® is an innovative and alternative solution to making steel connections.
In situations where you might usually resort to welding, drilling or bolting to make connections, we believe BeamClamp could be easier, cheaper and more efficient.
BeamClamp: features and benefits
The Kee Systems BeamClamp system is an engineered clamping solution which allows the connection of steel without onsite drilling or welding.
Steel to Steel Connections: BoxBolt vs Traditional Methods
The BoxBolt® blind fixing solution is an alternative to traditional steel to steel fixing methods which could help you to make major savings on both cost and design time.
New Full Height Gates for Safe Access from Ladders
Full height spring loaded safety gates have been added to the Kee Gate portfolio of self-closing safety gates. These gates are ideal for protecting voids on ladders, stairs and roof hatches.
Benefits of BoxBolt v Tapping and Welding
When you calculate the costs that go into making a steel connection, systems such as the CE accredited BoxBolt® are proving to be more beneficial than traditional methods such as tapping and welding as installation speed and labour costs are vastly reduced. But those are not the only benefits, a BoxBolt® connection is guaranteed and is also approved by a number of approval bodies.
Kee Systems and the rail industry
Kee Systems has a long history with the rail industry in the UK. Our products have for many years provided safe access to stations across the country for everyone, as well as protection for those working on the tracks.
Video: Kee Systems and Team Firefly Racing prepare for a new season
In 2016 Team Firefly approached Kee Systems for assistance with their Greenpower IET Formular 24 racing project. The partnership saw them storm to a fantastic place in 2017. Now, they are gearing up for the 2018 season, with our help once again!
Pallet gates from Kee Systems
Our Pallet Gates help ensure safe movement of goods on mezzanines and between levels, and make it possible to take advantage of often-ignored mezzanine space. See how easy the gates are to install with our new video!
Kee Klamp fittings in harsh environments
Once installed, it is vital guardrails and handrails continue to offer the highest level of safety, and the best way to ensure this is by using the highest quality components. In areas where climate or weather is harsh, the probability of handrails failing increases dramatically, especially when the rails themselves are of the fabricated type.
BoxBolt® blind fixing solutions given CE accreditation
The range of BoxBolt® blind fixing solutions has received CE markings, demonstrating their high quality and effectiveness.
Safe access and maintenance with Kee Step-Overs
Many of today’s roofs contain a variety of trip hazards and changes in roof level, making safe access difficult, if not impossible. This can seriously increase the risk of working at height, in the form of injury or even death.
Come and see us at Infrarail
Come and visit us on Stand C10 at this year's Infrarail,1st-3rd May Excel, London where we will be demonstrating our Kee Klamp and Kee Access safety barriers and handrails and BoxBolt and BeamClamp steel to steel connections.
Three more uses for steel to steel connections
When steel to steel connections need to be made, but drilling or welding is not possible, our Beamclamp and BoxBolt solutions can be used instead.
BoxBolt and Beamclamp: The steel to steel connection solutions
When steel to steel connections need to be made, but drilling or welding is not possible, our BeamClamp and BoxBolt solutions can be used instead.
Christmas closure dates
When do we close our doors for Christmas?
‘Elf and Safety Myths Debunked
We take a look at some of the most popular ‘elf and safety myths that appear around this time of year, so the next time you hear them pop up, you’ll know the real story!
Sector Spotlight: Highways
Kee Fittings have become a mainstay in the highways market, offering safety not only for pedestrians, but also for road maintenance and construction personnel.
Kee Systems and DDA compliance
We want to make sure everyone can access the railway when necessary, and to that end we supply and install the DDA-compliant Kee Access® system.
Take advantage of mezzanine space with our pallet gates
Our Pallet Gates help ensure safe movement of goods on mezzanines and between levels, and make it possible to take advantage of often-ignored mezzanine space.
School storms to racing success with the help of Kee Systems
A partnership between Kee Systems and a local school has led to a fantastic performance in a national racing competition.
Kee Klamp Fittings Showcase: Part Two
Kee Systems provides over 100 different Kee Klamp® pipe fittings, with this diverse range allowing for the creation and construction of modular structures of almost any configuration, on and off site, without welding.
The Kee Klamp® slope fittings solution
Our Kee Klamp® slope and stair fittings are perfect for installation of handrails on steeper gradients, and offer builders and specifiers an aesthetically pleasing option.
Important update to our self closing Kee Gate range
The design of our self-closing Kee Gate range has been modified to meet the requirements of the updated BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of Machinery - Permanent Means of Access to Machinery - part 3: Stairs, Stepladders and Guard-rails standard.
Kee Klamp Fittings Showcase
At Kee Systems we offer over 100 different types of Kee Klamp pipe fittings. This diverse range allows you to create modular structural connections of almost any configuration, on or off-site, without the need for welding or hotworks permits.
How we specify our Kee Klamp fittings
To meet the requirements of the numerous applications for which Kee Klamp® can be used, we offer many different kinds of fittings, which make the modular system flexible and adaptable. But how do we specify those fittings?
The many applications of Kee Fittings
From its humble beginnings, Kee Klamp® has evolved to become the ideal option for tubular structures across the globe. Today, Kee Klamp® fittings are a reliable and recognisable mainstay in the safety world.
Kee Systems at Railtex 2017
Business Development Manager for ground-based systems Neil Wright was at Railtex to share Kee Systems' solutions for a safer rail network.
Mesh or toe boards: what you need and when
It's a question we get asked all the time - do I need a toe board or mesh infill/panelling for my guardrail system to be compliant?
Beat the heat: construction workers make up almost half of all workplace UV exposure deaths
With the latest shocking new skin cancer figures for construction workers in mind, we have put together some simple tips to help you stay safe in the sun.
Keeping pedestrians and vehicles separate in busy areas
Why it is vital to keep pedestrians and vehicles separate in busy, dangerous areas such as factories and yards.
Our South London trade counter is still going strong!
Our Wandsworth trade counter has product experts on hand to help with advice, last minute orders and bespoke order requests.
Why do we galvanise our fittings?
Find out more about our 'hot dip' galvanised fittings, and learn how it provides a stronger, longer lasting product.
Kee Systems: seventy years of making the railway network safer
A short video created specifically for May's Railtex exhibition at the NEC, showcasing all the great work Kee Systems has done with the railway network over the last seven decades.
Kee Systems will be at Railtex in May
Come and see us at stand UO3 at the NEC from the 9th to 11th of May.
Kee Systems DDA compliant handrails
The Equality Act requires reasonable adjustments be made to public and commercial establishments to avoid and overcome physical barriers preventing disabled access. Over the years, Kee Systems has provided many DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant handrail solutions, helping companies comply with the act’s requirements.
Galvanised Kee Fittings v Fabricated
You need to be sure that once installed, guardrails and handrails continue to offer the highest level of safety. Fabricated handrails are prone to rust so the best way to ensure continued performance is by using the highest quality components such as Kee Klamp or Kee Lite.
Take a look at Kee Systems’ range of slope and stair fittings
Kee Systems' new range of slope and stair fittings are perfect for installation on steeper gradients and offer builders and specifiers an aesthetically pleasing option.
On track for a safer rail network
We recently provided a safety solution involving Kee Klamp safety barriers for pedestrians and maintenance teams along the new East West Railway into London from Bicester and Oxford.
Come and see us at Railtex, NEC
Come and visit us on Stand UO3 at Railtex, NEC, 9-11th May 2016
£800k fine after track worker almost loses arm to train
The recent prosecution of Network Rail after a worker was injured working trackside emphasises the importance of ensuring maintenance and engineering teams are adequately protected when working trackside.
Christmas Delivery and Opening Times
Important dates for the Christmas period
Aesthetically Pleasing Kee Access Handrails
Powder coated Kee Access handrails can provide both aesthetically pleasing and functional handrails
How to use new Kee Klamp slope fittings
Our short guide showing how you can construct handrails on inclines greater than 30° using the new range of Kee Klamp slope fittings.
Kee Gate range of Pallet Gates
Animated video showing how each of the Kee Gate Pallet Gates operates
Introducing our new range of Pallet Gates
Our new range of Pallet Gates are designed to allow the safe movement of goods between levels in warehouses, loading bays and logistic centres
Wholesaler fined for fatal fall
The recent case of a DIY wholesaler prosecuted following the death of a worker who fell from an unguarded platform at a warehouse highlights the importance of ensuring workers are protected when loading and unloading pallets.
The Benefits of Double Self Closing Safety Gates
Our latest video shows examples of how and where double self closing safety gates can be used.
Safety is Kee for Separating People from Hazards
Christian King discusses how safety measures such as pallet gates and self closing safety gates can help warehouse managers control potential hazards within warehouses.
Introducing New Kee Klamp Slope Fittings
The new range of Kee Klamp® slope fittings enhances the aesthetics of handrails along staircases, and ramps where the slope is greater than 30°.
Serious injury from fragile skylight fall
An exhibition firma and contractor have been prosecuted following a skylight fall.
Double self closing safety gates
Double Spring Loaded Safety Gates for voids larger than 1m
Roof Safety Solution for Twinings
We recently provided a comprehensive roof safety solution for Twinings
The Humble Kee Klamp
The Humble Kee Klamp is one of the greatest industrial inventions of the 20th century. Read about the history of Kee Klamp and Kee Systems published in Issue 4 of London Reconnections.
Rail Industry Safety Report
ORR's Annual Health and Safety Report of Performance of Britain's Railways shows the industry is on the right track for safety.
Work related fatalities
Provisional figures on work related fatalities are slightly up from last year
Chains or safety gates for safe access?
Self-closing safety gates offer greater benefits than chains when it comes to safe access and egress
Why galvanise fittings
The benefits of using hot dip galvanised fittings when constructing handrails, safety barriers and guardrails.
Benefits of bespoke access platforms
Some examples of how bespoke access platforms provide flexible solutions
Poorly installed handrails
This is what happens when handrails are not installed correctly.
Why you should use fittings and not fabricate
If you're installing a barrier, handrail or even access platform, fittings offer greater benefits than fabrication.
Simple Steps to Improved Station Access
Tubes and fittings such as Kee Access can help train stations to improve disabled access.
Infrarail Prize Draw Winner
Alistair Ince from Kee Systems presenting a magnum of champagne to Infrarail prize draw winner, Carillion Rail's Marianna Wotton
Kee Access Handrails for Glenthorne High School
Powder coated Kee Access handrails with perforated panels have provided a cost effective, safe access solution for Glenthorne High School's new development, The Hub
Installation of Kee Klamp for East West Railway
A presentation of our recent installation of Kee Klamp safety handrails for the East West Railway Project
A step by step guide to installing Kee Gate
A step by step guide showing how easy it is to install the Kee Gate self closing safety gate.
Self closing gates for the rail industry
Self closing safety gates provide the rail industry with a safety solution for passengers, maintenance staff and engineering teams.
Self Closing Gate Promotional Offer
Kee Gate Self Closing Safety Gate special offer Only £190 +VAT
Protecting the pubic at civic amenity centres
Safety barriers and railings offer a quick and easy solution to protecting the public at civic amenity centres
How to prevent falls from fixed ladders
Why you should install a self closing safety gates on fixed ladders used with machinery.
70 years protecting the rail industry
Some examples of how we have worked with the rail industry over the past 70 years.
Kee Systems Celebrates its 70th Anniversary
For the past 70 years Kee Systems has been providing solutions for a wide range of sectors
Helping the rail industry stay on the right track to safety
A short presentation showing some installations we have carried out on the rail network.
Tenbury Recycling Centre
Installation of Kee Klamp safety barriers at Tenbury Recycling Centre by Kee Systems demonstrates the wide range of applications for Kee Klamp when constructing safety barriers
Demonstrating the versatility of fittings
Kee Klamp fittings offer a flexible solution when constructing parapet safety railings.
Fabricating a Nightmare Blog
Blog by Kee Systems explaining why fittings are better than fabrication for constructing barrier systems
The benefits of spring loaded safety gates
Industrial spring loaded safety gates are an ideal solution to protecting open voids or for providing safe access and egress to demarcated areas within factories, warehouses and loading bays.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kee Systems
We shall be closing at 12pm on Thursday 24th December 2015 for our Christmas Break and will open again on Monday 4th January 2016 at 7.30am.
Helping to provide DDA compliant handrails
Kee Systems has used the Kee Access® range of fittings in varying applications, designs and colours to ensure safe access for all and compliance with the Equality Act.
How to protect pedestrians from moving vehicles
Why you should provide separate routes for pedestrians and vehicles in the workplace
Kee Klamp fittings provide bespoke fencing at new skate park
Kee Klamp fittings have provided a bespoke perimeter fence for the new Stansted Skate Park.
20 Years of Ensuring Disabled Access
The Disability Discrimination Act is 20 years old this November. Kee Access fittings from Kee Systems can help ensure compliance with this legislation by providing safe access to buildings for the disabled.
Why you must separate pedestrians and vehicles
Protective barriers and guardrails constructed from Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fittings are an effective solution to keeping vehicles and pedestrians separate in busy warehouses, loading bays and logistic centres.
80 Years of Kee Klamp Fittings
Watch the Kee Klamp® animated infographic to see how the fittings have developed over the past 80 years.
Kee Klamp fittings in the retail sector
Kee Systems has worked closely with a wide variety of retail outlets to provide a range of solutions including clothing rails, window displays and shelving for inside a store as well as trolley bays and roof safety outside.
How Kee Klamp fittings are used in restaurants and bars
Kee Klamp fittings have been used over the years to help bars and restaurants create stylish and welcoming atmospheres.
Why powder coat fittings?
A short guide on why we recommend powder coating for Kee Access and Kee Klamp fittings