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Having successfully supplied numerous roof access systems to many locations within the education sector, SAFETYWORKS & Solutions were delighted to provide a comprehensive roof safety solution for installation at The University of Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK’s leading business-facing University and one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million. With a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 165,000 alumni.

The project involved upgrading the roof access and safety systems on the McLaughlin Building. Following a comprehensive site assessment of the existing systems, SAFETYWORKS & Solutions submitted a report and plan of recommendation for the supply of a new, improved system that would enable operatives to undertake maintenance tasks at height safely and securely.

For edge protection and easy movement around the roof areas, 242 l/m of Easyguard free standing handrails were installed. Installation is rapid due to the easily assembled design, with the base plates fitted with bonded ribbed rubber mats, including an EPDM foam infill which helps to reduce heat transference to the roof membrane, which in turn assists to minimise membrane degradation. Galvanised to BS/EN 1461, Easyguard has been proven throughout a variety of locations including hospitals, schools, sports stadia, housing associations, and industrial buildings to be highly durable, and cost efficient.

To ensure safe roof access to the tank room, SAFETYWORKS & Solutions manufactured and installed a 4m Free Standing Access Ladder.

In addition, SAFETYWORKS managed on-site logistics to ensure the smooth completion of this installation, including provision of cranes, the delivery to site of 12 tonnes of ballast, and the placement of 500 PV panels and stands on behalf of the PV installation company.

Commenting on the project, Marco Norman, Managing Director of SAFETYWORKS & Solutions said, “We have an extensive portfolio of successful installations within the education sector, and were delighted to utilise our experience and understanding of this environment, and its requirements to supply a cost effective, fast track roofing system to Hertfordshire University”.

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