Steel Fabricators UK

16/11/2018

Steel Fabricators UK

Ongoing Project- Milton Keynes– Plant deck, roof stairs, cat ladders….

Working for G F Tomlinson at a project in Milton Keynes, Dio-Met are currently on site completing a range of commercial steelwork installations including various cat ladders, roof access platforms, plant decks, up and over ladders and other miscellaneous steelwork.

This latest commercial project is undertaken by main contractor G F Tomlinson; a well-established construction company that has grown to be one of the most recognised builders in the midlands and Dio-Met have been subcontracted to supply and install a range of steelwork products including:

Cat Ladders – Metal access ladders, usually used for infrequent maintenance of pipework, ducting and other electrical services on rooftops. Cat ladders tend to only occupy a small footprint and are perfect for occasional use. Each ladder has a series of round steel rungs and becomes protected with a looping fall barrier system once the ladder reaches a certain height. At the top, a safety platform is installed to provide a safe walk-out area to access the roof space.

Roof Stairs and Up-and-Over Steps – The roof of a commercial building can often be cluttered with a range of services including pipes, wires, ducting, ventilation, rooflights and air-conditioning units; all of which will require safe access from time-to-time. Up-and-over steps are a very common method of navigating and bridging various services and usually made with weighted rubber feet so that the roof membrane need not be drilled.

Roof stairs can range from short steps to access certain areas or larger, more complex systems to guide maintenance teams safely around a roof area and between differing levels with ease. Most steelwork installed on commercial roofs are galvanized finish for long-lasting protection against the elements and absolute minimal maintenance or painting. To be cost effective, the standard format for handrailing on these steps is key-clamp systems which are durable and adaptable to almost any scenario.

Edge Protection- Roof fall barriers are imperative for safety - even for very infrequent access, guard rails must be installed to all areas where a person could potentially fall and suffer injury. The most common style of edge protection for commercial roofs is again key clamp style barriers- they are often installed with a counter-weight system that secures the barrier in place without needing to drill the roof- much the same principle as the staircase support bases. Other edge protection can also include safety wires that can be clipped on to when used in conjunction with a harness and lanyard.

The project at Red Bull Nottingham is ongoing, more updates will follow, pictures below.

Edge Protection, Roof Stairs and Key Clamp Handrails

 

 

Get in touch with us to discuss your steel staircase or commercial access requirements on 0114 243 9009 or email sales@diometonline.co.uk

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