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Access for all with Kee Access® fittings

Posted By:Chris Paterson

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The Equality Act 2010 (formerly DDA) says that ‘reasonable adjustments should be made’ to public and commercial establishments to avoid and overcome physical barriers preventing disabled access.

To help businesses meet this requirement, we offer the Kee Safety Kee Access® range of modular tubular fittings, which allow the construction of guardrails and handrails in almost any configuration and location.

Kee Access® fittings have been designed to give smooth, uninterrupted handrail with size 7 tube. They are ideal for creating new barriers, but the system can also be used as a retrofit solution thanks to its modular design, allowing a new handrail to be added on to an existing railing system.

Kee Access®
Kee Access®

These handrails were powder coated blue, providing an attractive appearance whilst assisting visually impaired users, ensuring the handrails stand out.

You may have seen yellow Kee Klamp® and blue Kee Access® handrails at various railway stations across the country. Combined, these allow easy and safe access to the station for elderly and disabled passengers.

Roof Edge can provide powder coated handrails in a variety of RAL colours allowing huge flexibility with colour contrast options.

Amongst other requirements, the Equality Act required handrails that are not cold to the touch. Powder coating meets this requirement and ensures all handrails remain at a safe temperature.

The benefits of DDA compliant handrails are:

> Fittings conform to the regulatory requirements of Building Regs. Part M for DDA compliance

> Colour coating ensures a not cold to the touch finish

> Add on components allow for non compliant systems to be upgraded if necessary

> Hugely cost effective to install. No welding, threading or bolting is required

> The flexible system can accommodate on-site variations.

If you want to find out more about our range of DDA compliant handrails or would like a quote, get in touch via our online contact form or call 0141 949 1014.