Kee Systems provides safe access at household recycling centres
Kee Systems has installed safety fittings at Tenbury Wells Household Recycling Centre, providing peace of mind for both users and staff.
Diverting a wide range of recyclable materials from landfill, including soil and rubble, cardboard, wood, metal and electrical goods, the Worcestershire recycling centre is a split-level site offering easy access for workers, with no need to climb stairs to reach the recycling skips.
Kee Systems, which was established in 1946, provides technical advice and specification through to the supply and installation of barrier solutions, including pedestrian barriers, stairs, ramps, guardrails, safety gates and more. The company has worked with a wide range of public and private clients, including Veolia, the University of Brighton, Sunderland Royal Hospital and London Bridge station.
For the Tenbury Wells centre, Kee opted for its patented Kee Klamp guardrail system, which uses hot dip galvanised fittings, meaning they are more resilient to corrosion, an important consideration for the recycling centre environment.
The company explains that its Klamp range is suitable for a wide range of applications, being constructed from steel tubes which can be joined into ‘almost any conceivable configuration’ without the need for hot works on site. In addition, no specialist labour or tools are required, as a standard hex key can be used, saving on both costs and time. All the Kee Klamp® fittings are also TÜV-certified for strength, manufacturing quality and consistency.
Mesh infill panels were also added to the system, to ensure customer safety when dropping waste into individual bays. These are constructed from heavy gauge tube with a welded mesh infill, at a span of three and a half metres.
Nick Thomas, Contracts Manager at MF Freeman Group, the main contractor on the project, praised the process of working with Kee Systems, saying: “The whole project went very well. We have ended up with a great result for the client, and we would not hesitate in working with Kee Systems on future projects.”
For more information about Kee Systems and to view their range of products and services, visit the company website.