Saferail is an industrial handrailing system that has been extensively used throughout the UK on a wide variety of sites such as power stations, petrochemical sites, factories and industrial fire escape stairs.
Saferail can be provided as a fully fabricated system or in standard modular shapes to allow simple handrails systems to be pieced together with the support of tubular or solid bar handrail stanchions.
The range consists of handrail stanchions, handrail, gates, kick flat and a range of fixings and connectors, all designed in accordance with BS4592 and BSEN ISO14122
To complete the range, ladders and barrier rail (Heavy duty welded handrail systems) are also available
BS4592 and BS EN ISO 14122 offers guidance on the design of your handrail system so below are some of the key considerations from the standards.
Taking into consideration these design criteria, Lionweld offer Handrail
Stanchions with 500mm ball centres as standard on platform
stanchions and 450mm on stair stanchions with a variable tail length to suit your flooring height.
To ensure your handrail meets the key design criteria, Lionweld Kennedy offer a standard design to compliment our steel grating products up to 50mm deep.
The table below shows the tail length and the toe plate size required to ensure the lower opening remains within the 500mm limit and the handrail provides the minimum 1100mm overall height from the walking surface.
To ensure your handrail meets the key design criteria, Lionweld Kennedy offer a standard design to compliment our steel grating up to 50mm deep. The table below shows the tail length and the toe plate size required to ensure the lower opening remains within the 500mm limit and the handrail provides the minimum 1100mm overall height form the walking surface.
All stanchions are manufactured using S235JR grade material with a 3.0mm wall thickness.
Other sizes are available upon request.
|Tubular Stanchion sizes|
|Stanchion Size||Ball Size (nominal dia)||Rail Size|
|25nb (33.7mm o/d)||60mm Dia||25nb (33.7mm o/d)|
|32nb (42.4mm o/d)||60mm dia||25nb (33.7mm o/d)|
|32nb (42.4mm o/d)||75mm dia||32nb (42.4mm o/d)|
|40nb (48.3mm o/d)||75mm Dia||32nb (42.4mm o/d)|
|40nb (48.3mm o/d)||75mm dia||40nb (48.3mm o/d)|
Solid Stanchions are manufactured using S275JR grade material as standard.
|Solid Stanchions Sizes|
|Shank Size||Ball Size||Rail Size|
|32mm||63mm||33.7mm o/d (25nb)|
|38mm||70mm||33.7mm o/d (25nb)|
|38mm||70mm||42.4mm o/d (32nb)|
|45mm||80mm||42.4mm o/d (32nb)|
|45mm||80mm||48.3mm o/d (40nb)|
For areas where it may be required to remove the handrail system from time to time, we can offer a removable stanchion. The Type E stanchion has a plain end with a collar welded to it. This stanchion is secured in place using either the Type J or Type H socket, dependant on the required fixing method.
Handrail Stanchions can be manufactured with many variations including single ball stanchions, 3 ball stanchions and can be manufactured with special base plates. Where necessary gate hinges and toe plate brackets can be welded to the stanchions.
Lionweld Kennedy offer a fully bespoke fabrication service for industrial handrailing to suit simple or high complexity designs. We are able to manufacture handrailing for walkways, staircases and storage tanks whilst also allowing for non-standard connections such as welded joints. All fabricated handrail is drawn using our CAD or Tekla software then fabricated and piece marked for easy on site erection.
Saferail is supplied as pre-galvanised tube as standard but is also available in hot dipped galvanized or self colour finish.
Pre-fabricated handrail sections are held in stock to facilitate speedy deliveries, allowing simple handrail systems to be formed without the need for bending on site.
Expanding handrail connectors are used for joining:- 25mm nominal bore (33.7mm OD), 32mm nominal bore (42.4mm OD), 40mm nominal bore (48.4mm OD) tubular handrailing.
The Handrail Connectors are simply pushed into the tube and secured by tightening the grub screw with an allen key. This type of connection is generally used for 3.2mm thick handrail.
Each section of handrail tube is drilled and tapped to enable an M8 grub screw to be located between the groove of the connector and be secured into position. This type of connection is generally used for 4mm thick handrail.
Toeplate is used to form a barrier to prevent objects falling off the edge of the walkway. 5mm flat bar is supplied in various heights (depending on the depth of flooring) to provide a 100mm high edge protection around the open grid flooring.
Toe plate can be either welded to the flooring or attached to the handrail stanchions using a U bolt or our innovative kickklamp system.
KickKlamp brackets are a revolutionary system for fixing kick flat / toe plate to handrail standards. The basic principle involves gripping the toe plate with steel ‘forked fingers’ and fixing to the stanchion with a single grub screw.
K25 Used with: –
K40 Used with: –
Alternate the KickKlamps (K25 / K40), fixing them to the top and bottom of the toe plate. On shorter runs, for extra security, use two KickKlamps per stanchion, one of the top and one on the bottom of the toe plate.
Fix KickKlamps to every stanchion on top of the toe plate and clamp down against the base plate of the stanchion.
To accompany the KickKlamps, corner brackets (KCB1 / KCB2) and straight connectors (KCB3) can be used to join the lengths of toe plate as required.
As an alternative method of fixing toe plate to a stanchion, the toeplate can be cut to size and drilled at each end to allow a bespoke bracket to be fixed around a stanchion and securing the toe plate in place.
Self closing gates are designed to compliment our saferail handrail
system and are usually provided with an enclosed spring assembly, hinged to an adjoining handrail stanchion or bolted to a flat member such as an angle using a 65mm x 850mm x 12mm thick fixing plate.
BS4592-0:2006+A1:2012 requires gates to provide equal protection to that required for the surrounding guarding. It should consist of a Handrail, at least one intermediate or knee rail and a toe plate.
This design criteria makes the traditional half height gate non-compliant unless it is being used at ground level where toe plate is not required.
Please visit our BIM library for details of our Full Height Gates and Half Height Gates