Leisure and hospitality
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South West England
Hall & Woodhouse
KeeGuard® Premium roof edge protection was installed by Safesite at Hall & Woodhouse’s contemporary pub and restaurant in Portishead to allow safe maintenance of solar panels on the roof.
Hall & Woodhouse is a family-owned company with over 250 pubs and restaurants nationwide and brewer of the award-winning Badgers ales. The Portishead pub and restaurant’s design pays homage to the surrounding area’s heritage. Situated on the dockside, overlooking Portishead Quays Marina, Hall & Woodhouse Portishead is a strikingly modern building, constructed from 28 recycled shipping containers and was shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in 2013.
Committed to reducing its impact on the environment, Hall & Woodhouse installed solar panels on the roof of the Portishead property in order to provide clean energy. As access would be required to the roof for general repair purposes as well as to maintain the solar panels, Colin Wood (Project Manager), contacted Safesite in order to find a safe solution.
Safesite carried out a survey and assessment of the roof area and specified KeeGuard® Premium edge protection as it was able to deal with the limited space created by the installation of the panels. KeeGuard® Premium was considered the ideal solution as it does not require counterweights along the full run of the system. This unique design is ideal for areas such as this where traditional counterweights are unsuitable or potential trip hazards are a concern.
Colin Wood commented on the installation, “Safesite’s KeeGuard® Premium provides perfect protection for anyone working on the roof or solar panels and was able to deal with the limited space we have on the roof. The simplicity of the installation and on-going use and maintenance of the alternative harness systems was a major factor in the decision. There is the further benefit that if we expand the building to include accommodation, the system can simply be taken up and then re-installed onto the new roof.”