A Weldless, Cost Effective Industrial Railing that
Exceeds OSHA Safety Standards

Self install alternate

Easy to Install

No specialized labor, permits, or tools are required to install our metal railing. It can be installed by just about any contractor or maintenance personnel.

Durable

Durable

Because our solution is not welded, the galvanization remains intact keeping the railing rust free for many more years than welded rail.

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Industrial Strength

The strength of our handrail solutions are comparable to welded rail and are designed to exceed OSHA standards. Our handrails are a safe and affordable industrial railing solution.

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Installing a Kee Klamp railing is
Simple and Cost Effective

Specialized Labor
Time
Special Permits
Safety Factor
Cost Effective
Kee Klamp Railing
Specialized Labor
None
Simple to install
Time
100 ft. per hour
2 people can install 100 ft. of railing in an hour
Special Permits
None
Kee Klamp railings don't require special permits
Safety Factor
Very Safe
Installation only requires a few simple tools.
Welded Railing
Specialized Labor
Yes
Professional Labor Union Employee
Time
Time Intensive
Varies on availability and skill level
Special Permits
Yes
Hot permit required
Safety Factor
Potentially Harmful
Welding creates a greater potential for bodily harm.

Choose a Railing System That
Will Last Decades

Maintenance is Quick and Painless

Breakage
Rust & Corrosion
Expansion
Specialized Labor
Simple Process
Kee Klamp Railing
Breakage
Easy to Repair
Loosen the surrounding fittings and replace only the damaged fittings and pipe
Rust & Corrosion
Entirely Galvanized
Kee Klamp railings known to last for 20 years without showing the least bit of rust
Expansion
Simple
Modular components make adding sections of railing or pipe simple
Specialized Labor
None
Railing can be repaired by general laborers
Welded Railing
Breakage
Difficult
A professional welder must replace the affected section
Rust & Corrosion
Prone to Rust
Welded railings typically begin to show rust under a two year period.
Expansion
Costly
A proffesional welder must come to site and galvanization is compromised.
Specialized Labor
Professional Welder
Welded railings must be installed and prepared by a professional welder.

Here Are Some OSHA Questions We Hear A Lot

What is the purpose of an OSHA Handrail?

A guardrail provides a sturdy base of support for stability, safety, and peace of mind. It’s a solution to be used on walkways and stairs to ensure the user has fall protection with balance and support. Guardrail is meant to prevent injury from an accidental or careless fall.

At what height do I need a guardrail?

42 inches is the standard height of guardrails to ensure effectiveness and safety. According to OSHA code, parapets less than 42 inches (give or take 3 inches) require a railing. Should a force of 200 lbs in any downward or outward direction cause the railing to dip below 39 inches, the guardrail is not in compliance. If a parapet or a guardrail that has a top rail, an intermediate rail (or midrail), and supporting posts already in place (not being newly added) at 36 inches or higher, the parapet or guardrail is acceptable under OSHA code 55 Federal Register 13360 due to the possible danger to the workers that would replace the system.In addition, under General Industry's proposed rule on Walking and Working Surfaces (55 Federal Register 13360), guardrail systems with top rails that are 36 inches in height would similarly be

How many pounds of force should a guardrail and handrail withstand at a minimum?

Handrails and OSHA compliant guardrail must support a 200-pound force. At any point on the handrail, it must sustain a 200-pound force applied downward or outward in any direction on the top railing. This means that no matter if you’re in the middle of the rail or at the end, 200-pounds of force must be held.

How many parts does a guardrail have?

The average guardrail has 3 main parts: the top railing, the middle railing, and the posts along the span of the guardrail. The middle railing is typically halfway between the top rail and the surface the guardrail is over. This formation allows for maximum stability and sturdiness with minimal excess of railing used. Toe-boards or kick plates can be added to prevent objects from falling over the edge of the surface if needed.

How much does an average guardrail cost?

An average guardrail will range between $30 to $80 per linear foot. The price will depend on the quality of metal used, the type of fabrication required, and the length/mass of the unit itself. Because of the weight of most guardrails, shipping expenses are typically an extra fee as well.

Why is guardrail height 42 inches?

Data from 40+ years concludes that guardrail between 39 and 45 inches does not compromise a person’s safety. Should a preexisting guardrail be 36 inches or taller, the guardrail is grandfathered into code compliance due to the danger of replacing it.

What is standard railing?

Another term for guardrail is standard railing. Guardrail is a railing system compromising of a top rail, intermediate rail, and posts spanning the length of the rail. It must reach a height of 42 inches (give or take 3 inches) as well as sustain a force of 200 lbs in any downward or outward direction in order to be compliant with OSHA code.

How many steps require a handrail OSHA?

According to OSHA code 1926.1052(c), four or more risers, or stairways rising more than 30 inches (whichever is less), requires at least one handrail between 30 and 37 inches from the surface of the stair tread.

How many steps can you have without a handrail?

3 steps or less, or less than 30 inches. According to OSHA code 1926.1052(c), four or more risers or rising more than 30 inches, whichever is less, requires at least one handrail. Unprotected edges of a stairway require a stair rail system.

Are handrails required on both sides of the stairs OSHA?

A single handrail on one side of a stairway is required for stairs with 4 or more steps. If the stairway has unprotected edges, stair rail systems are required with the top rail at 42 inches from the top of the stair tread.

Can a stair rail system also serve as a handrail?

Per OSHA code 1926.1052(c)(7), stair rail systems can also serve as a handrail but require the top rail to be not more than 37 inches in height and not less than 36 inches from the top of the stair tread. Per OSHA code 1910.29(f)(1)(iii)(A), stair rail systems can also serve as a handrail but require the top rail to be not more than 38 inches in height and not less than 36 inches from the top of the stair tread.

Why Use Modular Railing Systems?

Prefabricated guardrails from Simplified are designed to exceed OSHA code standards. There is no need to think about whether the solution fits the problem because it's been designed by an OSHA expert. The hight, strength, and upright spacing all meet the OSHA standard. Stop thinking about it, we've got you covered.

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Project Guide

We know planning and building your own railing can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. With that in mind, we created a guide to help you identify which Kee Klamps, pipe, and mounting options will work best for you.

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Different Types of Railings

Commercial
Commercial
The perfect solution for protecting pedestrian walkways and safe passage areas. Our versatile solution protects walkways, ramps, stairs and virtually any walking surface.
Residential
Residential
Our modular railing solution can be used to create aesthetic railings for use in residential environments.
Municipal
Municipal
Kee Railing is great for municipal applications and water treatment plants. The modular design is corrosion resistant and can easily adapt to toe board attachments.
ADA Compliant
ADA Compliant
ADA compliance requires a smooth handrail surface. We have an entire line of fittings to suit this application.
Stairs
Stairs
Special stair fittings make it possible to properly angle top rails and mid rails along steeply angled surfaces.
Ramps
Ramps
Our ramp base fitting make it possible to have plumb uprights developed especially for ramps of inclines between 3° and 11°
Pedestrian Guardrail
Pedestrian Guardrail
Protect entrances, exits, curbs and drop offs with clean looking modular railing.
Rooftop
Rooftop
OSHA requires that any working area within 15 feet of a roof edge be protected with a barrier. We offer both penetrating and non-penetrating solutions.
Offset
Offset
A complete line of offset bases are available so that you can attach your railing to the side of a walking surface.
Infill Panels
Infill Panels
Custom infill panels are available in many different styles. Discuss the kind of infill panel you need with our sales engineer.
Fencing
Fencing
Our modular railing is strong and easy to assemble and disassemble if necessary. This makes it a great candidate for a wide variety of fencing arrangements.
Machinery
Machinery
Protect workers and machinery from warehouse traffic by installing highly visible machinery guardrail.


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