Five fasteners for all requirements
Putting together a guard-rail for a stairway or platform can require some very specialist expertise. It isn’t just a case of taking into account different angles – even the way a stairway joins to a platform can influence the design of a guard-rail.
For that reason, guard-rail systems often comprise a huge range of varied fasteners. That’s not the case with TPS. Five fasteners are all it takes to cover all requirements. They link stanchions with stairways or platforms, connect to hand-rails and provide a secure hold for knee-rails. That makes a designer’s job much easier. Instead of having to find a separate component for each job, users can work with very clear principles of TPS to design efficient guard-rails. If the construction has to be modified at a later point in time, the existing components can be reused very easily. What’s more, far fewer individual parts need to be held in stock.
Guard-rails built using TPS are cylindrical, clean and safe. Stanchions and hand-rails are made from Profiles 8 D40 with one or two grooves that can be sealed to form clean, closed cylindrical surfaces that give dirt no place to hide and minimise injury hazards. Slimline Profile 6 D30 4N is used to form knee-rails.
TPS is geared up for the construction of mandatory safety features such as knee and foot-rails. As a result, users have no trouble complying with – and even exceeding – stipulations laid down by the ISO and statutory accident insurance and prevention institutions in Germany. For example, foot-rails made from Profile 8 120x16 E are 20 mm higher than the specifications set out in DIN EN ISO 14122.