Temporary edge protection systems during construction
It is against many laws for people to work unprotected close to an edge off which they can fall a distance that will cause injury or harm.
Examples can be, people working on roofs must be protected from falling from any exposed edge. Similarly, those who install the selected protection must also be protected from falling. Edge protection can be achieved in many ways.
Any system in conformity with the BS EN 13374 will provide adequate edge protection for workers.
BS EN 13374 specifies three classes of edge protection: Class A, Class B and Class C. Edge protection can take many forms but, traditionally, it has used, tube and fitting‟ scaffold components, supplemented where necessary by nets, fencing meshes and tensioned wires.
More recently, it has been formed from purpose-made components, manufactured and/or assembled by specialist companies like foldable edge protection screens manufactured by Protect in®. Whichever system you propose to use you must be able to demonstrate that the system you specify is ‘fit for purpose’.
Class A edge protection systems which are designed to withstand only static loads, based on a requirement to:
(i) Support a person leaning on the protection or provide a handhold when walking beside it, and (ii) Arrest a person who is walking or falling towards the protection.
Class B edge protection systems, which are designed to withstand static loads and low dynamic forces, based on a requirement to:
(i) Support a person leaning on the protection or provide a handhold when walking beside it.
(ii) Arrest a person who is walking or falling towards the protection.
Class C edge protection systems are designed to withstand high dynamic forces (refer to BS EN 13374 for test procedure) based on the requirement to:
(i) Arrest the fall of a person sliding down a steeply sloping surface.
The Protect in® temporary edge protection system can also be used as a slab edge protection system during civil construction of buildings, or any construction site for temporary edge protection, while displaying promoting your company logo. Safety rules, slogans AIDS awareness campaigns can also be printed on the fence at construction sites.in addition the
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