Roofing frame protection is commonly used during the construction of buildings to protect workers from falling. The most common components are toe board, a primary guard rail, and a second intermediate rail. The Edge Protection Federal state aims to keep people and objects from falling to lower levels. Many types of protective gear are available, but some guidelines must be followed depending on the type of roof. In the building projects of commercial or residential buildings, roof edge protection is the most commonly used fall protection equipment. Toeboards, main guard rails, and intermediate rails are standard components.
Specifically, EN 13374 is the International Standard for Temporary Edge Protection. Designed to ensure that all edge protection systems meet stringent safety and rate of performance standards, this applies to flat and inclining surface protection. Temporary edge protection must fall into one of three categories, as follows:
Protection for smooth surfaces and pitched roofs up to 10 degrees.
Protects smooth surface and pitched shingle roofs up to a 30° angle with Class B-level protection.
Class C – safety for tops with an angle of 60 ° or more.
These include Gross Barrier Systems, Mesh Blocking Systems, Counterbalance Systems, Tubular Guardrail solutions, and Screen Protection Systems. These all have advantages and disadvantages, so selecting the proper edge protection for each project is essential.
Listed here are the most common varieties:
The vast majority meets class A of the EN 13374 standard, but a few are Class B compliant. Guardrail, toe board, and mesh infill are all included in this design. High levels of containment and a sense of operational safety are the result. They’re easy to put together, but they still manage to convey a sense of refinement.
These fall protection systems use devouring safety net programs to provide both fall protection and a high containment level. A safety net is used to span between paid or voluntary posts 10 metres away and meet EN 13374 Category C requirements.
The Tubular Guardrail
This is done with the help of scaffolding tubes and fittings. This is a highly adaptable solution because the scaffold can be attached in various ways, including walls or steelwork, when using pipes & fittings. It is possible to develop edge protection that can meet the requirements of Class A, B, C roof for a tube & fitting, as opposed to proprietary off-the-shelf systems.
Protective Screen that Ascends on Itself
Enclosing the perimeter of the building with mesh, wood, netting, or sheeting, these multi-height climbers systems meet the requirements of EN 13374 Class A. Workers feel secure, but the installation is time-consuming, and the structure is vulnerable to high wind loads, so careful planning is needed.
Because different areas have different needs, many sites use more than several systems above. As long as the systems work together being utterly compliant with EN 13374, this is a good practice. With the right scaffold designing firm, you can ensure that your site is safe and legally compliant even when using multiple systems. Do not skimp on edge protection; the consequences can be dire if you don’t.
Using roof edge protection for everyone’s safety is a good idea. Whether visitors, maintenance crews, or your employees, a proper roof edge scheme will keep them all safe.
Human error is often blamed on the user, but with a collective system, that error will be eliminated as well. As a result, you may focus on the task at hand rather than worrying about whether or not they are wearing a strap or connecting to the personal protection system.