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Edge Protection

Industry Hire are your Working At Height specialists and our edge protection systems are world class, ensuring excellence in safety and compliance. We provide and install edge protection systems either as part of a larger scaffolding job or as a standalone installation. 

 

When is edge protection required?

Edge protection is the preferred control for preventing falls from roofs on single-storey buildings because it isolates multiple workers from the risk of a fall. If this is not practicable then the use of scaffolding (more detail below), mobile elevating work platforms or temporary work platforms are more acceptable alternatives.

Provide edge protection on all the exposed edges of a roof, including the perimeter of buildings, skylights or other fragile roof materials, and any openings in the roof. This also applies to openings and edges of floor areas. Working at height means working in a place where a person could be injured if they fell from one level to another. Rather than thinking about how high the fall will be, consider how someone could fall and what they might land on.

 

Installing Edge Protection

Install edge protection as early as possible on a job so multiple groups of contractors, sub-contractors and workers can use it throughout the project (eg builders, electrical workers, and roofers).

 

Talk to the guys at Industry Hire today about your edge protection needs.

 

 

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