Edge Protection Systems for High-Rise Buildings
Edge protection systems are most universal for workers on high-rise buildings, including concrete structures and steel structures. These systems provide a barrier between workers and the edge of the building, protecting workers from falls and other accidents while they are working at height.
The system should ensure that it meets safety standards such as EN13374 and the Australian Standard AS/NZS4994 for Housing and Residential Buildings.
Compared to other passive protection devices, it can be said that edge protection systems provide the greatest degree of protection, and they are reusable, with a service life of generally more than 5 years.
Edge Protection Systems for Bridge and Highway
Edge protection systems are also crucial for ensuring worker safety on bridges and highways. These systems are designed to protect workers from falling off the edge of the bridge or highway while they are working at height, providing a barrier between them and the roadway below. The specific needs of bridge and highway projects require customized edge protection systems.
Edge Protection Systems for Formwork / Concrete Pouring
Edge protection systems are an essential safety feature when pouring concrete during formwork construction. These systems provide protection to workers who work at height and helps to prevent falls from the edge of the formwork. The edge protection system is especially important in high-risk areas such as edges, corners, and openings, where workers are exposed to greater risks.
Edge Protection Systems for Stairs
The use of edge protection systems on stairs is also necessary. Before the railings are installed, workers are at risk of falling, so measures need to be taken to protect them. Some people will use protective netting, which is certainly possible, but in the case of higher floors, it is better to use edge protection systems with a higher level of protection, in addition to the fact that they can be used repeatedly and are a cost-effective option.
Edge Protection Systems for Work Zone
Edge protection systems are crucial when creating a safe work zone on construction sites. These systems provide a physical barrier between the work zone and the surrounding area, helping to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering the area and increasing safety for workers.