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Temporary Edge Protection systems compliant with BS EN 13374 are widely considered as the best way of preventing falls from roof, floor and void edges.

Our systems are designed and tested to BS EN 13374

Our designs are created and checked in-line with BS5975:2019

Fast, reliable nationwide delivery

Full supply and installation service available

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For technical enquiries or to request a quotation, contact a member of our sales team

 01606 834 630 or office@gmsafedeck.co.uk

Temporary edge protection systems

Temporary edge protection systems are used in construction and maintenance work, primarily to prevent people from falling. Our edge protection systems have been designed and tested to the British & European Standard BS EN 13374:2013+A1:2018. The design and checking of the systems are compliant with BS5975 (Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures). 

Bespoke systems and demarcation for non-standard structures can also be designed to suit your structure by our experienced external Temporary Works Designer.

Class A Temporary Edge Protection :

Provide protection to flat surfaces and slopes up to 10o. It provides resistance to static loads and is based on the requirement to support a person leaning against, holding onto, walking beside and possibly stumbling against the Edge Protection.

Class B Temporary Edge Protection :

Provides protection to sloping surfaces generally from 10o to 30o and to 60o for 2m slopes. Class B provides resistance to both static and low dynamic loads and is based on the requirements to support a person leaning against, walking beside and/or holding onto, and possibly stumbling against. It also contains a person who could slide down a steep sloping surface and subsequently impacts the edge protection.

Class C Temporary Edge Protection :

Provides protection to steeply sloping surfaces from 30o up to 45o and up to 60o for 5m slopes. It provides resistance to high dynamic loads only and is based on the requirements to contain a person sliding down a steeply sloping surface. Class C Edge Protection, in essence is a fall arrest system and does not provide a handhold or support for a person to lean against.

Benefits of our edge protection systems

  • Designed to BS EN 13374
  • It is quick and easy to install
  • Our systems are available for long term hire
  • Installation service available by qualified FASET Trained & CSCS blue carded installers
  • We provide training for site operatives and managers on safe installation and weekly inspections of installed systems
  • We can design bespoke edge protection systems to meet your requirements
  • We provide nationwide coverage

Where can temporary edge protection be used?

Our edge protection systems are suitable for a wide range of working at height environments, including:

  • Roof edge protection
  • Floor level edge protection
  • Void edge protection
  • Demarcation systems can be designed and provided; these must though be a minimum of 2m from the roof / floor edge

Request A Quote

For technical enquiries or to request a quotation, contact a member of our sales team

 01606 834 630 or office@gmsafedeck.co.uk

FAQs

What is passive fall protection and how is this different from active fall protection?

Passive fall protection protects all personnel at risk and dose not require actions by the individual, e.g. safety nets. This is considered safer and so preferable to active protection which requires individual action in order to protect him/herself, e.g. clipping on lanyards. Safety Nets are collective i.e. passive.

What is FASET and why should I use a company who holds FASET membership?

FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) is the leading trade association and training body for the safety net rigging and temporary safety systems industry. FASET works together with its members to provide guidance and training to promote safer ways of working. The guidance provides good practices for contractors and provides understanding of the industry for clients. Members of FASET have undergone a rigorous application process and annual audit to ensure quality and commitment to safety and best standards are maintained. This audit process is now accredited by SSiP and is therefore mutually recognised with other health and safety assessment schemes.

As one of the UK leading suppliers of fall arrest systems G&M Safety Netting and G&M Safe Deck are full members of FASET and our directors serve on the board and have been active on various sub-committees over the years.

What does a safety net do?

The purpose of a safety net is to arrest falls by absorbing the kinetic energy from the person falling. Safety nets minimise the distance and consequence of the fall. Often, they act in conjunction with other temporary safety systems such as edge protection and stair tower access to create a complete safe system of works for people working at height.

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