The Different Types of Edge Protection
What are the Different Variations of Edge Protection?
There are three main forms of Edge Protection for you to consider when working at height. These are:
There are several factors for you to consider when deciding which form of Edge Protection is most suitable for you. The first of which is the appearance of the building. If your building is a listed building, church, university or any form of heritage site, a Collapsible Guardrail is more likely to be the ideal option for you.
As the name suggests, a Collapsible/Folding Guardrail can be folded flat to the floor when not in use. The ultra-strong hinged bracket allows the system to easily fold down on itself and remain out of sight, when not in use.
In complete contrast, a Fixed Guardrail system is designed to give permanent protection for personnel working at height. This system is typically fixed into the top of a parapet wall and the only adjustable element would be the height.
Finally, is the Freestanding Guardrail. Depending on the type of the roof in question, you may not want to penetrate the roof when installing the system, this makes the Freestanding Guardrail the perfect choice. Using proven counterbalance design, the configuration provides the ability to protect those working at height without penetrating the roof surface.
At Heightsafe, we can design the perfect system that suits you and your building requirements. If you are looking to connect a ladder system to the Edge Protection, self-closing swing gate or require the system powder coated in a certain colour, our experienced team can make that happen.