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Guardrail Edge Protection Testing and Maintenance

Guardrail Edge Protection Testing and Maintenance
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Guardrail should be inspected at least every 12 months. There are many reasons why guardrails may not be compliant, and may not provide the collective protection they were intended to provide. The weather can have a big impact on the stability of guardrail systems, ie excessive high winds and snow may cause the rails to move and become detached at points. Foliage can also cause guardrail to become unstable.

It is recommended to have Guardrail Edge Protection visually inspected every 12 months. This ensures that the system still meets the manufacturers commendations and shows you have taken all the necessary steps to provide the highest possible safety for anybody Working at Height.

Heightsafe, install, inspect and certify the following types of guardrail edge protection systems:

  • Fixed
  • Freestanding
  • Parapet
  • Collapsible
  • Rivet fix
  • Rail fixed to metal deck roofs

What to look for:

  • Movement from the original installation location
  • Damage to critical components and counterbalance weights
  • Loose or missing components, fixing bolts, grub screws etc.
  • Vandalism

Heightsafe Systems will tag the guardrail and provide you with a certificate of inspection for your records and contact you’re a month prior to your next inspection due date. This will guarantee your system always remains safe and fit for use. Should you require any repairs, Heightsafe Systems will provide you with a report explaining any urgent repairs or recommendations which may help improve your system and your safety.

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