introduction Fall protection is an essential part of the construction industry, and workers must make sure they are protected from falls. This is especially true for those who work on leading and sharp edges. Leading edges often pose a threat because they have gaps between them and the floor below, potentially allowing workers to fall […]
Introduction Steel is a common material used in construction, and there are different grades of steel available depending on the intended use. Two common grades of steel are Q235 and Q345. So what is the difference between these two grades? And which one should you choose for your project? Read on to find out. What […]
INTRODUCTION Temporary edge protection systems are utilized in work-at-height jobs and protect people from falling to lower surfaces. Edge protection systems are very new to the construction industry and other work-at-height jobs. Yet, you will see fast changes in its processing and popularity. When you are specifying an edge protection system, standards and regulations can […]
introduction Different fatal accidents may occur in the absence of safety protocol on construction site. These results can be either due to the falling of an object or due to falling from heights. The edge protection system is used on construction sites in order to keep workers safe when they are working. The main function of […]
In the construction industry, the number of fatal and nonfatal occupational injuries is higher than in other industries. Among the causes of these accidents, falls from the leading edge can be the most hazardous activity. The aim of the Edge Protection System (EPS) is to reduce the risk of falling from leading edge, leading to the advancement and […]
APAC Mesh Barrier Guardrail Systems 1. Is the top edge height of top rails (or equivalent guardrail system members) 42 inches, plus or minus 3 inches above the walking or working level? [29 CFR 1926.502(b)(1)] Note: When necessary, the height of the top edge may exceed the 45_inch height, if the guardrail system meets all other criteria. When employees are using stilts, the […]
According to the statistics of the construction sector, falling from height and object strikes caused by working at height account for more than 40 percent of the total number of accidents.
Part 1: General requirements 1.1 SCOPEThis Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture and testing of equipmentthat is intended to provide temporary edge protection for persons working on roofs ofbuildings having slopes not greater than 35° to the horizontal and for other exposed edges,prior to the installation of the permanent walling materials.NOTES:1 This Standard does […]
This document EN 13374:2004 has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 53 “Temporary works equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.
This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by December 2004, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2004.
The standard is intended to cover equipment for temporary edge protection appropriate for use throughout Europe.