Introduction of Edge Fall Protection

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Hello, I am Pieter Zhang, founder of APAC. I have been in the site safety products business for 14 years and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge about site safety products from the perspective of a Chinese supplier.

According to construction industry statistics, falls from great heights and object strikes caused by working at great heights account for more than 40% of all accidents.

Therefore, when working at height, the personnel participating in construction should actively learn the basic knowledge of working at height, enhance their ability to prevent safety accidents while working at height, and work at height must have reliable safety fall protection equipment.


Falling from height in construction

Therefore, When working at height, the personnel participating in construction should actively learn the basic knowledge of working at height, enhance the ability to prevent safety accidents in working at height and work at height must have reliable safety Fall protection equipment.


These Safety Edge Fall Protection Products prevent people from falling from heights.

Definition of working at height in different country

China: Work carried out at heights of 2m or more from the level where there is a risk of falling.

Europe: work at heights above 2m

USA: General industry: 1.2m, Marine: 1.5m, Construction: 1.8m

UK: If a person is injured due to a fall from a height, the location is considered a ‘height’, even if it is below ground level.

However, regardless of the country, it is a requirement that whenever there is work at height, there is a risk of falling and fall protection measures must be taken.

Below shows our basic principles of our Edge fall protection for working at height

1. Elimination of risk factors of falling from height

2. Personal fall protection for working at height

3. Collective edge protection working at height

Roof fall risk

For the roof of any building, there are several sources of risk. Are entrances and exits a safety hazard? Is there a daughter wall on the side that does not require fall protection? What if there are no safety harness hanging points? In the face of these questions, how do we take the appropriate precautions?

Workshop risk sources

How are temporary repairs after the addition of guardrails handled? How are people and goods protected during the transport of goods? Temporary and permanent fall protection measures for working at height within the workshop? How to build a competent lifeline system?


Collective edge protection measures

Where the risk of falling cannot be completely eliminated, collective Protection is the preferred fall protection system because it has the following features.

No additional personal protective equipment (e.g. harnesses etc.) is required at work and workers will be free from distractions and able to concentrate on the task at hand

No training in the operation of the product and related safety knowledge is required prior to use, protecting anyone at work

No restriction on the number of people

No need to test the system for safety before each use

Reusable and easy and inexpensive to maintain

Personal fall protection measures

Personal fall arrest systems are reliable low-frequency operational protection solutions and the features of such protection systems are as follows.

Relatively low initial acquisition cost, which can accommodate the owner’s budget

Virtually invisible in appearance, not affecting the appearance of the building

Annual inspection is required after installation, resulting in high follow-up costs

The system needs to be tested for safety indicators before each use and can only be used after passing the test

A cushion can be provided to protect people in the event of a fall, but it cannot prevent a fall from occurring

Need to rescue people after a fall has occurred.