Edge Protection Installation and Why Is It Important

Anchored received a call from the Council on behalf of the mechanical air-conditioning technicians they had contracted to work on their air conditioning system. The technicians felt unsafe while trying to access the air conditioning units on the roof, as they would have had to walk across the awning.

We installed both a ladder bracket and roof guard rails in order to ensure safety and peace of mind for the technicians so they could complete their job.

Solutions We Carried Out:

A solution for all parties – we installed a roof ladder bracket and 24 metres of guard rail to provide a safe route across the roof to the air conditioning units. A ladder bracket is used to safely mount a ladder to the entrance point, which removes any risk of the ladder sliding to either side. It will also ensure the ladder has no chance of slipping where it meets the ground, providing the ring of the ladder is placed over the ladder hook.

The Results:

The air conditioning technicians were very pleased with our additions, and felt very safe making their way on to the roof to complete their job. At Anchored, worker safety is our top priority, so our team was extremely satisfied knowing we had provided the technicians with safety measures they required in order to complete their work.

Anchored was very satisfied with the outcome of this job, as we were able to have happy customers in the air conditioner technicians, their employers, as well as the Council. All in all, it was a job well done.

Why Installation Edge Protection is Important?

Prevents Accidents: Edge protection is crucial in preventing falls, which are a leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. It serves as a physical barrier, averting accidental slips or trips at the edge of a surface.

Compliance with Legislation: In many regions, occupational safety laws mandate the use of edge protection when working at heights. Non-compliance can result in hefty fines and legal consequences.

Enhances Worker Confidence: Knowing that there is a safeguard against falls can boost workers’ confidence, enabling them to focus better and increasing productivity.

Reduces Risk of Injury: Even if a fall doesn’t result in a fatality, it can still cause severe injuries. Edge protection reduces the likelihood of such incidents, promoting a safer workspace.

Cost-Effective: While setting up edge protection might require an initial investment, it can save money in the long run by reducing costs associated with accidents – worker compensation, medical expenses, and potential legal fees. It also minimises the downtime caused by accidents, keeping projects on schedule.

Versatile: Edge protection comes in various forms, such as guardrails, safety nets and personal fall arrest systems. They can be customised to suit different types of construction sites and applications.

For all your edge protection needs in Melbourne and surrounding areas, contact us today.
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