Defender Roof Edge Protection® is a cost effective roof top safety railings system. The guardrail is available in three formats; economy, standard and plus the system will ensure that on flat roofs up to a 3° slope a collective protection system can be installed to protect all workers who need access to the roof area. The Defender Roof Edge Protection® system utilises recycled PVC weights to support a freestanding counterbalance system which does not penetrate the roof surface and complies fully with the requirements of EN 14122 part 3.
Why use Defender Roof Edge Protection®
Statistics from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) show that falls from height are the biggest cause of death and the second biggest cause of serious injuries in the workplace. The latest figures from 2008/2009 state that 45 people died and 3,750 were seriously injured as a result of falls from height in the work place
. Under the amended Work at Heights legislation 2007, anybody in control of rooftop working has a moral and legal obligation to do all they can to ensure a safe working environment. Building owners, employers and employees must carry out risk assessments, issue method statements and decide whether alternative forms of access would be safer. The penalties for failing to provide adequate protection are severe and HSE is strictly enforcing this legislation to promote safer working environments. Download a guide to Working at Height
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The advantages of Defender Roof Edge Protection®
- Compliant with EN 14122 part 3
- For use on asphalt, steel sheet or concrete mineral felt roofs
- Height Adjustable
- Modular Form
- No on site welding or bending required
- Rapid installation with no special tools required
- Minimal maintenance required
- Fittings hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461
- Base fitting allows the option of installing uprights up to 10° from vertical
- Maximum component weight of 25kg