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Edge Protection (2 day)

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2 Days


Construction operatives who are required to erect, alter and dismantle temporary edge protection using training tube and fitting scaffolding.


To give the attendees such knowledge so as to enable them to erect, alter and dismantle temporary edge protect in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations, British and European Standards, industry best practice and Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited requirements.

Course Itinerary:



    • Introduction and welcome
    • Course Scope, Aims & Objectives
    • Applications for edge protection
    • Legal Overview (WAHR 05)

Morning Break

    • British & European Standards
      (BS EN 13374, BS EN 39, BS EN 74 etc.)
    • Industry Performance Standards
      (NASC Safety & Technical Guidance)

Lunch Break

    • Scaffolding Terminology
    • Scaffolding Materials
    • Inspection & Maintenance of Materials Manual handling in scaffolding (inc. practical exercises)
    • Preventing falls in scaffolding
    • The use of personal fall protection equipment for edge protection applications
    • Practical Exercise 1 – Scaffolding Boxing Ring

Afternoon Break

    • Practical Exercise 1 Continued
    • Summary & review


      • Review of day one
      • Security and stability of edge protection
        • Use of girder clamps
        • Use of masonry anchors (TG4) inc. installation and testing of anchors
        • Use of ground rakers and buttress towers
        • Netting and sheeting  (wind loading)

Morning Break

        • Methods of Access for work at height (Ladder, Tower, MEWP)
        • Practical Exercise 2 – Edge Protection to a steel frame building

Lunch Break

      • Practical Exercise 3 – Edge protection to a low-level flat roof
      • Overview of proprietary edge protection systems
      • Protection of the public (including the HSE/LA Protocol)
      • Statutory Scaffold Inspection for Edge Protection
      • Scaffold Tagging Systems
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