Tips to Make the Most of Your Edge Protection Systems

Regardless of height, working on a roof has inherent dangers, even when you are being as careful as possible. In fact, In New Zealand, over two-thirds of falls are from ladders and roofs and regulation in our country has changed in recent years to reflect this statistic.

Regardless of height, working on a roof has inherent dangers, even when you are being as careful as possible. In fact, In New Zealand, over two-thirds of falls are from ladders and roofs and regulation in our country has changed in recent years to reflect this statistic.

These days, working without safety precautions is not an option and roof edge protection systems are the best way to protect yourself and your workers. Here’s some tips from INTAKS on making the most of your edge protection.

Plan ahead

If you will be working on a roof, you’ll need edge protection systems, so being prepared is the best way to make sure you have all the necessary provisions before your start date. Get in touch with edge protection suppliers and manufacturers early to secure the necessary equipment so there are no delays to your project.

Install early

From contractors to sub-contractors to builders, there will likely be a variety of people who will benefit from edge protection on your worksite. Installing edge protection early makes for an efficient, streamlined, productive and safe for all involved workers.

Install correctly

A safety precaution is only as good as its installation. Edge protection needs to be erected correctly to work, which is why finding a company that offers easy-to-install protection that is versatile for various worksites is essential.

Not all edge protection is made equal

Your workers deserve the best when it comes to keeping them safe. When it comes to edge protection, make sure you go with a reputable company who understands the safety requirements inside and out.

Designed, engineered, tested and manufactured in NZ, you can trust INTAKS to supply you with the best roof edge protection systems.

Offer protection for everyone

It’s pretty obvious that edge protection safeguards workers who need to get up on a roof. This could be anyone from builders to plumbers, electricians to heat pump installers, roofers, painters, property inspectors and more.

But, edge protection systems also offer additional safety for those on the ground. By securing a barrier around the roof, it protects pedestrians, clients and ground workers from large items of materials that could otherwise fall onto unsuspecting heads. INTAKS also offers a mesh screen solution which goes in front of the handrails, protecting people on the ground from being hit by tools or smaller items of material.

Follow these tips and you’ll have a safe, productive worksite.

If you’re planning a roofing project, get in touch with INTAKS, NZ’s edge protection suppliers, designers and manufacturers, today – 07 577 6469.

From ground-breaking design to an ongoing commitment to safety, INTAKS has made a name for itself as NZ’s leader in scaffolding and edge protection. We wanted to delve a little deeper into what exactly it is that makes our edge protection system the best.

By 
Mark Baker
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