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Edge Protection Roofs

Scaffolding | Birmingham Scaffold Hire is an access scaffolding company based
in the West Midlands.

Established in 2007, We have over 13 years’
experience serving some of the biggest names within the construction industry
on a wide range of projects with our extensive range of scaffolding solutions.

Our varied service offering includes
protection screens, temporary roof systems, nonreflex sheeting, scaffolding for
building refurbishments, facade retention, scaffolding for demolition projects,
public access stair towers to name a few.

Rest assured our team will work with you at every
stage to ensure the success of any scaffolding requirements are met.

  • Why we stand out from the crowd?
  • Expert and professional advice
  • Creative & Intelligent ideas
  • Thorough planning and preparation
  • A fully project managed service

It’s all about service, and about making sure that
you feel confident with your choice, and know you are getting the safest
solution in the field. We take pride in our work, and treat every job as
if it were our own home or office.

We care, and it shows.



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Here at Scaffolding-Birmingham |
Scaffold Hire, we use Roofing Edge Protection which is equipment designed to
protect against falls, most commonly used during the construction of buildings
and scaffolding. It commonly consists of a toe board, and primary guard rail and
secondary intermediate rail. Ricki from RG Contractors near Birmingham, West
Midlands describes its purpose as ‘to prevent people or objects from falling to
a lower level’. There are actually many different types of edge protection on
the market, but there are regulations to be followed for different types of

They are designed to ensure all edge protections meet exacting standards of safety and performance, then apply to the edge protection system for both flat and inclined surfaces. The requirements specify three classes of temporary edge protection, which are as follows:

  • Class A – protection for flat surfaces and pitched roofing up to an angle of 10°.
  • Class B – protection for flat surfaces and pitched roofing up to an angle of 30°.
  • Class C – protection for steeply pitched roofing up to an angle of 60°.


The Most common solutions you will find are Net Barrier Systems, Mesh Barrier Systems, Counterweight Systems, Tubular Guardrail Solutions and Screen Protection Systems. With the benefits and limitations, it is important that you choose the appropriate edge protection for every project.

Mesh Barriers for Edge Protection Roofs

there are some that will meet other requirements. They incorporate a guardrail,
toe board and mesh infill all together. The result is a high containment level
and a good feeling of operative safety. They are simple to install but still
look professional.

Net Barriers:

are fall arrest systems that use absorbing safety nets offering fall arrest and
a high containment level. They involve a safety net that spans between
secondary support posts up to 10 metres apart, and meet the needs of any
Construction Site and Scaffolder.

Tubular Guardrails:

Guardrails involve scaffolding tubes and fittings to provide edge
protection to Scaffolders on a Construction site or work environment. The use
of tube & fittings can provide a very versatile solution as the scaffold
can be fixed in several ways to suit the circumstances on site, including
fixing to walls or steelwork. Unlike proprietary off the shelf systems a tube
& fitting edge protection will need a design, however it is possible to design
an edge protection capable of meeting the requirements.

Screen Protection on Scaffolding:

Self-Climbing Screen
Protection is a high containment level, and multi-height climbing systems encase
the perimeter of a building using mesh, wood, netting or sheeting. It makes
operatives feel safe but does take time to install and can be vulnerable to
wind loads, so need to be well planned.

Many sites use more than one of the above systems, particularly when there are different requirements in different areas. This is good practice, as long as the systems work well together and are fully compliant. A good scaffold design firm will be able to ensure different systems still meet compliance demands even when combined, meaning you have a safe and fully legitimate site. Always ensure your edge protection is up to standard – the consequences of not doing so can be dire.


Here at RG Scaffolding-Birmingham, West Midlands, we would like to say a MASSIVE Thank You to all those who have used our services and left us a feedback on our Google My Business page. We couldn’t be anymore grateful from over the last 10-years, you have supported us through everything! We’re looking forward to what the next 10-years bring.

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