The Importance of Roof Edge Protection
For many construction and building maintenance workers who work at height, roof edge protection is a a necessary part of their work.
As roofs become increasingly complex and varied in design and structure, roof edge protection helps mitigate risks and keep people safe while working on projects at higher elevations.
With that in mind, it’s imperative to understand the different types of roof edge protection available – what each type offers in terms of advantages and disadvantages, and how to ensure your roof edge protection is adequately maintained and tested to the proper standards.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare Act at Work Regulation 2007 Part 4: Work at Height, you must regularly test and certify all working at-height equipment.
In 2019, substantial changes to BS 7883 were made, increasing the certification standard.
If you have yet to have your anchor devices or fall protection systems inspected after this new amendment, your fall protection systems may no longer be compliant. This could leave you open to potential legal issues should a fall occur.