Leading edge applications can be amongst the most hazardous activities in construction, industrial and related sectors, so it essential that the best support and advice is available to ensure that it is well designed and safely installed.


Members of the EPF have designed their edge protection solutions to the demanding requirements of the BS EN 13374: 2013 Standard. The introduction of the Standard was an important advance in improving methods and introducing a known performance standard, whatever the application. Compliance with this Standard is the best guarantee of safe and reliable equipment.

The epf members

Code of Practice

An important early task of the EPF was to produce and publish the Edge Protection Code of Practice, a unique publication detailing many different types of equipment and applications, and illustrating best practice. It is now the leading authoritative work in this area.

The code of practice


Training is another key area of concern. The Edge Protection Federation members felt that there is a better way of generating a higher level of competence in the installation of this purpose-designed equipment, and have introduced an essential card and certificate scheme. This training programme will play an important role in up-skilling this sector.

Training opportunities

The Edge Protection Federation has, therefore, been very active in improving the level of knowledge and competence in the critical area of edge protection. If you have an interest in this area, please look at this website and then contact us.

Additional Useful Links

Access Industry Forum (AIF)
A forum for all the principal trade associations involved in work at height
Access Industry Forum

Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR)
A body dedicated to making working on roofs safety, made up of nominees from Trade Associations and Organisations involved in roofwork.
Advisory Committee for Roofsafety

British Standards Institute B/514 Committee
Responsible via its sub-committees and working groups for the preperation and maintainance of British Standards relating to access and support equipment, and for the input to the European stanardizaion programme CEN/TC 53 and its working groups, and, via B/514/39, to the work of CEN/TC 98/WG 7.
British Standards Institute B/514 Committee


Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
The Industry Training Board for the construction industry and a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council.
Construction Industry Training Board


Roofing Today Magazine
Britain’s biggest circulation roofing magazine with 9,000 printed copies posted, and 15,500 digital copies emailed, to key, named, decision-makers. Published bi-monthly, and covering roofing industry news, analysis, market trends, best practice, debate and new product solutions
Roofing Today Magazine

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