EPF Code of Practice for Edge Protection
The EPF Code of Practice is an invaluable aid to understanding the large variety of different applications, and is available to provide valuable guidance. The EPF is now established as the authoritative voice of the industry and will continue to offer best practice advice as further issues arise affecting edge protection.
As there is no existing European Standard covering traditional Edge Protection systems which are developed into Containment Systems which prevent persons and objects falling to a lower level, the EPF have produced this standard to create an understanding of this type of product. This standard does not replace fully or partly BS EN 13374: 2013 – Temporary edge protection systems, but is intended as a complement to it.
EPF Containment Systems Standard
Containment Systems are used in construction work, primarily to prevent persons and objects from falling to a lower level, from edges and other areas where protection is required. However, this standard does not replace fully or partly BS EN 13374: 2013 – Temporary edge protection systems – Product specification – Test methods, but is a complement to it.
EPF Code of Practice for Climbing Screens
The objective of this Code of Practice is to assist Contractors and Developers including Permanent and Temporary Works Designers to understand the particular factors that affect this specialised sector of the industry. There are often competing requirements between safety, cost and site productivity, so a better appreciation of the design factors that impact on permanent works, the materials, the logistics and management controls required should be beneficial.
The EPF training scheme is also in place to provide the best guidance to installers and highlight the legal requirements, appropriate solutions, and any undesirable hazards. This will continue to be updated to reflect the very latest information.
As the voice of the industry the EPF is available to respond to issues that arise, and with the wide spectrum of its membership has a substantial fund of knowledge about the various construction techniques affecting both concrete and steel frames. As a source of industry guidance it is without equal.