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.

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 it?s 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.

Mixing of Components

Never, in any circumstances, mix the components of different manufacturers, as they may have varying specifications and dimensions, and could result in unsafe conditions. The resultant configuration may not be acknowledged for responsibility by any individual supplier.
Such installations may also not comply with the BS EN 13374 Standard.

Additional Useful Links

Download the EPF Containment standard (PDF)

Download the EPF Climbing Screens Code of Practice(PDF)

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

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

The 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