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.
PLEASE NOTE: The EPF Code of Practice is currently going through the process of a review. We hope to have the revised version published shortly.
Good Practice Guide – Specifying Edge Protection Systems for Class A and Class B Applications
This good practice guide has been developed alongside FASET with input from the HSE to give guidance on good practice when considering the specification of temporary edge protection, including systems that allow a fall beyond the roof / floor perimeter or phase edge. This guidance aims to outline the types of system available in hierarchical order in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 to assist in selecting the most suitable system.
Good Practice Guide – Temporary Demarcation Systems
This good practice guide has been developed alongside FASET with input from the HSE to inform readers about when the use of demarcation barriers are suitable to be used, the design requirements and the inspection frequency of the system. A Temporary Demarcation System is not the same as a temporary edge protection system and should not be treated as such.
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.
EPF Guidance Notes
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.
GUIDANCE NOTE 01 – SAFETY NET FANS
GUIDANCE NOTE 02 – ACCIDENTAL REMOVAL OF EDGE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
GUIDANCE NOTE 03 – CROSS CONTAMINATION OF EDGE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
GUIDANCE NOTE 04 – INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR EDGE PROTECTION