When it comes to edge protection on capping beams, space is often tight. This was the case on a recent project for Dasco at Castle Hill, where there wasn’t much room for a walkway or site storage between the capping beam and the perimeter fence.
With few options on-site, a solution was needed by Dasco that protected personnel at the top of the excavation from falls, protected crews in the excavation, and maximised space for walkways and storage.
In order to meet these requirements, SafeSmart provided solutions for face-mounted edge protection at 2 metres high. We supplied AdaptaPanel, a heavy-duty edge protection system that bolts onto the top or face of a concrete structure.
One of the most significant advantages of AdaptaPanel edge protection is that it doesn’t take up as much space as other options. This is because the posts are installed on the face of the beam rather than on the top. This leaves more room for site storage and safe walkways, which is extremely important on busy construction sites.
Another advantage of AdaptaPanel is it’s modularity in both breadth and height. Designed with panels fitted to latches on the posts, the system can be easily added to, to suit any length. And with various vertical options, the 2 metre high system improves safety and eliminates the risk of falling objects, for workers below. Especially in high-traffic areas above excavations.
Finally, for Dasco, the easy installation of AdaptaPanel was crucial on this project. The posts simply bolt onto the face of the beam with no need for specialised equipment. This meant a quicker, easier and neater installation that reduced downtime and safety risks on-site.
“Thanks again for supplying the ADAPTAPANEL system, fast delivery, easy install, solid and well manufactured. It’s now my go to choice, I’ll be using it again without a doubt.” – Ben F., Dasco
The AdaptaPanel edge protection system from SafeSmart is an effective solution for busy construction sites. Its modular design means it can be quickly adapted to suit any length or height requirement, while its face-mounted installation means it doesn’t impede on site storage or safe walkways. So if you’re looking for an adaptable, fast-to-install edge protection solution for your next construction project, look no further than SafeSmart’s AdaptaPanel system.
Temporary Edge Protection: Why Choose AdaptaPanel?
When it comes to edge protection, you want to make sure you are choosing a compliant and safe system. AdaptaPanel is a temporary edge protection system that is designed to comply with the strength and deflection limitations required for guardrail loading according to AS4994.1:2009. AdaptaPanel is a safe and compliant choice for edge protection, no matter the system’s height, from 1 to 3 metres in height.
Many other traditional edge protection systems are only designed to accommodate this loading at a standard top rail height of 1mH. This means other systems could be non-compliant and unsafe to use as edge protection in areas where system heights of more than 1mH are required.
AdaptaPanel is designed to comply with the strength and deflection limitations required for guardrail loading according to AS4994.1 at the top of the rail height for all post heights.
The standard requires the post & panel to accommodate a 0.6kN horizontal load and 350N/m load on the top rail and meet the maximum 100mm deflection limit compliance. All AdaptaPanel system heights comply with this requirement
As a temporary edge protection solution, AdaptaPanel is an ideal choice for construction sites for its safety, speed of installation, and peace of mind. The system can be quickly adapted to suit any length or height requirement, making it a versatile choice for edge protection.
If you’re looking for an adaptable, fast-to-install edge protection solution for your next construction project, look no further than SafeSmart’s AdaptaPanel system.