In recent years, there has been an increase in tall commercial buildings and high-rises built. This trend is driven by the scarcity of space in densely populated areas.
Mixed-use buildings have become more important due to the increasing population of cities. High-rise construction does not just serve the business and financial sectors. High-rise construction has become a global standard for managing increasing numbers of city dwellers, with more than a million people moving to cities each week.
Contractors should be concerned about debris protection and on-site safety, given the larger context of growing urbanization and the findings from Australian scaffolds. Cast concrete construction is particularly vulnerable to debris falling over the edges. Concrete slabs can extend beyond the building’s footprint.
There are a variety of edge protection products available for high-rise construction. These products are designed to provide a safe working environment for construction workers. They can be used to create a barrier between the worker and the edge of the building or to provide support for scaffolding and other equipment. Edge protection products can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, or composite materials.
It will be more important to ensure that edge protection systems are in place as the cityscapes of cities around the world become more impressive.
Protecting your assets should be a top priority
Contractors are still under immense pressure to complete projects on time, within budget, and within budget. It is easy for safety and health risks to occur when you consider the size of the project, the timeframes, and the number of subcontractors involved.
There are many potential hazards to be aware of. The pedestrian walkways around a site’s perimeter must be protected from falling objects in urban areas. Workers who may be moving goods between points must be protected from falling objects. Falling from height is the leading cause of fatalities for workers in the EU’s construction industry. A contractor may face a harsh penalty or dispute if they fail to protect neighboring buildings.
The construction industry is obligated to protect people. For people to avoid falling objects, debris netting is the most common solution. It is made of a strong, durable, and heavy-duty plastic net that helps to catch any falling material, including dust. This can cause eye injury or discomfort. Some projects will require debris netting alone. It is generally safe to contain debris and it is simple and inexpensive to use.
Specification of a safety screen system
A safety screen system provides maximum debris sealing and perimeter protection for site workers. It prevents falling from height. Safety screens can be used in all climates. They can provide ventilation and shelter for workers from rain and wind. This helps to minimize downtime.
Additional benefits include reducing vertigo in workers and further increasing productivity. Contractors can benefit from multi-level safety screens that significantly speed up their work cycles.
Contractors need to consider a variety of factors when designing safety screens. Safety screens will be assembled at-site or pre-assembled depending on the space available. Systems may arrive pre-assembled or assembled by on-site workers depending on their capabilities.