BSIF Height Safety Group

BS 13700 – Permanent Counterweighted Guardrail Systems – Specification

IntroductionOver the last forty years numerous cantilever edge protection systems have been launched in the UK and across the globe.These products were initially developed to provide temporary edge protection for those carrying out flat roof refurbishments/repairs and featured a lifting base foot and interchangeable cantilever weight, thus allowing work at the edge to continue unhindered while the guardrail remains in position. The early products were featured in HS-G33 published in 1987 (see below) and tested for conformance to the Health

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