Edge Safe Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Edge Safe Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)2018-04-25T16:28:41-07:00

Do you provide training?2018-04-24T15:12:00-07:00

Yes, we will train a crew on-site to perform the netting system installation and jumps. There is a nominal fee for training and subsequent support or inspection visits.

Is a tower crane required to install or jump these nets?2018-04-24T15:13:02-07:00

With our system we require no tower crane time; we use a mini fan crane for these jumps, which can be operated by a single worker.

How many installers are required to install the system?2018-04-24T15:16:19-07:00

Our system requires only two workers for installation.

How long does it take to raise the netting?2018-04-24T14:27:00-07:00

On average one net can be jumped every forty minutes.

Does the netting need to be raised?2018-04-24T14:25:38-07:00

Yes, ideally the nets would be three to four levels below the top forming table.  The total number of jumps (raising nets to the next appropriate level) is calculated during the engineering and layout stage.  These calculations are based on the total number of floors in the project and the initial floor selected for installation.

How long does an installation take?2018-04-24T15:24:44-07:00

Under normal conditions, most sites will progress with approximately five nets installed per day.

Do you provide installation?2018-04-24T15:09:13-07:00

Yes, we provide full services from CAD layout to installation.

What’s the difference between Compression, Cast and Drilled slab edge fencing?2018-04-24T15:27:18-07:00

Compression Post Systems are anchored by a variable height post that compresses to both the bottom and top slab which the fence panel is affixed to. Compression offers the fastest installation time and flexibility but has some limitations; examples of this include floors with bottom to top slab heights exceeding the norm (usually beyond 13.5’) and top floor installations where no upper slab is present.

Cast in Systems utilize an embedded sleeve during the concrete pouring stage, once cast these sleeves accept a post to which the fence panel can be affixed in various ways. Once cast these systems are quick to install and offer flexibility through various attachments.

Drill in Systems are the most labour intensive.  Depending on installation conditions drill in systems can sometimes take up to four fasteners to affix to the slab and require proper respiratory protection to prevent silica hazards surrounding the work area. There are certain situations where drills in systems are required and preferred, and once installed these systems provide exceptional lateral impact protection.

 

What qualifications and insurance coverage does EdgeSafe Systems maintain?2018-04-24T15:05:27-07:00

All Edgesafe Systems employees are WorkSafe BC insured, certified to work at heights and trained to operate the machinery and equipment required for their role.  Edgesafe Systems is covered by a Commercial General Liability insurance policy.  Our insurance and certification documents are always up to date and may be reviewed by clients upon request.

Where does EdgeSafe Systems provide service and delivery?2018-04-24T15:03:43-07:00

Edgesafe Systems provides full on-site service, delivery and support throughout North America, with many sites currently operating in the United States and Canada.  Our head office is located in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

What happens when something falls into the nets?2018-04-24T15:29:38-07:00

Upon notification of an incident, our team will come to your work site and review the circumstances of the item that landed in the net and if the net needs to be removed and repaired. The modular design of our netting systems allows for removal and replacement with minimal disruption to the protection system.  This can be done directly by an EdgeSafe Systems crew or by an authorized and trained on-site crew under supervision of an EdgeSafe System service and installation technician. For small debris, it is simply removed, and the netting is inspected for any damage.

Is it better to use an In-house Crew or an EdgeSafe Systems Crew for installations and relocations?2018-04-24T15:10:07-07:00

We give each site the option of managing the installation and relocations for themselves as well as providing a highly trained and experienced crew. Each option has its pros and cons and would depend on existing site staff, building schedule, costs associated. We would be happy to discuss each option with you based on your site’s timeline and budget constraints.

What type of fasteners do you use to secure the netting?2018-04-24T15:10:35-07:00

Our installation crews only use Hilti fasteners for installation such as Kwik Bolts and HUS Concrete Anchors depending on the application. For site provided crews we will provide the specifications of anchors and the site can use any anchor meeting those specifications.

What if my building has “PT” or Post Tension Cable buried within the slab?2018-04-24T15:11:16-07:00

During the layout and design phase, the Layout Designer will refer to the structural and architectural drawings provided to us and will ensure that anchors are kept out of these locations.

In situations where this is not possible, the installers will consult with Structural Engineers to confirm the maximum depth that anchors can safely penetrate the slab.  If required, scanning for cable installation depth can be done prior to installation by the site.  Once the consultation and engineering checks are complete, drill guides and selected anchors are used to complete the installation while minimizing the risk of striking cables.

Can the nets be moved to allow tower crane access to the immediate perimeter of the building?2018-04-24T15:11:44-07:00

Yes, the simplicity of the netting design allows for a single worker to simply pull on a tether rope lifting the net up and out of the way allowing access.

What is the difference between Debris Netting and Personnel Netting?2018-04-24T15:27:57-07:00

 

Debris Netting is a passive system used to capture falling debris to protect persons and property below the active use area; these systems are not certified for human fall protection. The netting systems we use are tested to EN 1263-1, ANSI / ASSE A10.37-2016, and OSHA 1926.502 standards.

Personnel Netting is a passive netting system approved for human fall, these systems are tested under the ANSI A10.11 standards, OSHA 1926.105.

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