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New heights of edge protection

07 March 2016

Combisafe, a Honeywell company and a provider of temporary collective protection, will demonstrate the benefits of its edge protection solutions to the rental market at Bauma (Munich, 11-17 April 2016).

Visitors to stand A2.118 will be able to learn how Combisafe’s systemised alternatives to the traditional edge protection methods can help safety managers in the construction sector protect workers more effectively. 

“Unlike other European markets where systemised metal edge protection is recognised as the go-to solution, the German construction sector has yet to seize on the benefits of this innovative development,” said Paul Keevil, general manager of Combisafe. “We appreciate that German construction firms generally prefer to rent their edge protection equipment and that’s why we want to raise awareness of our rental service and the merits of the systemised metal edge protection, which not only can satisfy this domestic demand but importantly is compliant with the EN standards.”  

One of the product innovations spotlighted at the show will be the new lightweight Steel Mesh Barrier Mark III. The 2.6m barrier system, which weighs 15.7kg, is fully compliant with temporary edge protection standard EN13374, classes A, B and C. As such, it meets a growing demand in the European market for a lightweight, versatile system that is easy and safe to transport or position in and around construction sites.

Other product highlights at the Combisafe stand will include the SkyReach Anchor – a versatile, overhead fall protection system that safeguards construction workers against falls from height – and the COMBISAFE Loading System MkII. When used with the SkyReach Anchor, the Loading System MkII enables workers to safely load or unload flatbed trailers and raised decks in yards or on work-sites. 

Visitors to the stand will also be able to see an example of Combisafe’s Site Stairway. The modular feature means that the stair lengths can be adapted to suit the end user.