Roof edge protection

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Guardrail on residential building site in Australia

Roof edge protection is fall protection equipment most commonly used during the construction of commercial buildings or residential housing. It often consists of a toe board, a main guard rail and an intermediate rail.".[1]

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Many US federal and state laws require building contractors to implement measures to prevent workers falling from heights. These laws often expressly require the use of edge protection or harness systems.

Edge protection is often required to meet strict technical safety standards set by government authorities.[2]

Depending on occupational safety requirements in any given country or region, the quality of edge protection used on building and construction sites can be examined by government inspectors.

Builders can be prosecuted for using a non-compliant height safety protection system.

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