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One, St. Peter's Square Protected Against Falls and Equipment Drops

27 September 2013 | Updated 01 January 1970

A Safescreen system is being used on the One, St. Peter’s Square project in Manchester to achieve full-height enclosure of multiple work floors and safeguard site personnel against falls from height, objects and debris being dropped from height and adverse weather conditions.

The edge-protection units used in Manchester feature a perforated metal mesh which encloses the work area and provides a high level of reliable protection for the workforce. The mesh also delivers excellent protection against the elements while still allowing good vision between the levels enclosed.

The asymmetrical shape of the concrete-framed building posed a particular scheme design challenge, especially as the perimeter of the structure recesses at every other level. However the safety system was sufficiently versatile to accommodate this and other demanding features. “The upper floors are stepped in and out from the building line to create an irregular facade,” explained Harsco’s Product Engineer Nigel Phan to our North of England TwinFM Correspondent. “This creates different clearances to the slab edge but the Safescreen units feature pull-out platforms which can be used to equalise these differences.

“The platforms enable us to create a uniform layer of protection and on some floors to provide valuable additional working space which extends beyond the slab edge. This feature can be particularly beneficial for floors where concrete has been freshly poured.”

Article written by ThisWeekinFM | Published 27 September 2013


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