Quick and easy to install, the Counterweight System meets the specifications of EN 13374: The European standard for temporary edge protection systems.
Requiring just a hammer for its assembly, it also uses a specially designed trolley to provide a quicker, more ergonomic installation that removes the need for heavy lifting. The trolley allows up to three weights (45 kg) to be lifted and moved as one unit for improved health and safety performance.
Stability to the guardrails is provided by a simple lever arm which can be installed in two different ways – either at deck level or elevated. The lever arm can also be adjusted whilst the weights are still in place using the ergonomic trolley, or detached and swung alongside the guardrail, to provide simple and efficient access to the roof surface.
Each counterweight is made of durable recycled rubber and weighs just 15 kg, which remains accurate as there will be no chipping or degradation – a common issue with concrete weights. The optional steel toe board also reduces the risk of dropped objects and debris falling from roof, to provide much improved safety and durability when compared to traditional systems which use wooden toe boards.
The system also prevents the need for any kind of fixation to the building structure or penetration of the existing roof covering. For additional protection to the roof deck, a load distribution plate can be used when working on soft surfaces such as EPDM rubber and mastic asphalt.
Following the recent successful launch of the Power Post, Combisafe has added to its comprehensive edge protection solutions with the launch of the Counterweight System – confirming its position as the number one provider of edge protection and safety at height solutions.