Low Rise – Static Screens
For low rise buildings from one to five levels high, most builders would only think of using Scaffolding as the leading form of edge protection, however, Screens can be used in just the same way as Scaffolding in order to protect low rise constructions.
In order to make Screens a worthwhile venture for low rise construction, Screens can be erected statically, meaning that they are installed and are not climbed at all.
The benefit for using a Screen in this manner is that once installed, the Screen only needs minimal additional works and can protect up to four levels as just one unit. In the case that additional levels are required, they can be protected by installing an extension Screen. Static Screens are typically installed free standing up from ground floor or off a suspended level, and because of this they require a long prop to reduce the moment created within the soldier.