Legislation

Legislation of Roof Demarcation Barrier Systems


D-marc™105 is classed as a form of Collective Fall Protection in accordance with the HSE’s hierarchy of risk management as set out within the Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). The WAHR 2005 Part 3 illustrate the use of demarcation barriers as an “example of taking other additional suitable and sufficient measures to prevent a fall”. The demarcation barrier system is to be placed a safe distance from the fall hazard (normally 2 m).

Health and Safety in Roofwork HSG33 states that 'where work is not done at the edge, demarcation barriers can be provided at a safe distance from the edge. (usually at least 2 meters). Eg work on an air conditioning unit in the middle of a roof.'

D-marc demarcation as a form of collective protection


Wherever roof access is required, designers are tasked with creating a safe route to and from the place of work. Following the hierarchy of safety collective protection measures should always be considered above individual fall protection solutions.

D-marc is classed as a form of Collective Demarcation Protection in accordance with the HSE's hierarchy of risk management as set out within the Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). The WAHR 2005 Part 3 illustrates the use of a demarcation system as an "example of taking other additional suitable and sufficient measures to prevent a fall''. The demarcation system is to be placed a safe distance from the fall hazard (normally >2m). Health and Safety Roofwork HSG33 states that "where work is not done at the edge, demarcation barriers can be provided at a safe distance from the edge (usually at least 2 metres). e.g. work on an air-conditioning unit in the middle of a roof."

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