System Description And Hints Concerning Installation And Use

Properties and scope of use

The Secumax safety barrier system is foreseen for the execution of side protection on building edges in order to protect people from falling from heights. The system has the characteristics and conforms to resistance requirements for class A products according to standard PN-EN 13374 - 'Temporary edge protection systems - Product technical description, test methods'. According to the above indicated standard, the A class defines products for use in case of static loads.
All components constituting the Secumax system by Betomax are coated with a durable anti-corrosion layer, which allows long life and use of these products.

General requirements

  • Before commencing the assembly of safety barriers, their condition needs to be inspected, particularly the condition of the barrier pillar and mounting components, which should have no flaws or visible damage. No damaged components may be used, nor may they have safety functions.
  • During installation, use and removal of the safety barriers, provisions of occupational health and safety, as well as information and instructions included in this bulletin and in the functional and operational documentation, need to be adhered to.
  • During the installation of safety barriers, safety harnesses and safety ropes need to be used.
  • The information provided in this catalogue only consists of product technical data and general indications as to the use of protective barriers, which may be helpful for persons designing the construction site safety system, as well as for persons installing them. They are not, however, specific guidelines, because the safety system needs to be adapted in each case to conditions present at the construction site, including the implementation of OHS provisions, with the most rational solution concept chosen on this basis.
  • The photographs and images included in this catalogue are only examples and suggestions, and this is how they should be treated.
  • We reserve the right to introduce changes to the Secumax system with the progress of technology and new developments.
  • It is forbidden to join Secumax system components with components from other manufacturers, because such an arrangement might be hazardous to its users.

Quality requirements concerning system components made of wood.

Wooden components used in the safety barrier system must be made of coniferous tree wood, sorted according to their strength according to standard PN-EN 14081. Components of top and bottom hand rails as well as the kerb plank should be manufactured of debarked wood of class not lower than C-18, and their dimensions should not be less than 32 mm thickness and at least 150 mm width.
Dimensions of protective planks, as well as the resistance class (C 18) were selected so that they conform to requirements of standard PN-EN 13374 with the given spacing of barrier pillars.

Quality requirements concerning system components made of steel.

The steel components making up the Secumax safety barrier system from Betomax are manufactured out of steel with a minimum wall thickness of 3,2 mm. All components are protected by a durable anti-corrosion layer. The barrier pillar and its relevant mounting systems conform to requirements concerning static loads according to standard PN-EN 13374 'Temporary edge protection systems - Product technical description, test methods'.

Assembly notes

The pillar is the main component of the Secumax system. Before assembly, check the condition of the pillar, it should be free of faults and visible damage.
The side safety pillar is attached to the load bearing structure using a joint (grip), the type of which depends on the construction phase or the situation and location, where the safety barriers are erected.
Installation of the proper joint (pillar grip) takes place according to the hints and recommendation (technical and operational documentation) drawn up by Betomax Polska, considering OHS provisions.
In case of pillar spacing under 2,0 m, wooden components used to make up railings and kerb planks should conform to quality requirements listed above, pertaining to wooden Secumax system components.
The pillar must be inserted into its grip down to a depth of at least 150 mm or until pronounced resistance is felt.
The installed hand rails and the kerb plank, constituting side protection, must always be placed on the inner side of the pillar towards the work surface.
After the mounting of hand rails and the kerb plank providing side protection, the mobile grip securing the planks from sliding upwards must be lowered. The hand rails and kerb planks should have overlap joints only in the pillar grip foreseen for this purpose. The planks should overlap by at least 50 cm, and their overlap should be strengthened by a nail or a wood bracket screw.