As we all know and have witnessed, unpredictable, wild weather conditions can wreak havoc on a construction site.
Now consider if your temp fence were to topple over during high winds or strong storm. What would happen? What could be the potential consequences?
Your construction site could -
These potential hazards and consequences can easily be prevented by using securely erected temp fencing with bracing.
At GHL Group, we were the first to introduce bracing and support stays to temporary fencing over 10 years ago. Although this bracing has now become common practice in the industry, we’ve noticed that the amount of bracing used is very often inadequate.
For standard temporary fencing, where there are no attachments suspended from the fence panels, GHL recommends one brace to be installed for every 20 metres of fence line. Extra bracing is needed if the fence is erected on uneven surfaces or soft and unstable ground.
Temporary fencing that has shade cloth, heavy signs and advertising panels or acoustic barriers attached will need extra bracing as these attachments add weight and act like a sail in heavy winds and storms.
In these circumstances, GHL recommends –
It’s not worth the risk. Double check that your current temp fence supplier has erected fully compliant fencing, with adequate bracing that is suitable for the conditions.
Call GHL Temp Fence on 0800 42 68 12, if you are unsure of the bracing requirements for your temporary fencing.
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