Innovative TRAD Mini Catch Fan delivers better site safety

29th September 2020

The simple-to-install system protects site workers, visitors and general public

TRAD UK, the new brand for the combined TRAD Hire & Sales and TRAD Safety Systems companies, has seen increased demand for its Mini Catch Fan product, which removes the need for additional lifting equipment and increases site safety – particularly in areas where scaffolding is near or on public areas used by the general public.

The TRAD Mini Catch Fan is designed to catch falling objects during the erection and dismantle processes of scaffolding, traditional or systems, helping to improve site safety for workers, visitors and the general public. Easy to install, the fans clip directly to the scaffold, meaning that no additional tooling is required. The fan is a 60mm x 60mm net with a 20mm x 20mm net overlay, which enhances the energy-absorbing properties of the product.

The Mini Catch Fan also offers significant savings to scaffolding and construction companies. Its manual installation means there is no need to hire a crane or lifting equipment to fix it into place – workers can simply move the catch fans as they go, resulting in lower labour requirements and safer operation.

For this reason, the Mini Catch Fan is ideal for highly urban settings where scaffolding often overhangs roads and pavement areas, or where it is difficult and expensive to get large equipment on site.

Manual installation means no cranes or lifting gear needed
Ideal for urban or challenging sites
Complies with BS EN 12811-4 classifications
Connects to the scaffold with proprietary scaffold claws
No tooling required
Designed for strength and flexibility
Lightweight aluminium design

β€œTRAD’s Mini Catch Fan has proved extremely popular with a wide range of customers,” says Alan Slater, Head of Technical and Product Support. β€œThe simple manual installation means there is no need for expensive permits for cranes or other equipment, and the product allows sites to remain safe even in very constrained environments.”

NASC

NASC

The NASC is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. Members of the NASC are strictly regulated to ensure a continuous high standard of scaffolding practice.

Temporary Works Forum

Temporary Works Forum

Leading the Construction industry to change for the better in the discipline of temporary works…

The aim of Temporary Works forum (TWf) is to encourage open discussion of any matter related to temporary works, for the good of the industry overall. The Forum is open to anyone, individual or corporate, working within the industry and sharing this intent.

Mission
To be an advocate and recognized authority on temporary works and construction method design, working to raise standards and awareness across the construction sector.

ROSPA

ROSPA

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas, demonstrating our commitment to safety and providing us with operational guidelines.

BSI ISO 9001

BSI ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can benefit any size of organization and is designed to be a powerful business improvement tool.

TRAD UK have been audited by BSi and are accredited to ISO 9001:2015.

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

CHAS

CHAS

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

Constructionline

Constructionline

Constructionline is the UK’s largest Government-owned register of contractors and consultants for the construction industry. Constructionline standards are high, all suppliers are pre-qualified to the official Government pre-qualified standard.

BM TRADA membership and subsequent annual Scaffold Board grading accreditation allows TRAD to inspect the quality of their scaffold boards both new and in service. This ensures that the quality of their scaffold boards are always measured and comply with the current BS2482 – 2009 standard.

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