TRADGUARD now available across the UK

22nd September 2020

TRAD UK, the new brand for the combined TRAD Hire & Sales and TRAD Safety Systems companies, is able to supply its proprietary barrier system, TRADGUARD for hire and sale to scaffolding and construction industries across the UK.

The TRADGUARD mesh barrier system has been used on many high-profile projects around the country since its launch in 2014. Suitable for use with reinforced concrete, structural steel, timber frame and civil engineering applications, it’s a lightweight, versatile system that offers significantly enhanced safety to traditional guardrail applications.

Importantly, the TRADGUARD system is light: at just 17.5kg per 2.6m panel, it is the lowest weighing mesh barrier system on the market, allowing individual panels to be manually handled by a single worker, resulting in faster and safer installation. At the heart of the system is the 2.6m x 1.2m mesh barrier panel with integral toe-board. This offers protection which is compliant with BS EN 13374 Class A, giving buyers and site workers confidence when working at height.

TRADGUARD adds to the wide range of scaffolding products now available from TRAD UK at its depots across the UK. Now, scaffolding contractors can access complete systems for their projects, including cost and time-saving products like the PLETTAC METRIX scaffolding system, the Mini Catch Fan, TRAD’s internal stair unit, TRAD Safety Deck and much more. With access to industry-leading expertise and technical understanding, TRAD supports scaffolding contractors and construction companies to buy or hire products that save time and money whilst also improving safety on-site for workers, visitors and the surrounding general public.

The low-weight system improves site safety and delivers cost-savings
The UK market’s most lightweight proprietary mesh barrier system
Can be assembled without specialist knowledge
Fully compliant to BS EN 13374 Class A
Greater containment than other guardrail solutions
Suitable for a wide range of construction types
Adjustable vertically and horizontally
Wide range of sockets and attachments

“With approximately 26,000 linear metres of TRADGUARD in our hire fleet, we are perfectly positioned to help scaffolding and construction companies protect their site workers with an affordable, fully compliant proprietary edge protection system,” says Oliver Gwinnell, TRAD UK’s TRADGUARD Product Champion.

“We offer comprehensive training by qualified Working at Height trainers so that the on-site team is confident about installing the product during construction.”

TRAD UK also offers a full design service for the product, including layout and drawings, which is ideal for specialist requirements or challenging sites, and is completely free of charge. Additionally, sales customers can request the system be branded in their corporate colours.

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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