When working at height on platforms and landings, there is a danger that objects could fall from the platform floor or be kicked or knocked. People and machinery located beneath the platform should therefore be protected. Toe boards are mandatory forms of edge protection if there is a risk that objects could fall.
Toe boards fall under edge protection, but can also be used to protect pipe or cable penetrations, including in grids and open mesh floors. Toe boards form part of the mandatory safety measures required for landings, raised platform floors and open mesh floors.
FlexxCollar, the flexible toe board and edge protection system, offers protection against the danger of falling objects (being knocked, kicked or rolling) and against people stumbling or falling.
As well as guard rails, edge protection in the form of toe boards must be installed to guarantee safe working at heights, including on landings, platform floors and open mesh floors.
Are toe boards mandatory?
As soon as there is a risk that objects could fall from landings or platform floors, such as tools, fittings or materials, it is important that people below are protected.
FlexxCollar toe boards are developed to ensure that objects cannot fall from raised landings or the platform floors. According to Arbobesluit 3.16 (Working Conditions Decree), a toe board or kick plate is mandatory as soon as there is a risk that objects could fall from landings or raised platform floors.
FlexxCollar is a flexible toe board system for landings, open mesh flooring, and platforms. A polyester toe board and kick plate system that is corrosion-resistant and strong. Use clamp connection fittings for easy installation on open mesh floors. This ensures that no welding or drilling is required to the floor or guard rail.
Toe boards and kick plates: flexible edge protection from FlexxCollar
Toe boards are an important component of edge protection on landings and open mesh floors.
Protect pipe penetrations: safety guidelines
Where there are pipe penetrations in open mesh floors and landings, there is a danger that objects will be knocked or kicked off the landings. Falling items, such as tools, parts and fittings can result in serious physical injury.
That’s why guidelines apply to protecting landings, open mesh floors and pipe penetrations.
These guidelines aim to prevent fall hazards (of people or goods) in all conceivable work situations.
You can find more information here: Arbobesluit (Working Conditions Decree) Articles 3.15 and 3.16
FlexxCollar is a flexible toe board and kick plate system that can be used on open mesh flooring, landings, and platforms. A flexible polyester system that is both strong and corrosion resistant. It can be attached easily to the open mesh floor using clamp connection fittings and requires no drilling or welding.
Edge protection, such as toe boards, is mandatory to prevent the potential hazards of falling objects.
A collar, kick plate or toe board should offer protection for this.
If a landing or platform floor must comply with NEN-EN 13374 or NEN-EN 14122, a toe board such as the FlexxCollar is mandatory.
Installing toe boards
There are various ways to fit toe boards to open mesh floors. It is important that the open mesh floor is not damaged, starts rusting or is weakened by the installation method. Welding or drilling can easily create such damage.
The best solution to prevent this, is to install toe boards using clamp connection fittings.
The FlexxCollar toe board is easy and quick to install on open mesh floors via a clamp system. FlexxCollar offers protection against the potential hazards of falling objects and against people stumbling or falling.