Safe Installation: How To Correctly Install Temporary Fencing

The awesome thing about temporary fencing is that it’s super easy to install. Just follow these simple steps and you will have safe, secure and highly portable fencing installed at your worksite.

Step 1: How’s it all looking?

The ground for your fence hire in Sydney has to be safe for installation. The immediate area has to be clear and the ground has to be level. Ensure that the stays aren’t installed in an area that may be dangerous for employees or passing pedestrians.

Step 2: Have you got all your gear?

As with any worksafe installation, there’s no point in even starting if you don’t have the right tools to install the fencing. Important tools for fence installation including nuts, bolts, stays, fence bases, clamps, spanners and brackets (not to mention your fence panels!).

Step 3: Install your panels

You can now start installing your panels. Once you have defined the perimeter for barricading, you can set one temporary fence base into the predetermined position. Place one of the post panels into one of the holes and then place another base for the panel’s other side. Once you have placed the next panel in the opposite base your fence will be in the right position and should be providing a sturdy hold.

Step 4: Get connecting

You now have to connect the panels. First, place the next panel’s leg into the base before securing another base into the other end of the panel. This is where you pull out your temporary fencing clamps to connect the two panels. A nut and bolt lock the clamp into place, so ensure it is nice and tight so that the fence is strong and reliable.

It’s also a good idea to keep the bolt and nut thread side directing inwards. This ensures that people on the outside of the fence don’t catch themselves on the nut and bolt (it could be hazardous!).

Keep repeating this process until you’ve fenced the whole area.

Step 5: Install your safety stays

Temporary fencing stays will hold your fence in place and keep the fence from toppling to the ground, so they are an important part of the process. Once you have set up your fence, connect your stays in the required position using brackets.

You have to connect one bracket toward the bottom of the vertical strut whilst the other is connected toward the middle. In order to increase stability, weigh down your safety stays with sand bags or concrete blocks.

Step 6: Wrap it up!

You’ll most likely have to wrap up your temporary fencing to ensure safety, privacy and efficiency. Most councils require temporary fence wrap to be placed on construction sites around portable fencing, as it can also stop debris from flying out into the public. Banner mesh or shade cloth rolls can be used to wrap temporary fencing.

Step 7: fence maintenance

You have to maintain your portable fencing. You want to ensure that it continues to hold its position and this includes the stays and the wrap. If not, it’s good to go back over it and fix the elements of the fencing that are faltering. Finally, check the stays are always in position and haven’t been knocked or moved towards the path of oncoming pedestrians.

Naturally, temporary fencing is designed to enhance a worksite’s safety, but it needs to be maintained in order not to become a health hazard itself.

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