XT Edge Protection Barriers at Aveo Bella Vista Retirement Village
XT EDGE PROTECTION
Project: Aveo Retirement Village
- System Used: XT Edge Protection
- Time Period: Installed July 2017
- Customer: Strongbuild Commercial
- Quantity: 500 XT Edge Panels, 506 Posts
- Install Length: 1,200 m
Strongbuild Commercial will deliver a multi-level retirement village located in the Western Sydney suburb of Bella Vista. The project will span 10 levels containing over 400 luxury retirement living apartments and an additional 145 aged care apartments.
Strongbuild Commercial secured the contract to build this innovative and sustainable structure using 4156 panels of cross laminated timber (CLT), resulting in a complex and striking retirement village.
With significant areas of the slab perimeter exposed during the build, the risk of falls from unprotected edges presented a serious hazard that needed addressing.
The project managers required a safety solution that would ensure workers could stay safe on site when working at height.
A temporary edge protection fence was identified as an ideal solution as it was strong and rigid, yet could be easily installed and dismantled as needed. Strongbuild chose 1200 metres of Fortress Fencing XT Edge Protection Fencing for this purpose.
Fortress Fencing supplied Strongbuild Commercial with 1,200 metres of XT Edge Protection.
The XT Edge Barrier system was used as a protective barrier on the multiple levels of the building during construction.
Each galvanised welded mesh panel is made from 4mm steel wire grid with centres not exceeding 50mm x 50mm. This means it complies with Australian Standards for scaffolding.
The panels also feature a rectangular rolled wire top and bottom with a galvanised kick plate. This solid kick plate helps prevent objects from falling through the panel bottom, thereby reducing the risk of losing objects near the drop-off.
The system uses two installation methods; either XT Edge Protection posts for installation into concrete as seen here, or steel star posts for soft or sandy ground.
This project was completed in late 2017.
- Length: 2400 mm
- Height: 1000 mm
- Width: 580 mm
- Material: Steel