Edge Protection / Slick Guard Frame


ESS Certificate

Course duration

Half Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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Our Edge Protection Slick Guard course is intended for those who are required to inspect, erect, collapse and supervise Edge Protection during initial set up, including remedial repair or replacement work that may need to be undertaken during the project.

Edge Protection / Slick Guard Frame Course Overview

Edge Protection is designed to prevent falls from height and safeguard all employees of whom may be working at height within any vicinity. It is deemed to be a collective protective measure suitable for most construction work including concrete/formwork frames. This Edge Protection Slick Guard course is intended to give those responsible the information and training they need to make sure that they are aware of current health and safety requirements and they can correctly inspect and set up a safe complete working guard system as part of a SSOW. This also includes the supervision of Slick Guard during further construction works.

Edge Protection / Slick Guard Frame Course Content

The aim of this course is to provide staff with sufficient knowledge to prepare and erect Slick Guard safely and competently for use on a construction site, covering:

  • Health and safety legislation overview, including Work at Height 2005, BS EN 13374 and EPF COP recommendations
  • Hazards and risk control measures associated with Slick Guard
  • PPE
  • The equipment needed, inspection and care
  • Practical set up using typical configurations

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is eight.

Continual assessor observation and practical assessment.

Delegates will be awarded an Essential Site Skills certificate of attendance, valid for 3 years.

Working at Height Regulations 2005

Edge Protection Federation


Essential Site Skills also offer a variety of Working at Height training including awareness, scaffolding inspection and rescue.