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A Guide to Vertical Cable Safety Barriers - Principles For Good Design

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A Guide to Vertical Cable Safety Barriers- Principles For Good Design


May 4th, 2023

Efficient and stylish, floor to ceiling vertical cable barriers have become a popular means of ensuring fall safety on balconies, atria and so forth. While the effectiveness of such systems is clear, and their emerging popularity is welcome, specifiers should follow some basic rules to ensure the performance of the solution.

Barriers that are designed and installed without full consideration of factors like cable behaviour, the importance of connections, and so on can be problematic. And, depending on application, the consequences can render a barrier non-compliant.

Titled, ‘A Guide To Vertical Cable Barriers’, this presentation is intended to help ensure you arrive at an appropriate design. Noting the limitations in the way the NCC and other regulations deal with such systems, our speakers outline how to meet best practice when it comes to the specification of Vertical Cable Barriers.

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Outline the attractions of Vertical Cable Safety Barriers and the types of applications they suit
  • Explain how the National Construction Code regulates the installation of Vertical Cable Safety Barriers
  • Outline limitations in the way Vertical Cable Safety Barriers are regulated in Australia
  • Identify the types of products that are most suitable for use as Vertical Cable Safety Barriers


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