BCA Compliant Pedestrian Fencing was required at this site
ENCAT has over thirty years of experience working with local councils, civil works contractors, and other entities to manufacture, supply, and/or install Pedestrian Fencing in Australia. Luckily for the Council Engineer managing this project, our expertise helped to save them thousands of dollars of rectification work.
For any fall that is greater than 1 metre a compliant balustrade must not have any gaps greater than 125mm i.e. head entrapment as well as no climbing elements between 150mm and 760mm.
ENCAT’s range of BCA Compliant Pedestrian Fencing meets these requirements.
How did we ensure the correct Pedestrian Fencing was installed?
The fencing to be installed at this site was on a five metre high retaining wall. The works being completed was to stabilise the earth bank that had been suffering from erosion and install Pedestrian Fencing to keep people safe from the large fall.
What the Council Engineer didn’t realise was that if standard Pedestrian Fencing was installed on this wall with its 5m drop, it wouldn’t be BCA compliant. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is contained within the National Construction Code (NCC) and provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of building work.
We brought it to their attention and they changed the specification of fencing they had ordered from us. It meant that we saved this job from failing the building inspection check.