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RAPID EPS Unit D Treefield Industrial Estate, Gelderd Road, Gildersome Leeds LS27 7JU

Rapid Barrier


Rapid-Barrier is a pre-galvanised edge protection barrier with an innovative, robust, and lightweight design. Rapid Barrier can withstand the harsh climate and environment in which they will be used and have a powder coating finish for longevity. Rapid-Barrier is a revolutionary solution for quick, on-site edge protection with reduced installation time thanks to the barrier’s cleverly engineered fixing centres of 2.7m, the largest on the market. Think of this product as a first-class, practical, and smart solution to edge protection safety.

Rapid Barrier works in conjunction with all Rapid ancillaries for concrete, steel, and timber structures and is also compatible with Rapid Stair, Rapid Loading Bay Gate and Rapid Lift Shaft System, making it a versatile edge protection system.

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benefits of using Rapid Barrier
  • Robust pre-galvanized and powder coated edge protection.
  • Quick installation 2.7 fixing centers.
  • Branded edge protection solution.
  • Easy handling.
  • Integrated toeboard for material containment.
  • It is thoroughly tested with the complete range of Rapid fixing solutions to exceed all requirements set out in current safety standards BSEN 13374:2013+A1.2018 Class A & B.
  • Customisable to any RAL colour.
  • Range of sizes Rapid Barrier Full 2.9m, Rapid Barrier Half 1.4m, Rapid Barrier Quarter 655mm.
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Rapid EPS Containment System

Extended Height, Increased Safety!

When using the Rapid Post or Rapid Post Extra with our range of Rapid Barriers, increased height or full height safety can be achieved in minutes.

The Rapid Post and Barrier offers extended height or full height containment opportunities; this is an ideal solution when working in busy city centres with high pedestrian traffic. Containment is becoming more popular as it gives the ultimate safer work zone. 

The Rapid system is tested to exceed the requirements laid down in the EPF & British Standard for increased height and full height temporary edge protection systems.

Installed in minutes. The industry-proven Rapid Post system is the fastest system to install and probably the safest system globally! 

Edge protection performance without compromise!

Safety Standards

Our barriers can meet the test requirement for standard height, extended height and full containment system height.

All products are fully tested by Lloyds British test house and have been proven to meet and exceed the test requirements set out in BSEN 13374:2013+A1.2018 Class A & B for Class A and Class B.

Rapid Panel Socks

These socks are designed to slip easy over the panel for the ultimate protection of flying debris.

Work Through Barrier

The innovative Rapid Work Through Barrier has been designed and tested to meet the requirements laid down in BSEN 13374:2013+A1.2018 Class A.

The simple but efficient patent pending barrier system provides the facility for operatives to safely reach through the panel to access the perimeter of the building without compromising their safety.

As with all Rapid-EPS barriers, the Work Through Barrier has been designed to meet the challenges and expectations of today’s construction industry.

Rapid Panel Stillages

For added protection all new Rapid Barrier are shipped in purpose built stackable transportation aids and are shrink wrapped to ensure the product is in pristine condition on arrival.

Rapid EPS system testing Class A & Class B

The standard for temporary edge protection system is known as BSEN 13374:2013+A1.2018 Class A & B and clearly states how the tests should be carried out.

In order to meet requirements for a Class B edge protection system, Class A static load testing should first be carried out.

Class A

The edge protection must resist a horizontal force of 0.3KN whilst maintaining elastic deflection within 55mm. The top guardrail must also accept a vertical force of 1.25KN applied as an accidental loading. The Rapid Edge Protection System has had numerous static loads applied up to four times the requirement.

Class B

Must resist the same static loading requirement’s for Class A and additionally must pass a low dynamic impact sphere. This test applies impact energy of 0.5 KJ to the top rail and 1.1KJ to lower areas.

Wind Loading available on request.

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Installation Guide

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Filesize : 2 MB


At our recently upgraded training centre in Leeds, product training and training covering the standard for temporary edge protection systems, BSEN13374:2013+A1.2018 is available to all customers.

The level of training undertaken at the Rapid Centre will involve practical sessions including product installation and hazard identification and also theory session.

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