Frequently
Asked
Questions

General

How does Fast Guard work?

Operation

How can I buy Fast Guard?

Fast Guard can be purchased on line, or directly from B Safe Limited - please contact us for more information.

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How much does Fast Guard cost?

Fast Guard is extremely cost effective with little or no on-going costs after initial purchase. System options and prices can be found here on our web site, or contact us for more information.

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What do I get in a Fast Guard system?

B Safe offer three standard Fast Guard systems the FGS8/2, FGS6/1 and FGS4/1. Systems can be supplemented with further individual components if required. See here for detailed information and online ordering.

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Can I buy individual components?

Individual components can be purchased separately. See here for detailed information and online ordering.

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Does Fast Guard come with a warranty?

Fast Guard comes with a comprehensive 12 month warranty.

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Overview Video

For a simple overview of how Fast Guard works watch the Fast Guard overview video or download the Fast Guard User Guide.

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How does the Fast Guard Coupler Work?

For a simple overview of how the Fast Guard Coupler works watch the Fast Guard Coupler video or download the Fast Guard User Guide.

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How does the Fast Guard Joiner Work?

For a simple overview of how Fast Guard works watch the Fast Guard Joiner video or download the Fast Guard User Guide.

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How does the Fast Guard Wand Work?

For a simple overview of how Fast Guard works watch the Fast Guard Wand video, watch the Fast Guard Base Lift video and refer to the Fast Guard Stop Ends & Returns video or download the Fast Guard User Guide.

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Can Fast Guard be used by one person?

Fast Guard can be operated by one person although operating in pairs is best practice.
Please see the Fast Guard User Guide.

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Do I need training to use Fast Guard?

It is important that users adequately understand the operation of the Fast Guard system.
Fast Guard issue a useful Fast Guard User Guide with every system.
B Safe have training partners Simian Risk Management and Safety & Access Ltd if you consider formal operative training is required.
Also please refer to our Fast Guard Learning page.

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Where can I use Fast Guard?

Fast Guard can be used on any conventional scaffolding consisting of traditional tube and fittings where collective fall prevention is required. Watch the Fast Guard in Use video to see the practical application of the system.

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Can I use Fast Guard on towers?

Yes. Fast Guard can be used on any conventional scaffolding consisting of traditional tube and fittings were collective fall prevention is required. Watch the Fast Guard in Use video to see the practical application of the system.

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Can Fast Guard form a continuous guardrail?

Yes. Fast Guard can be used on any conventional scaffolding consisting of traditional tube and fittings were collective fall prevention is required. Watch the Fast Guard in Use video to see the practical application of the system.

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What happens if standards are too short?

The correct setting out of standards is shown in configurations - setting out will ensure this situation does not occur. 

If you find a standard is too short to support the Fast Guard coupler through its entire movement either, move the coupler to an adjacent standard within the same section of guardrail of sufficient length, or top out the standard with an appropriate tube. If neither option is practical use a sacrificial puncheon. Watch the Fast Guard in Use video to see the practical application of the system.

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Do I have to use a Fast Guard Joiner?

The Fast Guard Joiner should always be used where more than one length of tube is used to form a section of guardrail. Watch the Fast Guard in Use video to see the practical application of the system.

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How does Fast Guard get over sleeves?

The Fast Guard coupler cannot pass over a sleeve or joint pin without being removed from the standard and then replaced.

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Can I use Fast Guard on stop ends?

Fast Guard can use a mixture of standard scaffold couplers and Fast Guard couplers to raise stop ends. Watch the Stop Ends & Returns video to see the practical application of the system.

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How does Fast Guard work on corners?

Fast Guard can use a mixture of standard scaffold couplers and Fast Guard couplers when dealing with corners. Watch the Stop Ends & Returns video to see the practical application of the system.

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Can Fast Guard be used for system scaffolds?

Fast Guard has not been designed for use with system scaffolds.

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Is Fast Guard a load bearing coupler?

Fast Guard is not a load bearing coupler and should only be used as shown in the Fast Guard User Guide.

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How strong is a Fast Guard Coupler?

Fast Guard couplers exceed the requirements of BS EN 12811-1:2003 & BS EN 13374:2004. View the SATRA Technical Test Reports.

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How much weight will a Fast Guard coupler hold?

Fast Guard couplers exceed the requirements of BS EN 12811-1:2003 & BS EN 13374:2004. View the SATRA Technical Test Reports.

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How long will a Fast Guard coupler last?

All Fast Guard components have a 12 month warranty but the individual life of any component will vary dependent on use.

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Can I refurbish Fast Guard components?

B Safe Limited offer a fast cost effective repair and refurbishment service. Contact us for more information.

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Can you get longer positioning wands?

No. Fast Guard Positioning Wands are supplied as one standard size.

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Has Fast Guard been tested?

Fast Guard has been independently tested by SATRA technical centre. View the SATRA Technical Test Reports.

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How does Fast Guard comply with Working Regulations?

Fast Guard complies with BS EN 12811-1:2003 & BS EN 13374:2004 & SG4:10. View the SATRA Technical Test Reports.

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