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Installing Temporary Fencing | Follow our Fourteen Tips for Effective Installation

Construction site workers and the general public need a safe environment in which to work. 

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places, with plenty of hazards that can cause injury or death. 

There is no excuse for not providing a safe working environment at your construction site. 

Having a Temporary Fencing System using Security Fencing with anti-climb Mesh is a cost-effective solution.

As the UK Construction Industry gets faster and Construction Sites pop up in most UK Towns & Cities, ensuring your Business has a Site Security Plan in place is essential.

Security Fencing is no longer just Temporary Fence Panels.

The Sector has grown and now offers a Range of Innovative products, including Wire Mesh, Anti Climb Products, Fully Packaged Fencing Systems, Galvanised Steel Panels, Traffic Barrier Systems, Temporary Plastic Fencing all Manufactured in the UK for the Construction & Event Market.

So, where do you start? First, follow our Step by Step Blueprint to ensure your Event or Construction Site has a Cost-Effective Fencing System.

We're going to talk about how you can create one in just 14 steps!


-Step One - Planning 


Plan Where you need your Temporary Fence and what else is needed to ensure your Site is Secure This should be one of your first considerations when working on any project. 

Your Temporary fencing supplier will have a vast amount of knowledge and insight and assist with Planning and Recommendations. 

Temporary Fencing Panels tend to be 3.5m wide and come as a Square Panel or Round Anti Climb Mesh as a rule of thumb.


-Step Two: Prepare Your Temporary Fence Order


Ensure you use a Reputable Supplier who can provide Delivery and assist with Installation or provide Installation Guides on installing your Fencing Panels Correctly.

Check your Suppliers Website to ensure they have a Temporary Fencing Section and ideally a Specialist Team with knowledge in temporary fence delivery and fast, secure Delivery Services.

Temporary Mesh Fencing cannot be Delivered with a Normal Courier Service, and your Supplier must have their Logistics in Place.

Your Temporary Fence Panels should arrive with everything needed to enable a Hassle-Free and Quick Installation, including any specialist tools.

Consider Temporary Plastic Fencing, which is Robust Cost Effective and Easy to Install. 

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-Step Three - Safety Equipment

Ensure your installation team have adequate protection, including the essential requirement of Hard Hat, Safety Footwear and Hi-Vis Clothing.

In addition, the Installers should have received sufficient training and be working in a minimum of two per fence panel.

-Step four - Install your Temporary Fence Panels


Your Team should install the temporary Fence as soon as they arrive to ensure that the area is safe and secure as quickly as possible.

Ensure the correct tools are available for your Installers, including specially adapted Ratchets and Spanners for Anti Tampering Clamps.

-Step Five - Placement 


Place Temporary Fence Panels at the perimeter and Limit Access to Red Zones.


The temporary fence panels should be placed at the perimeter of buildings or around red zones. 


They should be installed to be safely moved by individuals on-site but will still allow access for workers in this area.


Once Installed, it's essential to ensure your Temporary Fence has adequate protection against weather conditions, exceptionally High Winds.


Use Galvanised Steel Fence Brace's and the Correct Ballast to ensure your Steel Fence Panels remain Upright even in the Harshest Conditions.

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-Step Six- Ensure all Hazards are Marked


Ensure all hazards on or around the Steel Fencing is Marked utilising High Vis Colours and warning signs.


-Step Seven- Lighting


Remember your temporary fencing needs to be visible, especially in the dark. 


Utilise fence lights which can be battery or solar-powered, along with reflective hi-vis strips to ensure your temporary fencing is visible night and day


-Step Eight- Safe Working Areas


 Use temporary fencing to create a Safe Working Area for Construction Site Staff.


Use temporary Steel Fencing on your construction site to protect your workers from hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. 


Create an area where only authorised cars can enter by using temporary steel fences with controlled and locked gates when unattended. 


Site employees should always enter through a supervised gate or using a digital gate code to enter.


-Step Nine - Temporary Fence Coverings 


Use temporary fencing for protection from the elements.


Use temporary steel fencing to protect your construction site workers and materials from wind, hail and rain by using interim fence panel covering. 


Temporary Fence Covers are available in different colours and materials and can be branded with your company logo to utilise the opportunity to advertise your Business. 


Coverings will also help with Acoustic and noise suppression.


-Step Ten - Create a temporary workspace


To help with your site work in the area, use temporary safety barriers reasonably priced and quick to install. 


These will keep people safe during construction time and ensure no unauthorised personnel are on your site. 


Temporary Fencing Systems are a safe and effective deterrent but always consider personnel to ensure those entering and exiting your area are permitted to do so.



- Step Eleven - Use temporary safety barriers


Temporary fencing systems are a safe and effective deterrent.


It is essential to ensure that personnel entering or exiting your site have permission to do so by adding controlled safety barriers. 


Plastic Temporary Fencing is a cost effective Option for smaller Events and Sites and is perfect when Quick and Easy Installation is Required 

The Firmus Orange Plastic Pedestrian Fencing is the perfect choice for your Pedestrian Fencing Barriers

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- Step Twelve - Consider temporary pass access controls


Provide temporary steel security fences with card readers, operated gates, remote monitoring stations.


Pass access and digital gates are a very effective way of ensuring authorised personal are on site at any time.


- Step Thirteen - Inspect your temporary Fence regularly


Ensure your Temporary Fencing is inspected at regular intervals throughout the day. 


Have spare panels and accessories available to quickly fix any areas where damage has occurred through weather conditions, vandalism or accidents.


-Step Fourteen - Plan your Dismantling


Dismantling temporary steel fencing is a very similar process to its Installation and requires planning to ensure the fencing is dismantled quickly and safely.  

Some providers will offer to buy back all fence panels and equipment even when they are damaged and can no longer be used.

Ensure all personal have the proper training and safety equipment before removing temporary fence panels and reach out to your Supplier if you need any help in the dismantling process.

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 Speak to our Temporary Fencing Team if you are currently looking for a fast solution. 



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