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Scaffold Protection Guide

Scaffold Protection Guide

When working at height on a scaffold system of any kind, it is crucial to have a working method in place to protect pedestrians & staff. It is also an opportunity to market your company, as products that protect the scaffold can be manufactured with a bespoke logo, allowing for a great advertising opportunity for your business.

Read on for advice on different scaffold protection options.

Debris Netting

Debris netting is a polyethylene knitted netting that improves site safety by reducing the risk of debris and small tools from falling outside of the scaffold.

Suitable for both tube & fitting and modular scaffold system. This product is air permeable.

Available in a wide range of colours and sizes:

Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, Black, Pink

Fasten with scaffold toggles – available from Tri-Shield

Scaffold Sheeting (Custom Print Available)

This is a reinforced sheeting with strong reinforcement bands with eyelets every 100mm. Suitable for all tube & fitting and modular scaffold systems.

Flame retardant grades are available.

Available in two weights: 240 gsm (Premium) and 170 gsm (Standard)

Large scale digital printing is available, with full colour graphics and no minimum order quantity required.

Fasten with scaffold toggles – available from Tri-Shield

Vented Sheeting (Custom Print Available)

vented sheet

Strong, air permeable sheeting suitable for all scaffold systems and temporary perimeter fencing. At 100gsm weight, it is a lighter solution which is more suitable for high wind environments.

Like Scaffold sheeting, large scale digital printing is available, with full colour graphics and no minimum order quantity required.

Fasten with scaffold toggles – available from Tri-Shield

Scaffold Foam

yellow circular foam

Protect pedestrians from accidental collision with scaffolding on high streets and building sites.

Product Dimensions: 48mm x 2M

UV resistant; material will not deteriorate under direct sunlight in addition to being suitable for outdoor use. Secure in place with Cable ties, Gaffer Tape or Low Tack Tape. Do not apply gaffer tape to any finished surfaces.

See HSE scaffolding checklist for further advice on safe scaffold assembly.

(Scaffold sheeting / Debris Netting / Vented Sheeting images supplied courtesy of ITP)

wet weather product guide

Wet Weather Product Guide

Wet Weather Product Guide

Struggling on site during adverse weather? Read on for information on products that may solve some of your headaches on site during periods of substantial rainfall.

Eco-Pipe – Temporary Rainwater Downpipe (250mm x 175M)

This product functions as a temporary downpipe before the permanent downpipe requires installation. Re-direct and control the flow of water to the ground from an existing guttering system, in addition to protecting the existing building / brickwork from water damage.

Eco-Pipe is manufactured from 100% recycled polythene and is fully reusable as well as being recyclable after use. This is the first 100% recycled temporary downpipe available – a Tri-Shield innovation!

Fix in place with cable ties or gaffer tape.

Reusable Pallet Covers (2440mm x 1220mm x 1220mm)

Durable, waterproof, and come manufactured with eyelets which allow the cover to be sealed down. Protect assets such as plasterboard from adverse rainfall, and significantly reduce wastage being skipped on site.

Reuse multiple times over the life of a project; a sustainable option which offers a saving on reuse and waste reduction.

Brick Jackets

Brick Jacket

Protect your bricks and blocks against extreme weather conditions. This product is an all-weather solution to keep brick stacks ready for installation. Heavily durable and waterproof, Brick Jackets also prevent blocks from moving or falling once stacked.

Available in a hi-visibility yellow finish to be seen by moving plant and foot traffic.



A versatile cover that can be used externally, and is weatherproof / rot proof, therefore allowing for use in adverse rain and outdoor conditions. Comes with eyelets for fastening in place and is manufactured with a UV filter to prolong life and durability.

Eco Polythene (4M x 25M)

Eco Polythene Black

 This product is a 100% recycled solution for all general-purpose covering requirements. Suitable for protecting ground from rain and foot traffic, as well as a waterproof covering for protecting assets on site.

Heavily durable, tear-proof and suitable for use in wet weather – Eco Polythene can be used for just about any purpose, inside or outside.

Prepare for adverse weather – check out the weather forecast ahead of time and don’t get caught out in the rain!

Contact Us for any further information on these products, or call us today on 01698 377301

stair protection guide

Stair Protection Guide

Stair Protection Guide

The Tri-Shield Stair Protection Guide has been designed to help avoid costly damages and repairs to staircases and their individual components.

Stairwells are an asset which are extremely prone to damage. This is the case in new builds as well as home improvement projects. Foot traffic is high, and goods being carried between floors result in damages to handrails, newell posts as well as steps. There are different ways to protect stairs and the components which make up a staircase.

The use of products which withstand high impact, to protect an already-installed staircase is one approach. The installation of a temporary system in place of a staircase, prior to permanent installation is another.

Read on for examples of products that will protect your staircase from costly and avoidable damages, as well as keeping workers safe:

Rigid Stair Nosing Protectors

stair protector

Rigid stair protectors offer substantial covering of exposed stair nosings. They protect against high levels of impact and significant foot traffic.

A 100% recycled UPVC product which also has a slight flex and is therefore less susceptible to breaking on impact during cold weather, as well as being simple to fix in place.

This product is 750mm wide, and 205mm deep with 30mm of nosing protection to cover the edge of the step. Bespoke widths are available, enquire within for terms and conditions, as well as application advice.

This item can be applied using Double Sided High/Low Tape, in addition to being mechanically fixed. An extremely popular product, suitable for re-use.

Ram Board Stair Armour (Pack of 6)

Ram Board Stair Armour: Introducing the industry’s first paperboard stair protection product. Made with heavy-duty Ram Board, adjustable tread sizing, bull-nose protection, and Spill Guard™ Technology, Stair Armor™ is the absolute end-all of stair protection.

Ram Board Stair Armour, is a fully recycled, and recyclable stair protection system.

Secure to steps using Ram Board Edge Tape.

Blue U Profile Foam and Yellow Circular Foam Protection (Handrail Protection)

Yellow Circular and Blue U-Profile Foams are specially manufactured to grip handrails. This material is fully recyclable. It can also be heavily re-used, due to it’s robust composition.

Known for its versatility, handrail foam protection is applicable to a number of different handrail widths and shapes.

Foam protection is another extremely popular item on the majority of construction projects. It is easy to cut, in addition to being high in impact resistance.

Use yellow foam for circular handrail protection, and blue handrail foams for square, or larger handrails.

Red Circular Foam Protection (For Newell Posts)

Red Circular Foam Protection specially manufactured to grip and wrap around newell posts.

Like the foam products already mentioned, it offers a high level of impact protection, in addition to being pre-slit for ease of application.

Simply cut into shape and snap into place.

Extremely easy to fit, as well as being a cost effective method of protecting.

Stair Protection Films

Hard Surface Floor

If your staircase is carpeted, or has a hardwood, laminate or vinyl floor, Tri-Shield’s range of protection films are an option. Simply roll out, and replace in 4 weekly cycles. These options are suitable for foot traffic, as well as dirt & debris. Additional protection with a product such as stair armour or stair treads are appropriate for protection against impact damage in addition to the above.

Hard Surface Film – Suitable on Hardwood, laminate or vinyl.

Carpet Film – Suitable for use on carpets only.

Temporary Handrail Set and Handrail Safety Posts

temporary posts, temporary handrail set

With the use of this system, you will remove the potential for damage to your bannister, as it replaces the need for it to be on site. The Tri-Shield Temporary Handrail System runs up the staircase and allows safe movement between floors during construction works. In addition, this is a key product for house builders within this stair protection guide.

Re-use multiple times across plots. Designed for use with Handrail Safety Posts (sold separately).

Temporary Handrail set has a hi-visibility yellow finish, for optimum HSE compliance. Made high quality powder coat, in addition to premium welding, this system is built to last and be seen.

One staircase usually requires:

1 x Temporary Handrail Set (2 x Long Pieces, 1 x Short Piece)

4 x Standard Posts (Sold Separately)

2 x Corner Posts (Sold Separately)

Handrail Set

Contact us with any queries you have on the above products, or call the branch today on 01698 377301 to discuss anything from this stair protection guide! We are on hand to offer technical and application advice on all of these products, as well as our wider range.

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euro 2020

Party Protection Guide During Euro 2020

Party Protection Guide During Euro 2020 – Quote “EURO2020” at the Checkout for 20% off all products!

Party Protection During Euro 2020; prevent food spills and stains on carpets to wine and beer on your floors. Or just dirty shoes!

We are offering a 20% discount for all orders placed for the duration of Euro 2020; simply quote EURO2020 at the checkout to redeem!

Below are some examples of products that can be used to protect your floors, carpets, worktops and more during Euro 2020 (and beyond!):

Tri-Tac Mats (Clean Off Mats)

Place these at the entrance to your doorway and have all of the excess dirt removed from the underside of your guests shoes before entry:

Carpet Film & Hard Surface Film Red

Carpet films can be used to protect your carpets from annoying food & drink spills, whereas our hard surface films can be used to protect laminate flooring and vinyl from the same issues. Hard surface film can also protect worktops and table tops:

Hard Surface Floor

Ram Board

Spill guard technology prevents any liquid getting through on to the floor, and Ram Board is heavily reusable; so simply lift it once finished with, roll it up, and re-apply at your next get together!







Simple, recycled, Tri-Board correx sheets can be used to protect during a party. These are non-adhesive, so can be used on any surface. Simply lay down, then lift once finished with. It is that simple:

All of the products mentioned are environmentally conscious, and can be fully recycled once used.

Follow the Euro 2020 Fixtures at this link, and plan for your next get together now!

Quote “EURO2020” at the checkout to redeem!


Floor Protection Guide

Tri-Shield Floor Protection Guide

Floor protection is an extremely wide term, and can apply to various applications and requirements. In this floor protection guide, we aim to simplify this for you, and offer some help and tips on how best to protect floors against costly, and avoidable damages.

Whether on a construction project or at home, protection of the floor is often the main concern in regard to damage when carrying out works. The aim will usually be to protect against foot traffic, plant, dirt, debris, or a number of other factors. There are many different products available to protect carpets, hard surfaces, (such as vinyl and laminate or wooden flooring), as well as concrete floors both internally and externally.

Below are a few options and tips for optimum carpet and floor protection, and advice on the correct products to use:

Carpet Protection Film 

At Tri-Shield, we stock 3 different grades of carpet film:

Carpet Film – A standard duty product for domestic applications and low foot traffic.

Heavy Duty Carpet Film – A premium product for commercial applications and high foot traffic.

Carpet Film FR – A reverse wound solution for fast rollout, and is certified for use in high value commercial works. No applicator required, simply lay down and kick it out! 

Carpet protection film is the ultimate solution for peace of mind and the protection of carpets. It is the optimum product for ensuring that the product isn’t damaged during construction and renovation works. Compatible with most applicators, these products roll out, and stick to the carpet underneath, providing a a protective layer as a temporary protection method.

This product must be replaced in 4 weekly cycles, and is suitable for use on carpets only. If you are looking for something similar, but for hard floor or vinyl, there is an alternative solution.

Hard Surface Film

Hard Surface Floor

Hard surface protection film is available in 600mm x 100m rolls. It is suitable for application on hard, finished surfaces. It is very quick to cover, as well as being a fast rollout solution for large areas. This product will protect against dirt, foot traffic, dust and debris. It can also be used with the same applicator you would use with carpet film.

It isn’t suitable for use on carpet, as it works based on a mixture of static and a low tack adhesive, which makes it ideal for use on floors and even worktops/glass if required, however it won’t offer any tack when used on carpeted surfaces. Must be replaced in 4 weekly cycles.

You may think that this is a good solution, but it won’t offer much impact protection against things like exposure to heavy objects and plant. For that, we would offer Ram Board:

Ram Board

Ram Board is an extra heavy-duty, breathable, temporary floor protection solution.  It is engineered for contractors and is designed with cost and efficiency in mind. It rolls out fast, flat and in addition, it is re-usable. Exclusive Spill Guard technology protects floors against paint, water, mud, and more.

It protects all types of flooring surfaces. Hardwood floors, carpet, tile, concrete, linoleum, VCT, marble, laminate floors, as well as many others.

Unlike film protection products, it can be left down for the duration of a project due to it being non-adhesive, and offers significant impact protection due to being extra heavy duty. See our post about RAM Board to find out more about the range.

Tri-Breathe Flame Retardant

Tri Breathe Flame Retardant: re-use time and time again. A premium floor protection solution. Expansive coverage in a compact format; each roll contains 100m2 (1M x 100M) of protection. It is a fully certified, FR product which can be used on commercial projects, and allows floors to cure underneath due to the breathable nature of the material.

Suitable for use internally, or in applications that are also exposed to the elements, this spun bond polypropylene fabric is breathable in addition to being water-resistant. Water will run across the top of the material, as opposed to being absorbed by the fabric. This material allows for quick layout after floors and carpets have been installed.

Yellow Walkway Matting

Yellow Walkway Matting is a high quality, general purpose Hi-Vis rubber matting designed with a diamond pattern on one side and a cloth impression on the other. This product offers significant impact protection, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Effectively protect concrete floors using Yellow Walkway Matting. It is a non-adhesive product, and therefore can be kept in application for the full duration of works.

Use to create walkways against the backdrop of Covid19 and social distancing. Clearly mark out walking routes on site, to make crane operators aware of the flow of pedestrian traffic.

Finally, we have one more floor protection option, which is one of the most popular items in the range:

Tri-Board (or correx sheets), are a versatile product that can be used to protect floors, carpets, and many other assets. Tri-Shield stock 3 variations of this product for protecting floors:

Tri-Board Black – A recycled floor protection solution, available in 2mm or 3mm grades

Tri-Board Recycled FR – A recycled flame retardant floor protection solution, available in a 2mm grade and is certified to Warrington Certifire TS63

Tri-Board Halogen Free FR A Halogen Free, flame retardant floor protection solution (harmful chemicals removed from manufacture), available in 3mm and 4mm grades, and is certified to LPS1207

This product is cost effective, easy to apply (advice on the correct tape is available on each product page), and is also a sustainable solution. Every variation of Tri-Board has something to offer, and the varying grades will offer higher or lower levels of impact protection depending on the specification. Leave down for the duration of works with no issues, and seal the edges with low tack tape.

Call us today on 01698377301 or contact us for more advice on our range.
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