(19)
(11)EP 3 686 375 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
29.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/31

(21)Application number: 19382050.3

(22)Date of filing:  24.01.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
E04G 11/48(2006.01)
E04G 21/32(2006.01)
E04G 17/00(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(71)Applicant: ULMA C y E, S. COOP.
20560 Oñati (Guípuzcoa) (ES)

(72)Inventors:
  • EROGLU, Yildiray
    65195 Wiesbaden (DE)
  • SOBRAL VILLANUEVA, Roberto
    64409 Messel (DE)

(74)Representative: Igartua, Ismael 
Galbaian S. Coop. Garaia Parke Teknologikoa Goiru Kalea 1
20500 Arrasate-Mondragón
20500 Arrasate-Mondragón (ES)

  


(54)PERIMETER PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR A HORIZONTAL FORMWORK SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY OF A PERIMETER PROTECTION SYSTEM


(57) Perimeter protection system for protecting operators against lateral falling when installing formwork panels (7) in a horizontal formwork system (1), the perimeter protection system (10) comprising at least one perimeter protection structure (11) configured for being fixed, in a working position, to the horizontal formwork system (1), and at least one auxiliary device (20) configured for being fixed to the horizontal formwork system (1) and for fixing the perimeter protection structure (11) to the horizontal formwork system (1). The auxiliary device (20) comprises guiding means collaborating with a guide of the perimeter protection structure (11) for positioning the perimeter protection structure (11) in an initial assembly position, raising the perimeter protection structure (11) up to an intermediate position, and swinging said perimeter protection structure (11) until positioning it in the working position. Method of assembly of a perimeter protection system (10) in a horizontal formwork system (1).




Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to perimeter protection systems for protecting operators against lateral falling when installing formwork panels in horizontal formwork systems, and to a method of assembly of a perimeter protection system in a horizontal formwork system.

PRIOR ART



[0002] Horizontal formwork systems and perimeter protection systems for said horizontal formworks so that operators do not fall over the sides of the horizontal formwork system while working on said horizontal formworks are known. Horizontal formwork systems generally comprise longitudinal beams, cross beams, formwork panels which are arranged on the longitudinal and/or cross beams, and vertical props or supports which support the horizontal beams, cross beams, and formwork panels at a given height above the ground. Perimeter protection systems are fixed to formwork systems, being arranged like a railing, such that they protect operators against falls when working on formwork panels.

[0003] International patent application WO 2017178459 A1 describes an anti-fall side protection system comprising a panel with at least two longitudinal supports connected by transverse elements, and at least two posts which are fixed to the formwork beams through detachable anchors, with the panel being arranged fixed to the posts. In this case, the operator first fixes the posts to the formwork beams and then fixes the corresponding panel to the corresponding post, so in order to carry out this operation, the operator must be located on the formwork panels.

[0004] Canadian patent application CA 2020201 A1 describes a side protection comprising a pivoting structure and a railing coupled to the pivoting structure. The pivoting structure is arranged below the formwork structure, and it is connected with said formwork structure and can pivot with respect to a first axis between an installation position and a final position. The pivoting structure has a base that is pivotable with respect to the first axis and an extension in turn connected to the base in a pivotable manner with respect to a second axis.

[0005] European patent application EP 2757212 A1 describes a side protection system for horizontal formwork systems which is assembled from below to assure operator safety. To that end, the protection system comprises a railing-like side protection structure, an extendable support which is arranged below the formwork structure and the free end of which pivots below said structure until being parallel to it in the final assembly position, whereas the other end, in which the perimeter protection structure is assembled, is anchored to the formwork structure.

DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION



[0006] The object of the invention is to provide a perimeter protection system and a method of assembly of a perimeter protection system in a horizontal formwork system, as defined in the claims.

[0007] One aspect of the invention relates to a perimeter protection system for protecting operators against lateral falling when installing formwork panels in a horizontal formwork system. The perimeter protection system comprises at least one perimeter protection structure configured for being fixed, in a working position, to the horizontal formwork system, and at least one auxiliary device configured for being fixed to the horizontal formwork system and for fixing the perimeter protection structure to the horizontal formwork system.

[0008] The auxiliary device comprises guiding means collaborating with a guide of the perimeter protection structure for positioning the perimeter protection structure in an initial assembly position, raising the perimeter protection structure up to an intermediate position, and swinging said perimeter protection structure until positioning it in the working position.

[0009] Another aspect of the invention relates to the method of assembly of a perimeter protection system in a horizontal formwork system such as the one described above, the perimeter protection system comprising a perimeter protection structure and at least one auxiliary device. The method comprises the following steps:
  • fixing the auxiliary device corresponding to the horizontal formwork system,
  • positioning the perimeter protection structure with respect to the corresponding auxiliary device in an initial assembly position, coupling guiding means of the auxiliary device with a guide of the perimeter protection structure,
  • raising the perimeter protection structure up to an intermediate position, with the movement of the perimeter protection structure with respect to the auxiliary device being guided by means of the cooperation of the guide with the guiding means,
  • swinging the perimeter protection structure with respect to the auxiliary device until positioning it in the working position, and
  • blocking the perimeter protection structure in the working position through blocking means.


[0010] The perimeter protection system obtained is a safe system that is optimized as regards the number of parts and in that it is easily assembled. Furthermore, this perimeter protection system is assembled quickly and safely for the operator. The operator assembles it from the ground and not from the formwork panels, such that when the operator starts to work on the formwork panels, the sides are protected with the perimeter protection system. Accidents are thereby prevented during the assembly of side protection systems.

[0011] These and other advantages and features of the invention will become apparent in view of the drawings and detailed description of the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0012] 

Figure 1 shows a perspective view of an embodiment of the perimeter protection system according to the invention once assembled, in an initial assembly position, in a horizontal formwork system.

Figure 2 shows detail A of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 shows the protection system shown in Figure 2 in which some parts have been eliminated to favor understanding.

Figure 4 shows a perspective view of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1, in a position between the initial assembly position and a working position.

Figure 5 shows detail B of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 4.

Figure 6 shows the protection system shown in Figure 5 in which some parts have been eliminated to favor understanding.

Figure 7 shows a perspective view of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1, in a final assembly position.

Figure 8 shows detail C of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 7.

Figure 9 shows the protection system shown in Figure 8 in which some parts have been eliminated to favor understanding.

Figure 10 shows a side view of a detail of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 7.

Figure 11 shows a front view of a perimeter protection structure comprised in the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1.

Figure 12 shows a side view of the perimeter protection structure shown in Figure 11.

Figure 13 shows a view of a detail of the perimeter protection structure.

Figure 14 shows a perspective view of an auxiliary device comprised in the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1.

Figure 15 shows another perspective view of the auxiliary device comprised in the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 1.

Figure 16 shows a perspective view of a second embodiment of the perimeter protection system according to the invention assembled in a vertical formwork system.

Figure 17 shows detail D of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 16.

Figure 18 shows a side view of a detail of the perimeter protection system shown in Figure 16.


DETAILED DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION



[0013] Figures 1, 4, 7 and 16 show a horizontal formwork system 1; 1' comprising longitudinal beams 2, cross beams 3, and props 6 which support cross beams 3 and longitudinal beams 2, said props 6 being supported on the ground. The horizontal formwork system 1; 1' further comprises heads 5, each of which is arranged fixed to the corresponding prop 6, with the ends of the cross beams 3 and longitudinal beams 2 in turn being arranged coupled to the corresponding head 5, such that the longitudinal beams 2 and cross beams 3 are arranged coupled to the corresponding prop 6 through the corresponding head 5.

[0014] The horizontal formwork system 1; 1' also comprises formwork panels 7 which are arranged supported on the longitudinal beams 2. The formwork panels 7 could also be arranged only on the cross beams 3 or on both longitudinal beams 2 and cross beams 3. Furthermore, in other embodiments not shown in the drawings, instead of props 6, the horizontal formwork system 1; 1' may comprise scaffolds, centerings, or other structures which support the formwork panels 7, longitudinal beams 2, and cross beams 3 at a given height.

[0015] To prevent falls over the sides of the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', said horizontal formwork system 1; 1' comprises a perimeter protection system 10 according to the invention which protects operators when they are installing formwork panels 7 and in later jobs. The perimeter protection system 10 comprises a perimeter protection structure 11 configured for being fixed, in a working position, to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', and at least one auxiliary device 20 configured for being fixed to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1' and for fixing the perimeter protection structure 11 to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1'.

[0016] In the embodiment shown in the drawings, the perimeter protection system 1 comprises two auxiliary devices 20 configured for fixing the perimeter protection structure 11 to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', the perimeter protection structure 11 being arranged between both auxiliary devices 20. Each auxiliary device 20 is arranged fixed to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1'.

[0017] In particular, in a first embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 15, each auxiliary device 20 is arranged fixed to the corresponding head 5 of the horizontal formwork system 1; 1'. To that end, the perimeter protection system 10 comprises fixing means 27 comprising an anchoring hook 28 which is fixed to the head 5 and goes through the auxiliary device 20, and a nut 29. The anchoring hook 28 has a first part 28a hook-shaped which is configured for surrounding the head 5 and a second threaded part 28b going through the auxiliary device 20, particularly a body 30 of the auxiliary device 20. The nut 29 collaborates with the second part 28b for fixing the auxiliary device 20 to the head 5, said nut 29 being screwed on the second part 28b of the anchoring hook 28 until it abuts against the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20. Furthermore, the fixing means 27 comprise a flange 31 on the body 30 configured for being at least partially housed in a cavity 5b of the head 5, said flange 31 being retained in said cavity 5b.

[0018] In a second embodiment shown in Figures 16 to 18, one of the auxiliary devices 20 is arranged fixed to a head 5 and the other auxiliary device 20 is arranged fixed to the longitudinal beam 2. For fixing the device 20 to the longitudinal beam 2, the fixing means 27' comprise a threaded element 28' going through the auxiliary device 20, particularly the body 30, and a nut 29'. The threaded element 28' has a cylindrical geometry and abuts against the beam 2, the nut 29' being screwed on until it abuts against the body 30 for fixing the auxiliary device 20 to the beam 2. The fixing means 27' also comprise the flange 31 in the body 30 configured for being at least partially housed in a housing 2b of the longitudinal beam 2, the flange 31 being retained in said housing 2b.

[0019] The embodiments shown in the drawings differ from one another by the fixing means, with the remaining features of the perimeter protection system being common to both embodiments.

[0020] The perimeter protection structure 11 is configured for acting as a railing, protecting the sides of the horizontal formwork system 1; 1'. The perimeter protection structure 11, shown in detail in Figures 11 to 13, preferably comprises a wire mesh 14 and two profiles 12 on which the mesh 14 is supported and which are arranged substantially vertical when the perimeter protection system 10 is fixed to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1' in the working position. The perimeter protection structure 11 further comprises stiffening elements 13 which are arranged transverse to the profiles 12 and have the purpose of stiffening the perimeter protection structure 11, and a toe plate 15. The toe plate 15 comprises a skirting 15b which projects with respect to the mesh 14. In other embodiments not shown in the drawings, the perimeter protection structure 11 may comprise sheets or plates instead of the mesh, or even a plurality of stiffening elements arranged parallel or orthogonal to the profiles 12.

[0021] The auxiliary device 20, shown in detail in Figures 14 and 15, comprises guiding means 23 collaborating with a guide 16 of the perimeter protection structure 11 for positioning the perimeter protection structure 11 in an initial assembly position (shown in Figure 1), raising the perimeter protection structure 11 up to an intermediate position and swinging said perimeter protection structure 11 until positioning it in the working position (shown in Figures 7 and 16).

[0022] The guide 16 of the perimeter protection structure 11 is a groove extending longitudinally in each profile 12 of the perimeter protection structure 11, particularly on a side surface 12c of each profile 12. The guiding means 23 in turn comprise at least one projection 21 extending substantially orthogonal to the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20. The projection 21 is configured for going through the guide 16 and cooperating in the guided movement of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the auxiliary device 20.

[0023] Once the auxiliary device 20 has been fixed to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', the projection 21 of said auxiliary device 20 is arranged substantially horizontal. On the other hand, the projection 21 comprises a retaining element 22 configured for abutting against the side surface 12c of the profile 12 once said projection 21 has gone through the guide 16. Furthermore, each profile 12, which is hollow, includes an opening 17 which communicates a front surface 12d of said profile 12 with a part of the guide 16, see Figures 12 and 13. It thereby allows the projection 21 of the auxiliary device 20 to go through the guide 16, with the retaining element 22 being housed inside the profile 12, such that as the perimeter protection structure 11 is raised with respect to the respective auxiliary devices 20 to the intermediate position, the retaining element 22 prevents the removal of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the corresponding auxiliary device 20.

[0024] In the embodiments shown in the drawings, the projection 21 has a substantially cylindrical geometry. In turn, the retaining element 22 arranged at one end of the projection 21 has a disc-shaped geometry.

[0025] In the embodiments shown in the drawings, each auxiliary device 20 includes two projections 21 extending in opposite directions from side surfaces 32 of the body 30 such that two perimeter protection structures 11 can be coupled in each auxiliary device 20.

[0026] On the other hand, each auxiliary device 20 comprises blocking means 24 collaborating with a blocking groove 18 comprised in the perimeter protection structure 11, particularly at an end of the corresponding profile 12, blocking the movement and rotation of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the auxiliary devices 20 in the working position. The blocking means 24 comprise a blocking projection 25 configured for going through the blocking groove 18 included in the perimeter protection structure 11 and blocking the sliding of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the auxiliary device 20 when the blocking projection 25 abuts against an end 18b of the blocking groove 18. The other end 18a of the blocking groove 18 is open to allow the blocking projection 25 to go through said blocking groove 18.

[0027] The blocking projection 25 comprises a retaining element 26 configured for abutting against the side surface 12c of the profile 12 once said blocking projection 25 has gone through the blocking groove 18, with the retaining element 26 being housed inside the profile 12 such that in the working position, the retaining element 26 of the blocking projection 26 prevents the removal of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the corresponding auxiliary device 20 in a transverse direction.

[0028] In the embodiment shown in the drawings, each auxiliary device 20 includes two blocking projections 25 extending in opposite directions from the side surfaces 32 of the body 30, being configured for blocking, in the working position, two perimeter protection structures 10 for every auxiliary device 20.

[0029] In the embodiments shown in the drawings, the blocking projection 25 has a substantially cylindrical geometry. In turn, the retaining element 26 arranged at one end of the blocking projection 25 has a disc-shaped geometry.

[0030] On the other hand, the guiding projection 21 of the guiding means 23 and the blocking projection 25 of the blocking means 24, both comprised in the auxiliary device 20, are arranged substantially parallel to one another. The guide 16 and the blocking groove 18 are arranged substantially aligned with one another.

[0031] Another aspect of the invention relates to a method of assembly of the perimeter protection system 10 described previously in the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', comprising the following steps:
  • fixing the corresponding auxiliary device 20 to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1',
  • positioning the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the corresponding auxiliary device 20 in an initial assembly position shown in Figure 1, coupling guiding means 23 of the auxiliary device 20 with a guide 16 of the perimeter protection structure 11,
  • raising the perimeter protection structure 11 up to an intermediate position, with being the movement of the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the auxiliary device 20 guided by means of the cooperation of the guide 16 with the guiding means 23,
  • swinging the perimeter protection structure 11 with respect to the auxiliary device 20 until positioning it substantially vertical, and
  • blocking the perimeter protection structure 11 in the working position shown in Figures 7 and 16 through blocking means 24.


[0032] In the embodiments shown in the drawings, two auxiliary devices 20 are fixed to the horizontal formwork system 1; 1', with the perimeter protection structure 11 being positioned between both auxiliary devices 20, coupled to both auxiliary devices 20 in the initial assembly position shown in Figure 1.

[0033] In the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 13, each auxiliary device 20 is fixed to a head 5 through the corresponding fixing means 27. On one hand, the flange 31 of the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20 is housed in the cavity 5b of the corresponding head 5, retaining the flange 31 against the head 5. On the other hand, the anchoring hook 28 of the fixing device 27 going through the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20 surrounds the head 5 and the nut 29 is screwed on to the anchoring hook 28 until it abuts against the auxiliary device 20, thereby fixing the auxiliary device 20 to the head 5.

[0034] In the embodiment shown in Figures 16 to 18, auxiliary devices 20 are fixed to the respective head 5 like in the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 13 and described above, and an auxiliary device 20 is fixed to a longitudinal beam 2 through the corresponding fixing means 27'. On one hand, the flange 31 of the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20 is housed in the housing 2b of the longitudinal beam 2 corresponding, retaining the flange 31 against the longitudinal beam 2. On the other hand, the threaded element 28' of the fixing device 27' goes through the body 30 of the auxiliary device 20 until abutting against the longitudinal beam 2, with the nut 29' being screwed on until it abuts against the auxiliary device 20, particularly against the body 30, thereby fixing the auxiliary device 20 to the longitudinal beam 2.

[0035] For positioning the perimeter protection structure 11 in the initial assembly position, the operator positions the perimeter protection structure 11 such that the projection 21 together with the respective retaining element 22 of the respective auxiliary device 20 go through the corresponding profile 12 through the opening 17 included in the profile 12, with the retaining element 22 being housed inside the profile 12 and the guide 16 of the profile 12 going through the projection 21.

[0036] In the initial assembly position shown in Figures 1 to 3, the perimeter protection structure 11 is arranged substantially vertical, with the guiding means 23 of the respective auxiliary device 20 being arranged coupled with the respective guide 16 of the perimeter protection structure 11 such that the projections 21 of the guiding means 23 abut against an end 16a of the respective guide 16, as can be seen in Figure 3, in which part of the body 30 has been eliminated for the purpose of making it easier to see. The perimeter protection structure 11 is positioned in the initial assembly position from the ground, not from the formwork panels 7. In other words, the operator assembles the perimeter protection structure 11 while standing on the ground, and not while on the formwork panels.

[0037] In the initial assembly position, the operator couples an extension 33 at each end of the profile 12 of the perimeter protection structure 11 to enable raising the perimeter structure 11 up to the intermediate position with respect to the corresponding auxiliary devices 20. After the initial assembly position, the perimeter protection structure 11 is pivoted with respect to the corresponding auxiliary devices 20, being raised with respect to the auxiliary device 20 and slid with an angle of inclination α with respect to a vertical plane, as shown in Figures 4, 5 and 6, between the initial assembly position and the intermediate position in which the perimeter protection structure 11 overcomes the blocking means 24. The perimeter protection structure 11 pivots with respect to the respective guiding means 23.

[0038] Once it reaches the intermediate position, the operator swings the perimeter protection structure 11 again until positioning it in a substantially vertical position. To that end, the operator acts on the extensions 33. Then, the perimeter protection structure 11 drops down with respect to the respective auxiliary device 20 until positioning the perimeter protection structure 11 in the working position shown in Figures 7 to 10 and 16 to 18.

[0039] As the perimeter protection structure 11 drops down, the respective blocking projection 25 of the corresponding auxiliary device 20 goes through the blocking groove 18 comprised in the perimeter protection structure 11, abutting against an end 18b of the blocking groove 18, which position is called the working position in which rotation and/or movement of the perimeter protection structure 11 is prevented, shown in detail in Figures 8 to 10. Finally, the operator releases the extensions 32 of the respective profiles 12.

[0040] For removing the perimeter protection structure 11, the operator must raise the perimeter protection structure 11 up to at least the intermediate position, then swing the perimeter protection structure 11 and raise the perimeter protection structure 11, sliding it with respect to the respective auxiliary device 20 with the angle of inclination α until positioning the perimeter protection structure 11 in the initial position.

[0041] In the initial position, the extensions 33 of the corresponding profiles 12 are released, and the perimeter protection structure 11 is raised again until the projection 21 together with the respective retaining element 22 of the guiding means 23 of the auxiliary device 20 can be released through the opening 17 of the corresponding profile 12.


Claims

1. Perimeter protection system for protecting operators against lateral falling when installing formwork panels (7) in a horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), the perimeter protection system (10) comprising at least one perimeter protection structure (11) configured for being fixed, in a working position, to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), and at least one auxiliary device (20) configured for being fixed to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1') and for fixing the perimeter protection structure (11) to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), characterized in that the auxiliary device (20) comprises guiding means (23) collaborating with a guide (16) of the perimeter protection structure (11) for positioning the perimeter protection structure (11) in an initial assembly position, raising the perimeter protection structure (11) up to an intermediate position, and swinging said perimeter protection structure (11) until positioning it in the working position.
 
2. Perimeter protection system according to the preceding claim, wherein the guide (16) is a groove extending longitudinally in a profile (12) of the perimeter protection structure (11), the guiding means (23) comprising a projection (21) configured for going through the guide (16) and cooperating in the guided movement of the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the auxiliary device (20).
 
3. Perimeter protection system according to the preceding claim, wherein the projection (21) is arranged substantially horizontal when the auxiliary device (20) is arranged fixed to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1').
 
4. Perimeter protection system according to claim 2 or 3, wherein the projection (21) comprises a retaining element (22) configured for abutting against the perimeter protection structure (11), keeping the perimeter protection structure (11) coupled to the auxiliary device (20).
 
5. Perimeter protection system according to any of claims 2 to 4, wherein the auxiliary device (20) comprises blocking means (24) configured for cooperating with a blocking groove (18) comprised in the perimeter protection structure (11) for blocking the movement and/or rotation of the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the auxiliary device (20) in the working position.
 
6. Perimeter protection system according to the preceding claim, wherein the blocking means (24) comprise a blocking projection (25) configured for going through the blocking groove (18) comprised in the perimeter protection structure (11) and blocking the sliding of the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the auxiliary device (20) when the blocking projection (25) abuts against an end (18b) of the blocking groove (18).
 
7. Perimeter protection system according to any of the preceding claims, comprising fixing means (27) configured for fixing the auxiliary device (20) to a head (5) of the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), the fixing means (27) comprising an anchoring hook (28) having a first hook-shaped part (28a) which is configured for surrounding the head (5) and a second threaded part (28b) configured for going through the auxiliary device (20), and a nut (29) cooperating with the second part (28b) for fixing the auxiliary device (20) to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1').
 
8. Perimeter protection system according to any of claims 1 to 6, comprising fixing means (27') configured for fixing the auxiliary device (20) to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), the fixing means (27') comprising a threaded element (28') configured for going through the auxiliary device (20) and abutting against a beam (2) of the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), and a nut (29') collaborating with the threaded element (28') for fixing the auxiliary device (20) to the beam (2).
 
9. Perimeter protection system according to any of the preceding claims, comprising two auxiliary devices (20) configured for fixing the perimeter protection structure (11) to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), the perimeter protection structure (11) being arranged between both auxiliary devices (20).
 
10. Perimeter protection system according to the preceding claim, wherein the perimeter protection structure (11) comprises two profiles (12) arranged at the ends of the perimeter protection structure (11), each of which comprises a side surface (12c) including the corresponding guide (16).
 
11. Method of assembly of a perimeter protection system (10) in a horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), the perimeter protection system (10) comprising a perimeter protection structure (11) and at least one auxiliary device (20), which method of assembly comprises the following steps:

• fixing the corresponding auxiliary device (20) to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'),

• positioning the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the corresponding auxiliary device (20) in an initial assembly position, coupling guiding means (23) of the auxiliary device (20) with a guide (16) of the perimeter protection structure (11),

• raising the perimeter protection structure (11) up to an intermediate position, with the movement of the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the auxiliary device (20) being guided by means of the cooperation of the guide (16) with the guiding means (23),

• swinging the perimeter protection structure (11) with respect to the auxiliary device (20) until positioning it substantially vertical, and

• blocking the perimeter protection structure (11) in the working position through blocking means (24).


 
12. Method of assembly according to the preceding claim, wherein once the perimeter protection structure (11) is coupled to the corresponding auxiliary device (20), said perimeter protection structure (11) is pivoted with respect to said auxiliary device (20), being raised with respect to the auxiliary device (20) and slid with an angle of inclination (α) between the initial assembly position and an intermediate position in which the perimeter protection structure (11) overcomes the blocking means (24).
 
13. Method of assembly according to claims 11 or 12, wherein once the perimeter protection structure (11) is positioned substantially vertical after reaching the intermediate position, said perimeter protection structure (11) is dropped down until a blocking projection (25) comprised in the auxiliary device (20) goes through a blocking groove (18) comprised in the perimeter protection structure (11), abutting against an end (18b) of the blocking groove (18), preventing the rotation and/or movement of the perimeter protection structure (11).
 
14. Method of assembly according to any of claims 11 to 13, wherein the respective auxiliary device (20) is fixed to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1') through fixing means (27) comprising an anchoring hook (28) the end of which is fixed surrounding a head (5) of the horizontal formwork system (1; 1') and goes through the auxiliary device (20), and a nut (29) which is screwed to the anchoring hook (28) until it abuts against the auxiliary device (20).
 
15. Method of assembly according to any of the claims 11 to 13, wherein the respective auxiliary device (20) is fixed to the horizontal formwork system (1; 1') through fixing means (27') comprising a threaded element (28') going through the auxiliary device (20) until abutting against a beam (2) of the horizontal formwork system (1; 1'), and a nut (29') which is screwed on until it abuts against the auxiliary device (20).
 




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