A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
This guidance note is concerned with advice for the safe erection, use and dismantling of temporary suspended chutes intended for the conveyance of waste construction materials. The guidance covers chutes constructed of detachable sections made of metal or non-metallic material, attached to scaffolding.
Where it is not reasonably practicable to avoid entering a confined space to undertake work, the employer or self-employed person is responsible for ensuring that a safe system of work is used. This recently updated guidance outlines the hazards associated with Confined Space Entry.
The NASC are committed to involving everyone in health and safety matters whether on construction sites or in the office. To effect a change we must consider our workforce and consult with all those involved in a project, listening to and where necessary acting upon the views of the workforce.
This document gives scaffolding companies and clients guidance on The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR 2005) relating to safe means of access to and from scaffolding working platforms. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) outline that clients, principal designers,
principal contractors, designers and contractors should consider what form of access may be needed at the planning stage. This should include any emergency escape routes that have been identified by the risk assessment, the preferred option for access / egress and the required number of access points. On larger projects powered passenger / goods hoists may be a safer option if available. Where passenger hoists are used, an additional means of access will be required for emergency purposes (e.g. in the event of a fire or mechanical failure). This update is significant in that key changes are ‘Ladder Safety’ and ‘Security’ of access onto scaffolds that differs to the earlier SG25:14.
Generally written contracts specify a date for completion of the works. Whichever method is used failure to complete the work by the specified date may leave the scaffolder open to employer's claims. This guidance outlines the circumstances and how different situations can be managed.
Adjudication has over the past few years become the most popular form of dispute resolution in the construction industry. This guidance explains the process of adjudication and the steps you need to follow.
This is an instruction manual for managing a project and relies on knowledge, skill and expertise to operate it. The mechanisms have to be understood and complied with. Those intending to subcontract under this form should, as a minimum, obtain and read the form and its associated guidance notes.
The reliance by the scaffolding contractor, on the skill and expertise of their operatives, will not relieve them of their responsibility for the adequacy of the design. This guidance outlines design criteria, training needs, insurance, ownership/copyright and common misconceptions when utilising a designer for scaffolding.
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