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 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.
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.
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.
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 guidance provides a comprehensive and useful list of areas within the business to focus on to ensure a scaffolding contractor remains profitable and in business.
This guidance note relates to schedules intended to be used for the valuation of additional work and/or variations to existing lump sum contracts. For the avoidance of doubt this guidance note does not relate to schedules of rates used in connection with contracts which are re-measured as the works proceed.
This guidance explains the increasingly common Early Payment Schemes, offered my main contractors to provide shorter payment terms in return for a discount on amounts charged. It provides information from the point of view of the sub-contractor, enabling them to make more reasoned decisions that best suit their company.
Daywork is a method of valuing construction work according to the time spent carrying out work together with the value of the plant and materials resources used. It is an alternative to valuing work by measurement. This guidance outlines when daywork can be charged, how it can be calculated an d administration.
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