The aim of this guidance note is to give some practical guidance on how to comply with the Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 with regard to internal edge protection.
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SG4:15 - 'Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations' - see's more emphasis on the creation of a 'Safe Zone' by scaffolders covering a variety of safe methods. This revision also see's the removal of the practice of the 'unprotected traversing element' from the tunneling principle.
More than a quarter of the accidents reported each year by NASC members to enforcing authorities are associated with manual handling – the transporting or supporting of loads by hand, or by bodily force. A well-established document that proved to still be robust and valid. Hence date changes only in the 2015 update.
This guidance note has been prepared to provide general advice on safe systems of work when planning the installation of edge protection systems that are designed in accordance with BS EN13374:2004. Currently being updated.
This is the pocket version of the management guide. Members wishing to place an order for 100+ copies must email firstname.lastname@example.org as further discounts apply.
This NASC guidance note has been written to reflect the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and has been produced following consultation and advice from the Asbestos Licensing Unit (ALU). (ACOP Ref: Managing and working with Asbestos – Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – L143 and follows ALG Memo 01/10
Ancillary asbestos licenses for scaffolding.)
This document includes simple changes in the requirements of reporting to be noted for your RIDDOR needs
Initially there is no structure in place against which the scaffold can be tied. The scaffold may surround a structure, but it is still vital that measures to ensure stability are incorporated. Accordingly the initial stability of the scaffold structure must be achieved by means other than ties. Design input is still critical.
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