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.
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.
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.
This guidance note has been revised to take account of the changes in the Noise at Work Regulations. The erection and dismantling of scaffolding can create quite high levels of noise. The general moving and storage of scaffolding materials can be quite noisy and other related activities such as abrasive wheel cutters, bench mounted circular saws and drills all generate noise levels that could be detrimental to health that may require the employer to provide hearing protection and the employees to use it correctly.
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.)
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that employers give all employees sufficient information, training & supervision as is necessary for their Health & Safety. A broad guidance reminding us to ensure good preparation and emphasising to employees the areas of responsibility we all have in working safely.
This document includes simple changes in the requirements of reporting to be noted for your RIDDOR needs
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