This guidance note is intended to help employers, managers and supervisors make vehicle accidents in the workplace less likely. It will also be useful for self-employed people, contractors, safety representatives, vehicle operators and other employees concerned with transport safety in the workplace.
This guidance has had significant changes made including added images. The purpose of this guide is to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury from slips and trips by providing advice and guidance to all persons involved in organising, planning, managing or undertaking work in scaffolding related activities.
Employers are responsible for establishing an inspection regime for the inspection of fall protection equipment that is produced and implemented by a competent person. A Register of equipment should be compiled for use in managing the inspection regime.
Substance abuse affects the functioning of both body and mind and can increase the chance of having or causing an accident. The damaging health effects of substance abuse may increase when combined with exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
The purpose of a brickguard is to prevent materials from falling off the working platform of the scaffold where toeboards do not offer sufficient protection. The inclusion or omission of brickguards should be considered when discussing the contract.
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.)
Due to the nature of their work, scaffolders need to carefully consider any work that will be carried out in the vicinity of overhead power lines. This guidance enables operatives to understand the various hazards when working around overhead power lines and the procedures for applying safe working practices and earthing scaffold structures.
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