This guidance is a detailed review intended to provide an overview of the existing products and work methods available for providing an inside platform on scaffolding and information and instruction to ensure they are used correctly in order to prevent falls of objects and people.
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.
The Handover Certificate will advise the client that at the time of the handover, the scaffold has been built to the required specification, it was suitable for the duty intended, it complies with the requirements of the Statutory Regulations, was structurally sound and in a safe condition for use. (Price is £4.80 includes VAT). Please note, as these certificates are available to NASC members only to purchase them please email email@example.com
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.
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