Whilst there is no statutory requirement for a scaffold contractor to issue a handover certificate, clients may, in their own interest, and a recommendation by the NASC that the scaffold contractor issues a handover certificate to their client.
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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.
This guidance outlines how employers should complete their risk assessments as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. As employers you must carry out an assessment to identify the hazards, evaluate the risks to employees and identify any control measures which should be implemented.
Construction workers including scaffolders need adequate toilet and washing facilities, a place to warm up and eat food and somewhere to store clothing, keeping street clothing separate from work clothing to avoid any contamination.
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.
This is the pocket version of the management guide.
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