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.
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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.
The legal requirement for rescue is specified in the ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005’ and require every employer in selecting work equipment for use in work at height to take account of the need for easy and timely evacuation and rescue in an emergency.
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.
This is the pocket version of the management guide.
This guidance outlines how employers should complete a COSHH assessment. As employers you must carry out an assessment and identify any control measures which should be implemented. Remember you are assessing the activity being carried out using the substance and not just the substance alone!
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.
This document is intended to provide guidance to persons that are involved in the planning, management, supervision and use of lifting equipment and accessories for lifting. Gin wheels, mobile cranes and accessories for dangerous areas faced on site.
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