SG42:22 Working Over or Near Water

This Safety Guidance provides safety measures for scaffolding work carried out over / near water (including on, adjacent to or over water) where potential hazards exist. Employers should conduct a comprehensive risk assessment for this kind of work, taking into account the hazards identified and evaluated during the assessment, to develop a safe system of work.

Employers are also responsible for providing their workers with the necessary safety information, instruction, training, and supervision. In addition, safety measures on the use of lifting appliances / mobile plant, lifejackets / buoyancy aids for work over / near water should be intensified throughout the construction period. To prevent any person from falling from a height, suitable safety measures should also be developed and implemented.

Besides, effective rescue and emergency arrangements should be well established for work over / near water so as to safeguard the workers in an emergency situation.

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