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Safety Talk scaffolding. scaffolding. scaffolding introduction. Falls of persons and objects from scaffolding are a major cause of accidents in the construction industry, and in some cases the scaffold itself falls! All are preventable. scaffolding. scaffolding Main points. scaffolding.

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Safety talk scaffolding

Safety Talkscaffolding


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scaffolding

scaffolding

introduction

Falls of persons and objects from scaffolding are a major cause of accidents in the construction industry, and in some cases the scaffold itself falls! All are preventable


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scaffolding

Main points


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Scaffolding must be planned according to requirements including loads, platforms, safe passage, access / egress, etc.


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scaffolding

Scaffolding should only be erected, adjusted and dismantled by a competent (properly trained) person.


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Scaffolding must be maintained and this is the responsibility of all employees. Do not interfere with scaffolding and report any faults or concerns immediately


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other points to consider


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safe access / egress must be provided – this will normally be ladders. These must be secured and extended sufficiently beyond platforms for safe mounting / dismounting


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Workers should never climb scaffolding


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Scaffold platforms must be fully planked out where practicable, and should provide a passage for people of at least 450mm in width.


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Where stores are stacked on the scaffold platforms the load weights must be taken into consideration. Ensure that the 450mm passage is maintained, do not stack materials to high, and stack near standards as opposed to centre of bays


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Where there is a risk of a fall, then guard-rails, intermediate guard-rails and toe-boards are required


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Purpose built loading bays should be used with gates. If guard-rails have to be removed to facilitate loading they must be replaced immediately


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Scaffolding must be suitably tied to structures. Scaffold ties should not be removed unless by a trained person and if required. Don’t do it yourself – only a trained scaffolder should do it


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Do not use incomplete or unsafe scaffolding – report it and use signs to prohibit its use.


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Scaffolding should be formally inspected after initial erection, after significant alteration, after any destabilising event, and at least once every 7 days. The findings should be recoreded


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conclusion

Be a leader, follow safe procedures


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