East Anglia Construction Safety Group Chris Barrett Training Manager Access. Construction Industry Scaffolders record scheme SG4 – Preventing falls in scaffolding and falsework - Future developments, latest guidance TG20. Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme.
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Scaffolding SupervisorThe Record Scheme Cards
SG4:00 Use of fall arrest equipment
Inspection and use of harnesses
Interpretation of simple drawings
Theoretical and practical training :
Independent with return
PutlogBasic Part 1 Training Programme
Practical and theoretical training:
Heavy independent with bridging
Roof edge protection
Netting and SheetingBasic Part 2 Training Programme
Tubular drop from steelwork
Two –way shore/dead shore
Temporary roof scaffold
Staircases (Tube & Fitting and prefabricated system)
Interpretation of design drawingsAdvanced Training Programme
Not normally an option for the Scaffolding
Designers and Principal Contractor should
Identify opportunities to avoid work at height.
Scaffolding and Falsework Contractors should promote
Innovations to their client that can avoid work at height.
Where it is Not reasonably practicable to avoid work at
Height you should consider:
Preventing all falls from height where there is a risk of injury regardless of height.
Collective protection measures as a priority over personal protection
Use equipment (such as guard-rails) to provide collective fall protection & prevent falls occurring before resorting to personal protection such as work restraint harness and lanyards for example
OF A FALL
Where it is not reasonably practicable to avoid
Or prevent falls; then,
The distance a person can fall and the consequences
(potential injury) must be minimised.
Consider collective protection measures priority over
Collective protection in the form of soft landing systems
(e.g. Air-Bags and safety nets) are not commonly a practical
Solution for scaffolding.
Personal protection systems (safety harness) Must be worn
And attached to a suitable anchor point – in accordance
With this guide – when at risk of falling.