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SCAFFOLDING AND WORKING AT HEIGHT

SCAFFOLDING

There are many different types of scaffolding in use today.

All scaffolds have the same basic rules:-

·         Check that the platform is fully boarded out.

·         Check that all necessary guard-rails are fitted.

·         Check that all toe boards are fitted and in position.

·         Check that all brick guards are in place.

·         Check that the ladder provides suitable access and is tied to the scaffold.

·         Check the scaffold has been erected on a sound base and that base plates and sole boards have been used.

·         Never use a scaffold if you think it is unsafe.  Check with your supervisor.

·         If you find that a scaffold is unsafe report the faults to your supervisor so he can have them put right.

·         Do not overload platforms with materials and keep platforms clear of debris.

·         Alterations to scaffolds must only be carried out by persons who are competent to do so.

·         At the end of the day remove access ladders or board them out to prevent children from playing on them. (this is in addition to site fencing)
  



REMEMBER - SCAFFOLDS PROVIDE YOU WITH A SAFE WORKING PLATFORM.  DO NOT ABUSE THEM

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