Filling holes on climbing platforms

Working at heights increases the risk to safety for those above and below.

Extra care and attention should be given when operating on scaffolding and climbing platforms. Any practical improvements to these platforms should also be considered to make working at heights easier and safer.

The below example shows how one site achieved this:

  • ‘Flip overs’ have been fitted to the mast climbing access platforms;
  • These are located on the top of the top edge of the inward perimeter guardrail and once the platform is in place they are flipped over to fill the gap between the platform and
    the side of the building hence preventing anything falling particularly small pieces of debris;
  • These are apparently not a standard fixture. The team specifically developed them to enable a demolition operation to be carried out from the platform and there use has been extended to all lift climbers and operations on the project.

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Monitor report. Willmott Dixon Energy Services. Oxfordshire. September 2016

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