Safe ‘no scaffold’ loading system

There is always an opportunity to continuously improve site safety.

Whilst new working methods can be found to increase productivity, they may also improve safety levels.

It is therefore very useful to remain aware of methods which could reduce risk and promote innovative techniques.

One site implemented a safe loading system:

  • Whilst the ‘no scaffold’ construction has its own benefits, its use on this site meant a safe loading system had to be developed to load materials into the building, through the walls on different floor levels;
  • Loading bays were constructed to allow the length-ways loading of pallets through the walls;
  • Bays were fitted with a timber structure to prevent operatives from coming into contact with materials being loaded through the aperture;
  •  A semi-fixed barrier was included to prevent anyone or anything falling through the aperture once the load had been placed in the bay;
  • The system proved very effective and the company is hoping to develop this further to use on other similar projects.

Click the resource below for a diagram of the technology.

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Monitor report. Robertson Construction Scotland Northern. Highlands. March 2016


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