WAPE: Working at Perimeter Edge

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During the planning stage of the Broadway project, a number of risk review workshops were undertaken to focus on what will be the main risks during construction and what we can do to improve safety as a team. As work at height was the main risk, the team decided put together a project specific document designed to help everyone working on the project to understand how to keep their workplace safe from the risk of falls and falling objects. The training includes a PowerPoint presentation on the following:

  • Mindset and purpose
  • Associated hazards, risks and key controls
  • Work Areas/ operations requiring WAPE
  • The Broadway minimum standards and good practice, site procedures

All persons who were required to undertake work at height near a leading edge attended a training session and were issued with a sticker for their hard hat (which is recorded on a register) before they can undertake any work on site.

All works carried out near the building perimeter edge or other exposed areas (WAPE) MUST have undertaken the following:

  • Elimination/ mitigation of the WAPE works where possible, ensuring appropriate coordination has taken place and signage is displayed
  • Planning of the WAPE works, including the allocation of trained and competent personnel who follow HSE guidance and good industry practice
  • RAMS, lift plans (detailed, specific risk assessments/ lift plans with clear methodology)

Multiplex managers who have been trained to carry out the WAPE training are on a rota. This ensures that all persons are trained to the same standard. Supervisors responsible for an area inspection and fill in a WAPE checklist before any work is undertaken. This ensures that all controls are in place before allowing people to carry out risky work.

Downloads

W.A.P.E Ev6- W.A.P.E Checklist Click here to Download


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