Working at Height Precautions

Following a six month data review, it was identified through trends that additional measures needed to be taken to address materials falling. The project created a bespoke material falling prevention strategy in response to the issue.

All leading edge handrails across the project composed of brick guards, scafftag, debris netting, warning signage and marked sprayed floor for no storage within 1m of the handrail.

Any works within the 1m zone require a task change briefing, an exclusion zone permit and tool tethering. The project’s exclusion zone permit was established for high risk working at height activities where there remains a risk of materials falling.

A project ‘Working at Height Foreman’ issues a permit on the basis that the exclusion zone has been implemented effectively.

In conjunction with the strategy all operatives received risk perception training involving active involvement and demonstrations.

A working at height forum was created who meet weekly to inspect current activities and proactively plan for future works at height.

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