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‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

The Manchester Evening News has reported that scaffolder, Terrance Murray, photographed working 60ft up on a scaffold could face a jail term after he admitted an offence in Manchester on 30 June 2017.

Mr Murray was wearing a fall arrest harness but the harness was not connected to a safe anchor point to arrest a fall. A retired health and safety inspector took a picture of Mr Murray whilst he was on the scaffold.

The incident occurred whilst he was erected scaffolding at the rear of the Grade II-listed Sunlight House on Quay Street, Manchester as part of work to renovate the windows.

The photo shows him looking directly into the offices of the Crown Prosecution Service, which occupies some of the building. His apprentice can be seen working further down the scaffolding.

Guidance for scaffolding safety

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) health & safety and technical guidance titles are all now available to download free of charge from the NASC website.

Detailed advice on scaffold erection and dismantling is contained SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations which has been freely available to download from the NASC website ever since publication in 2015. See extract on the right below.

 

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