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    NEW GUIDANCE ON SAFER SCAFFOLDING PUBLISHED

    HSE endorses NASC revised standard for scaffolding providers

    A revised edition the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) guidance for assembly, modification and dismantling of scaffolding has been published. SG4:10 – Preventing Falls in Scaffolding is designed for both scaffolding contractors and their clients.

    The 72 page guide is priced at £25.00 (to non NASC members) and is available via the NASC website. A User Guide to accompany SG4:10 will also shortly be available. SG4 is revised and updated every 5 years in consultation with the HSE. The latest version:

    • gives more emphasis on the creation of a ‘Safe Zone’ by scaffolders covering a variety of safe collective protection methods; and
    • removes the practice of the ‘unprotected traversing element’ from the tunnelling principle.

    The NASC has provided a useful free online video explaining the key requirements of SG10.

    Revision represents step change

    Since the introduction of the revised SG4 in 2005, the NASC members’ accident statistics show that no fatalities have been reported by their members and there has been a significant reduction in the number of falls recorded from a scaffold structure or working platform.

    Philip White the HSE Head of Construction states,

    “This [SG4:10] revision represents a step change in the way scaffold contractors erect their scaffold structures. The guidance is straightforward and comprehensive and represents best practice within the industry.

    HSE will no longer accept the unprotected traversing element of the tunnelling principle that featured in the previous version of SG4”

    The initial impact of these new measures will be significant for those who have not embraced the systems of work promoted previously in SG4:05 and SG4:05 – Appendix A. NASC state non-compliance with the current guidance is evident in any town or city by the tell-tale signs scaffolders leave behind e.g. absence of scaffolder’s guardrail.

    Comment

    There are now a number of advanced guardrail systems available including: Turner Access; Harsco; Combisafe; Layer; MP Alicat and ScaffSol

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      […] scaffolding industry has produced guidance on the safe working methods to follow and this case sadly reflects the harsh reality of not doing […]