• Principle contractor site Manager

  • AGL Project Manager for this site

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Safe Working at Height

  • Safe Working at Height
    Overview The talk covers: before working on roofs, hazards and safe working at height.
    Before working at height
    1 Before any work or access onto a roof, fragile materials should be identified and precautions decided.
    2 Roof-edge barriers (or scaffolds) must be erected to prevent people and materials falling.
    3 Access ladders must extend at least 1 metre above the stepping-off point and must be secured.
    4 Where access ladders rise above 9 meters, a safe intermediate platform must be provided.
    5 Ladders must be rested at the correct angle (1unit out for 4 units up).
    Hazards of working at height
    1 Where there is a likely hood of falling from height, guard-rails and toe-boards must be erected.
    2 Hazards resulting from adverse weather conditions must be anticipated and suitable precautions taken.
    3 LPG cylinders should be located at least 4 meters away from the heat source. Spare bottles area to be kept to a minimum.
    4 Don’t allow rubbish to accumulate as this is liable to cause accidents. Use a chute or lower materials properly.
    5 Wet, wind or icy weather can seriously affect safety.
    Safe working on roofs
    1 Only competent operatives may be used for roofing works.
    2 Crawling boards or ladders must be provided and used where the roof is liable to collapse under a person’s weight or the roof is sloping with a pitch over 10 degrees.
    3 Where work is of short duration and the provision of guard-rails and toe-boards is impracticable, safety harnesses must be used with suitable anchorage points provided.
    4 If using bitumen, boilers, they require a drip tray.
    5 Openings must be covered or guarded: if removed for the passage of workers or materials, replace it immediately.
     Note to supervisor: Now inform your workforce of the company policy regarding working at height.

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Toolbox talk attendee register

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