Work at Height - Highways Safety Hub Campaign Resources

Work at Height - Highways Safety Hub Campaign Resources

Work at Height Selecting Suitable Equipment Selecting suitable equipment 2 One of the key requirements will be the selection of suitable work equipment for work at height, which is part of the proper organisation required of this type of work SGB needs to be able to provide reliable advice based on an understanding of our products and applications to ensure that we give the correct advice on safe options.

Traditional scaffolding 3 Suitable applications Aircraft hanger construction Apartment refurb. exterior Atrium Access Building Faade Chimney Maintenance Churches: high level access Concrete Frame New Stairwells

Concrete Frame : Edge Protection Cladding: Curtain walling Traditional scaffolding 4 Suitable applications (cont.) Housing : Brick/ block work Cladding: Industrial Faade Industrial Plant pipe work Line Crossings

Steel Frame New Construction System Scaffolding 5 Suitable applications Aircraft hanger construction Aircraft maintenance Apartment refurb. exterior Atrium Access Bricklaying Building Faade

Chimney Maintenance Churches: high level access Cinemas: Tiered Seating System Scaffolding 6 Suitable applications Cladding: Curtain walling Gas flue installation Housing : Brick/ block work Cladding: Industrial Faade

Industrial Plant pipe work All Scaffolding 7 Less suitable applications for scaffolding Small fit-out projects: electrical, H&V Installing netting Industrial roofing Shop fitting Small scale mobile access Light floor loadings

Edge protection long spans Staircases 8 Suitable applications Aircraft hanger construction Aircraft maintenance Apartment refurb exterior Atrium Access Building Faade Churches: high level access

Cladding : Industrial roof Cladding: Industrial Faade Falsework Erection Staircases 9 Suitable applications (cont,) Flat Roof access Industrial Plant pipework Steel Frame New Const Less suitable applications

Short term, low rise Mobile Towers 10 Suitable Applications Agricultural barns maintenance Aircraft maintenance Fire Alarm installations Gas flue installation Hospital: replacing light fittings Rail : train access

Rail: Under bridge Inspection Shop counters Sign Installation Soffit Electrical & Lighting Mobile Towers 11 Suitable Applications (cont.) Staircase access Suspended Ceilings Vehicle maintenance

Warehouse stock access Mobile Towers 12 BOSS adaptations to form aluminium structures Suitable applications Aircraft maintenance Cinemas: Tiered Seating Gantry (Events) Cladding: Industrial Faade Soffit Electrical & Lighting

Suspended Ceilings Swimming pools Theatres: stages Mobile Towers 13 GRP Towers - suitable applications Petrochemical Fire Alarm installations Gas flue installation Hospital: replacing light fittings

Rail: Under bridge Inspection Shopfitting Sign Installation Soffit Electrical & Lighting Food Processing Mobile Towers 14 Less suitable applications Bricklaying Edge Protection

Roofing Facades Long-term projects Windy exposed areas Low Level Towers 15 Suitable applications Fire Alarm installations Hospital: replacing light fittings Refurbishment

Shop fitting Soffit electrical and Lighting Suspended ceilings Vehicle access & maintenance Heating and ventilating Low Level Platforms 16 Suitable applications Fire Alarm installations Hospital: replacing light fittings

Shop fitting Soffit Electrical & Lighting Drilling & Fixing Painting Low Level Towers & Platforms 17 Less suitable applications Housing: snagging/bricklaying Facades Bulky/heavy materials handling

Civil engineering High-level applications Edge Protection 18 Extraguard and Roofguard suitable applications Concrete Frame New Stairwells Concrete Frame : Edge Protection Roof m-storey inspection Falsework Erection Flat Roof Inspection

Flat Roof new roof-laying Steel Frame New Const Cladding : Industrial roof Edge Protection 19 Extraguard and Roofguard less suitable applications Traditional Housing Frequent movement of materials Scissor Lift

20 Suitable applications Advertising Hoardings Aircraft hanger construction Aircraft maintenance Cladding: Industrial Faade Netting Installation Sign Installation M&E fit-out Suspended Ceilings

Telescopic Booms 21 Suitable applications Advertising Hoardings Aircraft maintenance Atrium Access Churches: high level access Ship yard maintenance Petro-chem Netting Installation Sign Installation

Window Cleaning Mast Climbing Work Platforms 22 Powered Access - Scissor Lifts Apartment refurb exterior Building Faade Cladding: Curtain walling Window Replacement Cladding: Industrial Faade

All powered access 23 Less suitable applications Unmade or very sloping ground Scissors: heights over 20m Telescopic booms: bulky or heavy materials handling Long term one position ( excluding mast climbers) Steps 24

Suitable applications Fire Alarm installations Hospital: replacing light fittings Housing; external snagging Shop fitting Sign Installation M&E fit out Theatres: stages Window Cleaning Painting Ladders

25 Suitable applications Advertising Hoardings Telecoms Excavations Fire Alarm installations Shopfitting Small Sign Installation Vehicle access Window Cleaning Painting

Steps and ladders 26 Less suitable applications Where safer alternatives are feasible Over 6.0m working height or 10 tread Horizontal access requirements Basic tools and heavy work Soft or sloping ground Percussion Tools Where not possible to secure ladders

Over 30 mins Steel Trestles 27 Suitable applications Bricklaying - Garage small extensions Less suitable applications Long runs, over 1m height Painters trestles

28 Suitable applications Shopfitting Painting Vehicle Body Manufacture Non suitable applications over 1m height, longer term projects where mobile towers could be practicable Stagings and Spandecks

29 Suitable applications Aircraft maintenance Building Faade Chimney Maintce Fire Alarm installations Gantry (Events) Cladding : Industrial roof Rail : train access Shopfitting Suspended Ceilings

Theatres: stages Painting Rope Access 30 Suitable applications Atrium Access Chimney Maintenance Offshore Bridge Inspection Shipyard Maintenance

Window Cleaning Painting Rope Access 31 Non suitable applications brickwork or similar heavy duty tasks with materials Long duration work where there are safer alternatives Soft Landing System

32 Suitable applications Housing: Roof Trusses Internal Cladding : Industrial roof Less suitable applications Over 2m height of fall ( poly bags only) Where there are obstructions Air Bags: need for regular supervision Running Lines 33

Suitable applications Atrium Access Roof multi-storey inspection Commercial or industrial roof inspection Bridge Inspection Courtesy of Safesite Less suitable applications: Inadequate anchoring surfaces Where Guardrails are practicable and can offer

collective protection PPE / Harness - fall restraint or fall arrest 34 Suitable applications Steel erecting Scaffolds Roof m-storey inspection Flat Roof Inspection Netting Installation

Vehicle maintenance Window Cleaning Non suitable applications where collective protection is achievable. Netting 35 Suitable applications Atrium Access Churches: high level access Cladding : Industrial roof

Line Crossings Steel Frame New Const Sports stadia Road Bridge Inspection Non suitable applications Any structures where there are obstructions e.g. roof support structures Mobile Anchors 36 Suitable applications

Concrete Frame : Edge Protection Flat Roof Inspection Edge protection installation Roofguard Extraguard Roof multi-storey inspection Non suitable applications Surfaces with ice, oil, poor friction Numerous workers Narrow roofs (no.2m space) Work at Height

Selecting Suitable Equipment

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