Scaffolding Serious Hazard
7 November 2012
After recently reading about a scaffolder that has, very sadly, lost part of brain in fall from a scaffold we thought we would remind our readers about the serious hazards regarding scaffolding.
The HSE has an FAQ about scaffolding on their web site and there are guidelines available that you can follow. Although it is too late for this unfortunate man we need to understand the seriousness of allowing untrained staff access to such dangerous structures. If not competent the worker should be supervised by a competent person and the design and inspection of the scaffolding is key. Additionally consideration of working at height, precautions and appropriate Method Statements are key elements of working safely.