Hazard Related Topics
Temporary Support includes:
- Any part of the new structure requiring any intermediate support at ground level.
- The nature of the support required.
- The extent of working space required to permit structural support in parallel with other operations.
- The safety zones required around the intermediate support.
The steps to be considered:
- Identify what needs to be supported temporarily.
- Design the appropriate support. Ensure it accommodates all of the work to be done before the permanent structure is in place.
- A written method statement should be prepared which covers each stage of the process and considers the health and safety implications. It should include the dismantling of the support.
- The contents of the method statement should be communicated to all concerned with the process.
- It should be ensured that any changes are carried out only after consultation with the designer of the original support.
- Build the necessary support and ensure that it is inspected at least daily by a competent person.
- All sub-contractors should be instructed in the method statement.