Designers Knowledge Base
In specifying the use of timber in his design the designer should be aware of, and assess the risks from, the following principal hazards.
Some principal hazards
- health hazards caused by wood dust, wood preservatives, adhesives, resins etc.
- collapse of temporary structures, stored timber, staging etc.
- handling hazards such as off-loading, stacking, erecting timber components and cuts and splinters.
- falls from height during erection sequences of platforms, edge protection, toe boards etc.
- mobile plant and vehicles during delivery, site distribution, craneage etc.
The specification of timber in the construction process requires the designer to consider: