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Safe system of work for work at height in construction scaffolding.

A safe system of work for work at height in construction scaffolding would include the following steps:


Planning: A thorough risk assessment should be conducted to identify any potential hazards associated with working at height on scaffolding. A plan for the work should be developed and reviewed by a competent person.


Equipment Inspection: Scaffolding equipment should be inspected and tested prior to use to ensure that it is in a safe condition. All equipment must be tagged and certified as safe to use.


Training: All workers who will be working on the scaffolding should be trained on the safe use of the equipment, including proper assembly and disassembly, and how to safely move around the scaffolding.


Supervision: A competent person should supervise all work on the scaffolding to ensure that proper safety procedures are being followed.


Personal Protective Equipment: Workers should be provided with and required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, safety harnesses, and fall arrest systems.


Housekeeping: The scaffolding area should be kept clean and clear of debris and other potential hazards to prevent slips, trips and falls.


Emergency procedures: Emergency procedures should be in place in case of an accident. Workers should be trained on emergency procedures and emergency contact information should be readily available on site.


Regular Inspections: Scaffolding should be inspected by a competent person at regular intervals to ensure that it remains in a safe condition throughout the work.


Scaffold User responsibility: scaffold users should be aware of their responsibility, in terms of safety, and should know how to safely access and use the scaffold.


Demolition: Scaffold should be dismantled in a safe and proper way as per scaffold standards, and inspected again before it is removed from the site.


It's important to note that this is not an exhaustive list and other steps or procedures may be required based on the specific conditions of the site and the nature of the work being performed.

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