The Work at Height Regulations 2005 applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.
The scaffold must be inspected prior to being used for the first time, following exposure to weather conditions likely to have affected its strength or stability, after substantial addition, dismantling or other alteration and at intervals not exceeding 7 days from the date of last inspection.
The WARSIGN™ system with its unique holder and insert system ensures all are aware of the current status of the structure. A WARSIGN™ should be fitted at all legal access points (normally ladder access) from the first build stage and is to remain on the structure until dismantle thereby communicating a safety message to all.
A holder displaying prohibition is attached permanently to the scaffolding structure at all legal access points.
Structure inspected to ascertain if it passes inspection. If it passes inspection, insert is completed and placed into holder. If the scaffold fails inspection, holder is left in prohibition to display “Do not use Scaffold” symbol.
Scaffold structure then re-inspected and if it passes inspection, status insert is updated and placed into holder.
If a scaffold fails inspection this must be reported by the person carrying out the inspection, to the person responsible for the scaffolding as soon as possible.
A copy of inspection records should be kept on site and a further copy is to be retained for a period of three months from completion of the work by the person on whose behalf the inspection was carried out.
By adopting the WARSIGN™ system, you are demonstrating your duty of care to your workers and that you have done everything reasonably practical to ensure safe access and egress and from the place of work as well as giving them as much information required to work safely.
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WARSIGN™ unique holder and insert systems make the latest status and unique identity of equipment clearly and instantly visible at the point of use which...
This can improve your safety, maintenance and identification processes and performance which directly impacts on productivity and costs.