A new publication issued by Harsco Infrastructure has been designed to help construction industry professionals re-appraise their safety procedures for operations which involve working at height. Intended for use by client and
contractor staff at all levels, the new Harsco Infrastructure Guide to Working at Height is set to become an invaluable source of relevant information and best-practice guidance.
The new 34-page document is believed to be the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative of its kind and draws on Harsco Infrastructure’s experience as a world-leading supplier of access, formwork, shoring and maintenance services and products to the construction and industrial markets. Its contents have been designed to help the reader understand the many implications of working at height, adopt best practice procedures, select the most appropriate equipment and access and offer guidance on its safe use.
Harsco’s Health and Safety SHEQ Director, Tony Horsfall said:
“Today more than ever, markets are converging rapidly to create an increasingly universal standard of safety, Our aim in creating the new guide has been to help people understand the many issues which surround working at height – a common, everyday situation which can have dramatic consequences unless it’s managed properly.”
Included in the new publication is information on the selection of different types of access, collective fall and personal protective equipment, plus references to examples of site equipment and operator-related hazards. This is complemented by principal design standards for different types of access equipment, and explanations of the variations in safety requirements that exist between different European markets.