At a packed AGM in Leeds the NASC last night launched eagerly awaited SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ guidance.
As previously mentioned, many of the principles of SG4 remain unchanged in this update, however SG4:15 provides more guidance on systems of work and available equipment to help comply. SG4:15 also contains several new areas of guidance that have been included to reflect the availability of new innovations and changes to recognised ‘good practice’
The new additions include guidance on:
- Chimney scaffolds
- Bridging with beams
- Floor height lifts
- Cantilever scaffolds
- New PFPE (Personal Fall Protection Equipment)
- Loading bay gate installation
Breaking from convention the NASC have made available the new guidance as a FREE download.