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1 Issue Status: Page 1 of 5 Risk Assessment - Scaffolding ESG RA SAMPLE Task/Activity: Scaffolding Operations Erect and Dismantle Hazard Hazardous Effect Severity x Probability = Risk Control Measure Falls from height Fatality, Major Injuries High High High All Operatives to be issued with Fall arrest equipment. Line-management to ensure compliance with NASC Guidance Note SG4:05 and Appendix A All operatives to receive training in the use of fall arrest equipment inline with SG4.05 and Appendix A, Preventing falls in scaffolding and falsework Line-management to monitor operations to ensure compliance, as required by the method statement. Imposed supervision will be in place throughout the job to ensure scaffolders clip on at all times to prevent anyone falling into the substation area. Rescue procedure in place will be in line with scaffolds founded on the ground as shown in SG4.05 and SG19 Operatives will be closely supervised throughout the task with regards to clipping on. Falls of materials Impact injuries Med High High Post warning signs and work within the Fatality, major injuries sealed off area. Damage to equipment, property All raising and lowering of materials to be carried out in a controlled manner i.e. Hand to hand, by light-line and fitting bags. Adequate number of operatives to Residual Risk

2 Issue Status: Page 2 of 5 manhandle material. Never throw materials or allow them to drop (Bombing). Materials to be stored in a safe and secure manner, to prevent them accidentally falling or being knocked off the working platform when at height. Long tube to be stored horizontally and only positioned upright immediately before use. When positioned up right always rest into a corner to help prevent falling. Only the material being used to be out on the scaffold until boarded areas are erected to store. Correct hitches for rope lifting used and tube only raised or lowered in 1 s or 3 s. Handling Materials by hand and mechanical aids Placement of Scaffold Wagons Manual Handling Injuries Med Med Med Kinetic handling training for all scaffolding operatives. Operatives to use the correct manual handling techniques. PPE Use suitable hand & head protection and safety footwear. All material to be cleared or secured at tea breaks and dinner breaks and end of shift. Warning signs to be erected and placed at floor locations and stairways to make people aware lifting operations are ongoing. Demarcation signs to be used communicate to other workers where incomplete scaffolds are. Fatality, Major injury, or damage High Med High All wagons to be loaded and unloaded to property are to be placed into the designated unloading area fenced area. All wagons should have an operative to reverse them in and out of the designated area. Driver to be made aware prior to driving

3 Issue Status: Page 3 of 5 Slips, trips & falls at the same level. into designated area where material is to be placed and where the scaffold is erected. Driver to observe site speed limit at all times. Cuts, bruises, sprains and strains. High Med. High Maintain high standards of housekeeping. Line-management to monitor housekeeping standards. Keep access and egress routes clear and segregate the work area from others and vehicles in access areas. PPE - Use suitable safety footwear. failure, due to incorrect erection, alteration or dismantle. failure, due to component failure failure, due to overloading of the structure High Med Scaffolding operatives to be trained through the CISRS, to the appropriate level for the task. Supervisors to ensure that the work is allocated to competent scaffolders. Line-management to ensure adequate levels of imposed supervision and monitoring. Scaffolds constructed to the relevant Standard TG20:08 and the Work at Height Regulations Pre-start briefing to be given to all operatives before starting work, covering the safe system of work and any specific control measures. Ensure adequate ground support for the ground conditions to support and spread the loads High Med High All components to comply with the relevant British and European standards. All materials to be subject to a thorough inspection when returned to the yard and general visual inspection before use by the scaffolding operatives. High Med Agree specification of scaffolding with client before dismantling. During dismantle do not overload

4 Issue Status: Page 4 of 5 Adverse weather conditions. High winds, extreme temperature, snow, hail, frost and heavy rain. Work in areas that may affect other workers and the general public. Scaffolds in or adjacent to traffic routes or the highway. Christmas Decorations and Electricity. Falls from height/ Falls of materials. Collision, slips, trips and falls resulting varying degrees of injuries Collision with scaffolds or operatives. Fatality, Major injury, Property Damage platforms with material. Only store minimum amounts at height. Install and remove ties and braces progressively. High Med. Do not work at height in adverse weather conditions. Wear appropriate clothing including weather protection clothing. Supervisor to check weather conditions each day prior to work commencing. High Med. All other personnel onsite to be made aware of the scaffold erect and dismantle by a recorded toolbox talk undertaken by the Contracts manager. Signs and barriers must be in place to notify other site operatives of scaffold dismantle. Only have the material you are using in the area until storage areas are erected. High High High Consult client or local authority and agree controls.- Segregate loading/unloading area. High High High Scaffolders to be toolbox talked on the locations of the decorations. Scaffolders to check with local authority the voltage and if any arcing can occur Scaffolders to install ties away from decorations and report any damage if this occurs. Scaffolders may need to undersling ledgers where decorations are fitted. Boards to be butted and plywood installed where they fall in line with the lift. Scaffolders to be aware of decorations when raising and lowering material. Scaffolders to understand where electrical points are and not to install butting tube in this area.

5 Issue Status: Page 5 of 5 Assessors Name: Keith Draper Date: Revision Date: Overall Risk = I have read and understand this risk assessment. Name Signature Date Comments

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