Scaffolding is a temporary, field-erected structure used for working aloft. Because it is temporary and field erected, it is subject to wear and abuse, improper assembly, and unauthorised changes.
A construction worker falling off a scaffold can have catastrophic consequences and often a fall like that result in his or her death. For those who survive scaffold falls, they often end up crippled for the remainder of their life.
These tragedies are sometimes caused by faulty design or poor construction. But in most cases the basic cause is poor maintenance or improper use, something that you can correct.
From a legal point of view scaffold comes under the work at height regulation Work at Height Regulations 2005. However, there is a range of different bodies who regulate the safety requirements such as HSE (Health and Safety Executive), NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation), PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) and CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme).
Our scaffolding toolbox talk helps employers keep their employees safe and reduce incidents related to use of scaffolding within your workplace.
Items Covered in the Scaffolding Toolbox Talk
Our scaffolding toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Provides an overview of what scaffolding is.
- The Dangers: This section covers the health & safety risks associated with the use of scaffolding.
- Scaffold Inspection: Describe when and how inspections are needed for scaffolds from a legal point of view.
- Control Measures: Outline controls that can be used to eliminate and/or reduce hazards related to use of scaffolding in the workplace.
- The Law: List regulations that employers are obligated to comply with in regards to use of scaffold.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Includes a few questions to assess attendees understanding of the scaffolding toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Scaffolding Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.