Seven duties your suspended platform inspector must comply with
Construction Regulations 2014 states: A contractor must ensure that the suspended platform supervisor or the suspended platform inspector carries out a daily inspection of all the equipment prior to use.
To do this, the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors explains that you must ensure that a suspended platform inspector establishes whether:
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As you know, keeping records is crucial when it comes to health and safety.
Construction Regulations 2014 also require that you ensure all inspection and performance test records are kept on the construction site at all times. You must make these available to an inspector, the client, the client's agent or any employee upon request.
Remember that the buck stops with you (employer) when it comes to health and safety matters.
In addition to ensuring your suspended platform inspector is aware of his seven duties, make sure that all employees required to work or to be supported on a suspended platform are:
This will help ensure you're in inline with Construction Regulations 2014.