Revealed: Five additional requirements for suspended platforms
In this article, we gave you four requirements for suspended platforms as stipulated by the new Construction Regulations 2014. Now, we're going to give you five more requirements you must comply with.
#1: According to the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors, Construction Regulations 2014 require you to ensure parts of the building or structure on which the outriggers of a suspended platform are supported, are checked by means of calculations.
This will help ensure the required safety factor is adhered to without risk of damage to the building or structure.
#2: You're required to ensure that the suspension wire rope and the safety wire rope are separately connected to the outrigger;
#3: You must provide each person on a suspended platform with a body harness as a fall prevention device. This protection gear must be attached to the suspended platform at all times.
Do your employees know about the different fire equipment?
If a fire breaks out in your building, would your employees know what to do or how to use the fire extinguisher?
#4: Construction Regulations 2014 state that a contractor must ensure that a suspended platform is:
#5: You must ensure that a suspended platform is fitted with a sign that shows the following things:
Now that you know all the requirements for suspended platforms, make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014.