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Protection of bystanders in the area of work on scaffolding

ntelka ntelka Tuesday, 10/05/2022

This applies not only to people working on the scaffolding, but also to bystanders who are in the vicinity of the construction, renovation or maintenance site. It is the responsibility of the project manager and site manager to ensure the safety of his team and everyone around him. It is up to his decision how big the risk of an accident is to a large extent.


  • Take care of employees


This is the basis of work performed at height. In each company, employees must be provided with appropriate working conditions, which will mean for them “safe performance of their duties” to the greatest possible extent. There are of course occupations less and also more exposed to a possible risk of an accident. However, we always try to minimize them. This is also the case with work at height. Before the scaffolding is released for use, it must be very carefully checked. A commission acceptance of the structure from the contractor by the user is performed. It must have complete protection and all other elements ensuring the stability of the structure. Anyone who works on scaffolding should be trained and appropriately qualified. It happens that due to the specificity of work, we cannot provide employees with collective security. Then each of them must be secured with personal protective equipment.

Designate the danger zone

Scaffolding connection is in the set of the set at work and subsequent structures. They are on the point that are away from heavy touring in the streets and sidewalks. This means that they can be in the immediate vicinity of the structure to any and all others, such as cars or bicycles. This is a dangerous zone. ID’s of tools and building materials can drop from a great height. The construction area must therefore be fenced and progressing . We place boards boards boards> 2.5 m from the ground . The inscriptions on them are visible from a distance every 10 months . Sometimes it is necessary to install a balustrade with a handrail, a handrail that was installed at a height of 1.1 m, or to build a fence with a height of every 1.5 m . Sometimes the construction site marking is an introduction, fluorescent tape.



  • Public safety




Designation of the construction site and it’s fencing are not always sufficient. People are often curious about what is happening in the designated area and how the work is progressing. They get dangerously close and also gather in larger groups. To increase the safety of bystanders, sometimes one person is appointed to control the surroundings. It organizes traffic around the construction site, informs about the possible need to move away from or away from the railing. Entrance to the construction site must also be supervised. If it is not well guarded, there may be a situation where an outsider is in the workplace in a few moments – an untrained person, without the required qualifications and without working clothes with protective elements. Additional elements securing the construction site are also often used. This applies to nets and protective canopies. They prevent heavy construction materials, tools and equipment from falling onto the ground.

People’s safety is paramount, no matter what work they are doing or where they are located. Therefore, all safety and security rules should be applied to employees working at height, as well as to outsiders in the vicinity of the work site!

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