Incident alert

LOCATION:
OTHER
ACTIVITY:
ACCESS & EGRESS & WORKING AT HEIGHT
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
03/07/2019 10:28:14
INCIDENT No:
01517

TITLE
Fatal 6 - HiPo: Scaffolder with no Fall Arrest Protection
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
While supervising a team of scaffolders erecting a scaffold, the individual climbed over a walkway handrail onto and along a structural beam with no fall arrest protection (at around 3m height) - the action was a shortcut to complete the task due to a challenge with the job.

- the individual involved was a fully trained advanced scaffolder,

- all permits, risk assessments and method statements in place

- the individual was fully aware that his actions were against training, method statements and not compliant with Work at Height Life Saving Rules and safe working practices
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Investigation Outcomes:
- Individual permanently excluded from company sites

- Scaffolding company to discuss the incident with their teams and review RAMS for future tasks



Actions to consider:
- Ensure contractors are regularly supervised while working on site

- Thoroughly scope out tasks before commencing work to understand potential challenges
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES




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