What the law requires
The Management of Safety at Work Regulations 1999, requires employers to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health and safety of their employees whilst at work. To achieve this the requirements of The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 must be followed.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 requires employers to avoid manual handling operations and where they cannot be avoided to make an assessment of the risk of injury to establish control measures to reduce that risk as low as reasonably practicable, these regulations apply to all scaffolding works and scaffolding yard operations.
Manual handling is an essential routine activity performed by scaffolder’s associated with all scaffolding activities which require scaffolders to adopt special handling techniques enabling them to carryout works in a safely.
CISRS trained scaffolders and other operatives who are required to carry out manual handling operations will require guidance and training in the correct handling techniques, these skills are current taught as part of the current Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS).
Safety and Access Ltd offer a full range of CISRS Training for scaffolders from Trainee/scaffold labourer to Advanced to ensuring operatives received essential guidance and training. (More courses are listed on our website www.safetyaccess.co.uk).
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