Revised scaffold safety guidance available to all

THE National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed its recently revised core scaffolding safety guidance – SG4:22: Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations – is now available as a free download to anyone in the industry, regardless of whether they are a member of the NASC or not.

The publication features 60 pages of sector analysis and guidance, as well as figures and illustrations.

Acting NASC MD, Dave Mosley, said the primary objective is to make the scaffolding industry safer.

“Through our safety and technical publications we help set the industry standard – not just for our members, but the entire scaffolding sector,” he added. “By allowing SG4:22 to be downloaded free to all in the industry, NASC is making the industry safer – one scaffold at a time.”

NASC described the key changes in SG4:22 as:

• The removal of obsolete technology

• The inclusion of case studies highlighting accident and enforcement learning

• The embracing of new technology such as drones and 3D modelling

• Updates to reflect changes brought in with TG20:21, including TG20 loading bays

• The inclusion of modular system scaffolding as well as traditional tube and fitting

• Additional safety guidance on working on beams

• Hazards, risks and control measures required when working on fragile roofs

• Improved Safe System of Work (SSOW) for temporary roofs and the prevention of falls

SG4:22 Management Guide is available to download as a PDF from the NASC website.