Installation and disassembly of marine
hanging staging poses serious potential fall hazards to workers.
The following general precautions should be taken for
controlling fall hazards and ensuring that the work
can be performed safely.
Minimize Amount of Work Performed
OSHA recommends that the employer
reduce the potential for falls during installation
and disassembly by keeping work performed at heights
to a minimum. One way to minimize this work is to assemble
as many staging components as possible at ground level.
For example, attaching wire rope clips and backing rods for the support of struts at predetermined lengths on suspension cable assemblies and tightening them can be performed
at ground level.
Assemble at ground level if possible.
Photo courtesy of VSRA.