|Given the unique configuration of
each vessel, employers will need to carefully plan
the manner in which the marine hanging staging will
be erected and used. After a physical inspection of
the areas to be staged, the Qualified Person responsible
for the staging installation should prepare a job hazard
An effective JHA will consider and
address safety factors and conditions such as the reliability
of overhead structural supports, the sizing and spacing
of platform assemblies, the sequence of work to be
performed, and fall protection strategies during installation,
disassembly, and use.
job hazard analysis will provide a consistent
set of safe work practices for all workers and
contractors who will use the marine hanging staging.
The JHA will also inform and guide the crews
who will erect and dismantle the staging and
those who use it.
Physical inspection precedes job hazard analysis.
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