During Use: Fall Protection |
SWP 5. Implement Precautions
for Materials Handling
Operations in close proximity to
the marine hanging staging, such as those involving lifting equipment
and suspended loads, can cause uplift, horizontal movement
of the stage, or displacement of critical scaffold
Considerations for Materials Handling
- Always attach chain falls and pull lifts to anchorages
that are separate from those supporting
the scaffold [29
CFR Part 1915.114(d)].
- Loads in suspension or being brought
under tension (other than scaffold components
during assembly or disassembly) should
never be in contact with the staging.
- As in any lifting operation, the Qualified
Person is expected to meet with all
persons involved or who may be potentially
exposed to hazards posed by the lift.
He or she will determine who has overall
responsibility for the lift, who will
give signals, and where persons will
Storing Materials and Other Improper
||Because marine hanging staging is
designed only as a temporary elevated support for workers
and their tools, using the staging for storage of materials
or as an attachment point for lifting and tensioning
devices such as chain falls, come-alongs, and spreaders is
considered an unsafe work practice.