U.S. Department of Labor
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Falls: Problems and Solutions
Service lines, hoses and leads on deck that cross over walkways present potential tripping hazards.
Missing plates or grating may cause injury to shipfitters, particularly if they are carrying equipment, tools, or other material that prevents them from seeing the hazard.
Neatly arranging the lines, hoses and leads, and using ramps as crossovers, will help eliminate tripping hazards and lessen the possibility of damage to service lines.
Using brackets made of pipe, often referred to as "trees," is another method for keeping lines, hoses and leads off the deck. Below decks, hangers may be used to keep passageways free of trip and fall hazards.
Replacing grating when leaving the work area or covering deck openings with temporary covers (as shown here) are good methods for preventing injury.