Inspection of Scaffolding Boards briefing

28 May 2014

Scaffolding boards


Inspection of Scaffolding Boards

What makes a good one?

 National Association of Scaffolding & Access Contractors  Construction Industry Federation  Health & Safety Authority

CIF/ NASAC / HSA – Breakfast Briefing
Thursday 19th June 2014


Scaffolding boards are becoming an increasing area of health and safety concern within the construction sector. To date in 2014, three safety alerts have been issued to the Irish construction industry warning about dangerous / unsafe scaffolding boards. Separately, a number of CIF members have reported incidences where boards have collapsed under the weight of workers.

The HSA are asking users what precautions they have taken in the light of these alerts. The cause of this concern relates to boards that have been poorly stored or damaged and are still in use – supposedly providing a safe platform to work from.

In response to this concern, the CIF along with the National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors (NASAC) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will run an information session on how to inspect boards for integrity and what are the key signs to be aware of that indicate rot or reduced capacity.

To book your place just follow the details below.

This is a free CIF event open to all CIF members. However, like all CIF briefings, it will only proceed if sufficient numbers register to attend in advance.

Please note a certificate of attendance will be issued to all those who register in advance and attend the briefing.

If you would like to register please email [email protected]

Venue – Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6.
Date – 19 June 2014

Times (approximate) –
8:00am ? 8:30am Registration and Networking

8:30am ? 9:00am Briefing by Michael McDonagh, Senior Inspector (Construction) HSA & Simon Purcell, Director, Purcell Scaffolding Ltd

9:00am – 9:30am Q&A

Reserve a place
To reserve a place please email [email protected]

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