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Works at Height - The best practices in terms of all daily inspection points

WORKS AT A HEIGHT - Suspended Platforms
 

What are the best practices in terms of all daily inspection points to work safely ?

Our Temporary Suspended Platforms (TSP within the meaning of EN1808) allow to perform high-rise works to façades in the building, industry, elevators and wind power sectors. The lifting of the platforms is possible thanks to hoists installed at both ends of the platforms with cables relied on a suspension system.

Work safely


Outside the regulated security measures, we think it's really necessary to carry out a daily visual inspection of equipment by a trained person!
We recommend that operators to test all the elements that have an effect on platform functional safety, because it helps in  detecting  possible deterioration, due to normal wear and tear or vandalism, liable to constitute a hazard in the workplace. All aspects of the inspection chart, available on the platform (command box), should be observed just before starting work on site. The operator can also consult recommendations re-written in instruction notices.

Test and check the equipment every day !


  1. The riggings

List of checkpoints

We advise you to check :

  • Counter-weights: locking and and exact number
  • Slings: are properly extended / tensioned?
  • Travels stop and screws (suspension rails): are they all present ?
  1. The platforms

List of checkpoints

We advise you to check :

  • Hoists cables - should not be rusty, unearthly, crushed, pinched
  • Fall arrest device - function test
  • Hoists - clamps control
  • Hoists covers - are they positioned correctly ?
  • Electrical outlets - locking
  • Cables - make sure they are not crushed
  • Technical characteristics indicated on the label FIXATOR - are they still legible ?
  • Emergency stop - do they work properly ?
  • Counter-weights on the safety cables, spindlespins, and screws - are they present?

The estimated time for the platform checkpoints is  about 5 min!

In case of malfunctioning 

  • Prevent the use of the platform  by removing the power supply;
  • Inform your supervisor;
  • Record the incident in the maintenance specifications.

 

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