Temporary access to the workface: a handbook for young professionals (SP121)

This succinct site guide will be of great benefit to young designers, client representatives and students, as well as mature professionals wishing to refresh their knowledge. Providing safe and appropriate access for workers and supervisors is an important part of construction site management. Everyone involved in the specification, installation or checking of temporary access needs to be able to make informed decisions based on many factors, including the nature of the work, economic considerations and health and safety requirements. The guide explains good practice and legislative requirements for three fundamental stages: analysing the problem and selecting the most appropriate form of access; understanding the characteristics of the chosen access method in more detail; checking and maintaining the installed access equipment. Packed full of useful diagrams, tables and checklists, with summaries of good practice and warnings of practices to be avoided, this guide is really easy to use out on site.

Key words: site management.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-422-6

Author: D Lloyd and T Kay

Number of pages: 142 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1995