Interesting bit on House-keeping in that document:
Regulations for safe housekeeping require:
- Daily jobsite cleanup program
- Disposal of rubbish
- Individual cleanup duties for all workers
- Materials piled, stacked, or otherwise stored to prevent tipping and collapsing
- Materials stored away from overhead powerlines
- Work and travel areas kept tidy, well-lit, and ventilated.
- Signs posted to warn workers of hazardous areas.
- Gather up and remove debris as often as required to keep work and travel areas orderly.
- Keep equipment and the areas around equipment clear of scrap and waste.
- Keep stairways, passageways, and gangways free of material, supplies, and obstructions at all times.
- Secure loose or light materials stored on roof or on open floors to prevent them being blown by the wind.
- Pick up, store, or dispose of tools, material, or debris which may cause tripping or other hazards.
- Before handling used lumber, remove or bend over protruding nails and chip away hardened concrete.
- Wear eye protection when there is any risk of eye injury.
- Do not permit rubbish to fall freely from any level of the project. Lower it by means of a chute or other approved devices.
- Do not throw materials or tools from one level to another.
Secure loose or light materials stored on roof or on open floors to prevent them being blown by the wind.
One day when the new 2 storey cinema was being built in town here, I was there hooking some things up and I was heading outside to get some heatshrink tubing.
A guy behind me called out to me to have a chat about a couple of circuits when all of a sudden a 8 x 2 plank fell just outside the doorway.
Apparently the builders on the roof were using it to hold down a sheet of alkathene and the wind had caught the sheet.
I had no problems shouting that guy a beer.
Even though I was wearing a hard-hat at the time, I don't think it would have helped.
Lot of wieght in a 12 ft plank.
[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 05-26-2006).]