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Good Practice Guides for Hoists Available for Public Comment

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Members of the Construction Hoist Interest Group (CHIG) are developing a Good Practice Guides for two subjects; the Safe Use of Transport Platforms and the Tying of Construction Hoists and Work Platforms to Supporting Structures, and have now made both draft publications available for public comment.

 

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Transport Platforms

 

Transport platforms in essence are temporarily-installed, guided powered platforms with rack and pinion drive that have an open platform and hold-to-run controls operated by an operator on the platform, used for transporting a limited number of passengers and materials vertically at a limited speed. They serve fixed levels on a building or structure for construction related activities such as renovation and maintenance.

 

The purpose of the publication is to provide best practice guidance for those having responsibilities for the installation and operation of transport platforms. Content within the guidance includes:

 

  • The management of installation, use and dismantling;
  • Selecting a transport platform, site considerations and planning of the installation;
  • The selection and training of personnel;
  • The procedures and considerations for erecting, reconfiguring and dismantling;
  • Using transport platforms
  • Maintenance, inspection and thorough examination requirements.

 

The guidance document further provides a number of example templates including checklists for pre-use and weekly checks and maintenance, and one for a handover (familiarisation) report.

 

The CHIG working group welcome any feedback on their draft document which can be made via a pre-devised comment form below.

 

All comments need to be returned to the author and editor, Tim Watson at tim@timwatsonconsulting.co.uk and the closing date for the public consultation process scheduled for 16 November 2018.

 

The draft document (PDF) can be downloaded here and the comments form (Word) downloaded here  

 

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Tying of Construction Hoists and Work Platfroms for Supporting Structures

 

All construction hoists rely on their bases and ties for stability and applies equally to all types and sizes of hoist - passenger/goods, goods only and transport platforms - from the smallest to the largest. Recent changes to standards for both hoists and the construction fixings used to attach ties to supporting structures have resulted in confusion in the calculation of tie loads, the design of ties and the selection of fixings to attach those ties to structures. The increasing emphasis on the management of temporary works on construction projects requires that the design of hoist bases, ties and their fixings are recorded and subjected to checking.

 

The aim of this document is to provide clear guidance on tie and base design, the selection and installation of fixings, and the presentation of temporary works information in a standard format.

  

The CHIG working group welcome any feedback on their draft document which can be made via a pre-devised comment form below.

 

All comments need to be returned to the author and editor, Tim Watson at tim@timwatsonconsulting.co.uk and the closing date for the public consultation process scheduled for 26 November 2018.

 

The draft document (PDF) can be downloaded here and the comments form (Word) downloaded here

 

 

 

 

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