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Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - safety with steelwork

This briefing addresses the key risks associated with steelworking and the control measures necessary to manage them.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safety with Steelwork is to remind well-trained workers of the hazards of steelworking and the precautions they are expected to apply.

Reasons for concern

There are a range of hazards arising from working on steel structures, including crane operations, work at height and welding and cutting.

Control measures

Control measures include the proper care and use of equipment, wearing personal protective clothing and securing work areas.

Key points

Attendees must take not of the following key points:

  • All crane movements are to be controlled by trained and competent staff
  • Staff are to wear appropriate PPE for the task
  • Work areas to be secured
  • Safe work at height methods are to be identified prior to starting work and adopted throughout.”