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BCSA publishes factory lifting guide

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nSFLOG1502The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has published a new Steelwork Factory Lifting Operations Guide for its membership.

BCSA Health and Safety committee members prepared the Guide, with the Health and Safety Executive being consulted and its comments were included during the drafting of the document.

“This guide was developed to identify the good working practices for lifting operations in the steelwork fabrication environment,” said BCSA Director of Health, Safety & Training Peter Walker.

“Documenting the good practices is necessary to enable the industry to demonstrate that it is maintaining a minimum standard and will enable the practices to be reviewed and amended as improvements are identified.”

The document also gives guidance on how to identify when the toppling of stockpiled fabricated steelwork may be a risk and could benefit from additional arrangements to secure the components.

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