This information sheet outlines the responsibilities of construction contractors in relation to the use of falsework. It gives basic advice on how to avoid the risks associated with falsework, particularly collapse, falls from height and falling objects. It also looks at management, planning and design to ensure the safe erection, use and removal of falsework. Contents: Introduction; Statutory responsibilities; Management; Planning; Design; Materials; Erecting the falsework; Loading; Striking and dismantling; Training; Legal requirements; References and further information.
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