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Federation of Piling Specialists (February 2018)

Working Platforms

Many dangerous occurrences relate to ‘working platforms’ and each ‘near-miss’ is a potential fatality. Working platforms must be designed, properly constructed, regularly inspected and maintained for the plant that will use them.

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has created a “Working Platform Certificate”.



This complements BR470, “Working Platforms for Tracked Plant”, that can be purchased via BRE.



The FPS has also created a tool for calculating the rig track bearing pressures a working platform will need to withstand, along with other technical guidance.