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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”.

Link: https://www.fps.org.uk/content/uploads/2016/10/FPS-WPC4d-June-2015.pdf

 

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

Link: https://www.brebookshop.com/details.jsp?id=146429

 

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.

Link: https://www.fps.org.uk/guidance/working-platform-guidance/