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Poor practice of working at height and scaffolding risks on a hotel refurbishment site

Poor scaffolding found during the refurbishment of a hotel, where unsurprisingly, a Prohibition Notice was served.

A roof of indeterminate strength was being used as a platform on which to foot the scaffold.

Example of poor scaffolding on a hotel roof

At ground level scaffold standards were footed on loose timber boards which were bridging an excavation, some footing could not be examined due to the build up of debris and scrap timber was being used to foot scaffolds rather than proper sole plates.

Example of poor practice where the scaffolding footing could not be seen due to debris build up

Updated 2010-11-05