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Document ID (ISN)109396
CIS number 09-446
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lan A., Daigle R.
Title Development and validation of a method for evaluating temporary wooden guardrails built and installed on construction sites
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.215-226. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Wooden guardrails are usually installed on construction sites to protect workers against falls. It is however extremely difficult to verify whether they are safe and comply with existing regulations. The present study describes the development and validation of an evaluation method and a test protocol for verifying whether these guardrails are safe and meet the requirements of the Quebec Safety Code for the construction industry in order to ensure that workers have adequate fall protection. It was found that some guardrails did not comply with the requirements. The evaluation method and test protocol are reproducible and easily applicable on construction sites and can easily be adapted to international regulations.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; construction sites; falls from heights; construction industry; railings
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; standard; hazard evaluation; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights