|Document ID (ISN)||109396|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Lan A., Daigle R.
||Development and validation of a method for evaluating temporary wooden guardrails built and installed on construction sites
||Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.215-226. Illus. 25 ref.
||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.
||Quebec; construction sites; falls from heights; construction industry; railings
||Canada; standard; hazard evaluation; legal aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights