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Guardrails on high platforms

Graham Marshall - Monday, January 10, 2011

When temporary guardrails are first installed on temporary high platforms, they are usually strong and solid and provide the maximum amount of protection against falls.

As time goes by, however, guardrails are often weakened as they get broken, or they're removed and not replaced.

Guardrails that are replaced are sometimes put back in haste.

Weakened guardrails are sometimes more dangerous than no guardrails at all, because they give a false sense of security to workers at height.

So today's simple safety "one per-center" is to inspect and verify the fitness of any guardrails installed on high platforms in your workplace.

Remember, "one per-center's" take so little effort that there is no excuse to get them wrong!

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