Construction fencing should be secure
An L3 contractor was installing a tank at a station in central Norway.
The tank was stored outside of the securely fenced working area, with a fence only partially around the tank. During a storm on a Saturday when no workers were on site, a station operative parked his car next to the fence. A gust of wind caught the fence which fell on to the front of the car, scratching it. No one was hurt.
Contractors must ensure fencing is adequate – not just to keep people out, it also must not be able to fall over
Fencing standards are to be reviewed when on site by Coteba PM’s to ensure:
- Footings / bases are secure
- All fence panels to be clipped together top and bottom
- All defects must be rectified during the site visit