Construction Fencing Alert

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

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