Health and safety policy for the loading, haulage, delivery and erection of trussed rafters on site - A definition of responsibilities
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The Guidelines have been developed in association with the Health & Safety Executive as a voluntary code of practice for the Trussed Rafter industry.
- Loading trusses
- Haulage of trusses
- Unloading, transport on site and storage of trussed rafters
- Construction of roofs: Building design - the CDM regulations
- Erecting trussed rafters
Widely used for a range of building types, trussed rafters are an economical, versatile and straightforward solution to providing a roof to a building.
Trussed rafters are individually designed prefabricated structural components made from strength-graded timber members of the same thickness, joined together with punched metal plate connectors....
Trussed Rafters have become part of the modern building vocabulary. Around 95% of all new house roofs are constructed using trussed rafters as are an increasing proportion of roofs for nondomestic premises such as offices, retail outlets, hospital extensions, leisure developments etc.
This product Data Sheet has been produced...
When a delivery of trussed rafters arrives on site the contractor(s) involved should be prepared and have already allocated sufficient and suitable resources to ensure the trussed rafters are unloaded safely and in a manner so as not to overstress or damage the trusses.
This information sheet gives a...