FPS Guidance on the movement of long loads using forklift trucks
This document provides guidance on the planning, selection of equipment and management of long loads when using forklift trucks. It is intended that this guidance is used in situations where it is not practicable to use a crane.
FPS Guidance: Guidance on RIDDOR and Piling and Drilling Rigs on Construction Sites
The Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 came into force on the 1st October 2013 and replaced RIDDOR 1995. Previous guidance on the Regulations has been withdrawn and replaced with a suite of web pages at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/. The HSE has considered the FPS query regarding LOLER and Piling Rigs, and in particular which matters have to be reported as specified Dangerous Occurrences involving lifting equipment.
The guidance details the HSE response and clearly sets out the reporting requirements to be followed.
FPS Guidance: CFA Piling: Preventing ground & rig instability through over-flighting
The guidance outlines the key factors that may lead to settlement or instability of the piling rig when carrying out Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piling as a result of over-flighting and presents best practice to mitigate these risks.
FPS Guidance: The application of the LOLER Regulations to Piling Rigs
Industry Code of Best Practice to offer practical guidance on the application of the regulations to the piling industry.
Notes for Guidance on PUWER (Regulations 11 & 12) in relation to Guarding and Cleaning of Augers on Piling Operations
Prepared in conjunction with the HSE, these seek a practical approach to rigs used in the bored piling industry.
Network Rail Safety Requirements
Following detailed consultation with the FPS, Network Rail have published a document setting out the conditions which must be adhered to when undertaking piling activities adjacent to the live railway (ie without possession).
The document is available from IHS; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-augering of large diameter casings
The FPS has created guidance on the practice of pre-boring large diameter casings. This is a common method used in the UK piling industry, however the risks associated with this practice are often overlooked by the site construction team. This document provides guidance on the considerations to remove the risk of a rig becoming unstable.