F: Specialist activities

F01: Street works and road works

1.1 For further information on RoWSaF visit their website.

1.3 Copies of all legislation can be found online.

1.3.3 For further information on the Traffic Management Act visit the website.

1.3.4 The chapters may be purchased in hard copy from TSO or freely downloaded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy website.

1.4 The Code of Practice can be freely downloaded from the GOV.UK website, or it can be purchased from TSO.

1.4 For more detailed advice on subjects not covered in the Code of Practice refer to Chapter 8 of the Traffic signs manual, which can also be freely downloaded. Further information can be found in Guidance Note GS6 on the HSE website.

1.8.1 For further information refer to the HSE publication Reducing risk in temporary traffic management operations (CIS53).

1.8.2 For further information refer to the CoP.

1.8.3 For further information refer to the CoP.

1.8.6 For further information refer to the CoP.

1.8.8 For further information refer to the CoP.

1.8.9 For further information refer to the CoP.

1.9 You will also need to refer to the table in the inside back cover of the CoP (also included at Appendix F).

Appendices A-F Based on © Crown copyright diagrams from Safety at street works and road works – A Code of Practice 2013 edition. For further information visit the HSE website.

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F02: Trackside safety

2 overviews Supporting information to complement this section can be found in the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) standards catalogue or the Network Rail Safety Central website:
Rail Safety and Standards Board
Network Rail Safety

2.1 An explanation of how the ROGS Regulations apply to safety critical work is contained within ORR publication Safety critical tasks – Clarification of ROGS Regulations requirements (Railways safety publication 4).

2.2 For further information visit the Network Rail Safety Central website.

2.3 If making enquiries about becoming a building or civil supplier to Network Rail, a list of the main contacts can be found on the Network Rail website,
or you can email them directly.

2.4.2 Workers who successfully undergo PTS training receive a Keypoints – Personal track safety (PTS) health and safety booklet outlining safe working procedures and their responsibilities when working on the railways. A PDF copy of the booklet is available online. 

Appendix C For further details, the structure and full text of the Good practice guide on competence development visit the Railway Group Standards Online website.

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F03: Demolition

3.2 For further information refer to guidance from the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC). For further information refer to the Code of Practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework (BS 5975).

3.6 A useful source of information is the Institute of Demolition Engineers.

3.7.1 A card scheme for the certification of competence of demolition operatives (CCDO) is managed by the National Demolition Training Group.

3.7.2 For further guidance refer to the NFDC document Disconnection of services for demolition and refurbishment work places.

3.7.3 Information on reducing the health risks in construction work can be found on the HSE website.

3.7.4 Notification of notifiable non-licensed work can be made online using form ASB NNLW 1

3.7.4 For advice on suitable awareness training visit the HSE website.

3.7.4 Asbestos guidance note Industry guidance for non-licensed work with asbestos-containing materials within a demolition or refurbishment environment is available from the NFDC.

3.8.2 The NFDC has produced guidance on demolishing multistorey structures of 18 m and above, and in the use of high and ultra high-reach demolition machines to improve procurer and user awareness. For further information refer to the NFDC guidance on demolition attachments. High-reach demolition rig guidance notes is available to members from the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.

3.9.4 For further information refer to the Code of Practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites (BS 5228).

Appendix B For further information regarding DRIDs visit the NFDC website.

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F04: Shopfitting and interior contracting

4.7.4 For further guidance, DVDs and copies of the appropriate codes visit the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors website.

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F05: Working over or near to water

5.3.1 For safety precautions that need to be observed when working over or near to water using an articulated boom mobile elevating work platform, refer to the HSE information sheet The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms (GEIS6).

5.4.1 Refer to the HSE information sheet Personal buoyancy equipment on inland and inshore waters (AIS1).

5.4.6 The RYA runs courses throughout the United Kingdom.

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F06: House building

6.1 For further information visit the Home Builders Federation’s website.

6.1 The HBF has made available a managers' toolbox talk that can be made bespoke and delivered to staff and contractors on site.

6.1 For further information on the home building skills pledge visit the HBF website.

6.2.1 The HBF produces an annual report on health and safety statistics, provided voluntarily by a number of its member organisations, which is available on the HBF website.

6.3 The HSE has produced several before and after interactive case studies on vehicle safety in the workplace, which are based on events that inspectors have reported.

6.3 A safety, health and environmental agreement is available for use by house builders intending to work together to ensure the safe development of the main infrastructure in respect of traffic and pedestrian management and public safety throughout the works.

6.4.1 Delivering safely can be downloaded from the BPDWG website.

6.4.1 For detailed information refer to the Construction Plant-hire Association’s Work at height whilst loading and unloading transport (Best practice guide).

6.4.2 Visit the Strategic Forum for Plant Safety website for guidance on safe use of telehandlers in construction and guidance on lifting suspended loads with telehandlers.

6.4.2 For further information on the Safe use of vehicles on construction sites visit the HSE website.

6.4.2 In addition to this guidance the HBF Health and Safety forum has produced accompanying guidance for the manoeuvering of roof trusses by telehandlers.

6.6.2 The Fire Protection Association (FPA), in conjunction with the Construction Confederation (CC), published the ninth edition of Fire prevention on construction sites in October 2015.

6.6.3 Guidance can be found in the HSE publication Fire safety in construction (HSG168), which can be downloaded free from its website. 

6.6.3  The Structural Timber Association (STA) publishes free guidance documents that can be downloaded from their website, including 16 steps to fire safety, which promotes good fire practice on timber-frame construction sites.

6.6.3 The STA has also produced a Designers guide to structural timber frame fire safety video for the construction industry.

6.7 The NFRC guidance sheet Controlling silica when disc cutting roof tiles can be downloaded free from its website.

6.7 The construction dust partnership provides information to industry to promote good practice and reduce dust related diseases.

Appendix A Further information can be found on the workplace transport and falls sections of the HSE website.

Appendix B The information below is based on Manoeuvring roof trusses guidance developed by members of the Home Builders Health and Safety forum, which is available to download from the HBF website.

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