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Health and Safety
FPS meets UKCG Requirements for Safety Training
This table shows how job titles typically found on piling sites map to UKCG definitions.
For more information about the FPS Piling Supervisors Safety Traning Scheme click here.
Lifting Operations on Piling Sites - Appointed Person Statement
FPS position statement on appropriate qualifications and cards for "Appointed Person" and Slinger Signallers engaged in lifting operations on Piling sites. View guidance
Crane Mounted Piling Rigs - Appropriate CPCS Cards
CPCS Cards for Fitters on Piling Sites
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 Previous guidance on the Regulations has been withdrawn and replaced with a suite of web pages at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/.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.
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 (Order Line Tel: 01344 328 039)
Use of Debonding Foam - Technical Considerations
Technical considerations relating to the use debonding foam on pile reinforcement to reduce ‘hand-arm vibration’ (HAV) and ‘whole body vibration’ (WBV) when breaking down piles.
Breaking Down of Piles
A suitable pile breaking method can result in financial and program savings and reduce potential health and safety issues. The document, considers the different methods available.
FPS Health and Safety Policy
Notes for guidance on the extraction of temporary casings and temporary piles within the piling industry
Considers the removal of temporary casings and temporary piles in a safe manner.
FPS - Pre-commencement Piling Standard
Certain facilities need to be immediately available for piling to commence. The document lists minimum acceptable conditions required before work commences.