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#1 Posted : 09 July 2019 07:36:28(UTC)
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Morning All,

Having a bit of an issue trying to find some guidnace on what is the maximum allowed stepdown from a concrete slab etc on a construction site, off the top of my head I thought it was 450mm before the need to introduce steps, handrails or additional stone to reduce the height etc.

Any comments or links would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted : 11 July 2019 11:52:14(UTC)
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When the height of a possible fall exceeds 500mm guard rails should be installed and when the gap between a platform, structure of a machine/wall is greater than 180mm.

With regards to climbing height of a step it all depends on the going, pitch, distance etc. and is a formula you would work out following British Standards. However, the above figures should give you a steer.

#3 Posted : 11 July 2019 15:15:43(UTC)
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on scaffolding the maximum step up / hop up or hop down is 500mm.

a plasterers hop up is around 500mm.



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