High-altitude Installation of Galvanised Steel Walkway

The high-altitude installation of galvanised steel walkway is carried out gradually on prefabricated steel structural frames, requiring workers to step on the steel beams for construction, which is very dangerous. In order to ensure construction quality and safety, maintain good work order, and ensure the safety of the construction site, there must be sufficient safety preparations for high-altitude operations.

The following is the preparation process:

Before laying the galvanised steel walkways, the construction team should pre-select the required materials according to the drawings. During installation, each panel should be laid in place and securely connected, following the principle of laying horizontally or vertically in sections. It is strictly prohibited to step on galvanised steel walkways that have not been fixed during the laying process.

The selection of galvanised steel walkways should be done on the ground. After selection, they should be numbered according to the installation sequence and hoisted to the installation site. When placing galvanised steel walkways on high-altitude frames, they should be placed securely and reliably to avoid instability and object impact. The temporary stacking location should be more than 1m away from the platform edge, with a stacking height not exceeding 1m. It is strictly forbidden to stack near access openings and scaffold edges, and temporary fixing measures should be taken if necessary.

When hoisting galvanised steel walkways, they must be securely tied, and professional rigging personnel should direct the lifting. Construction personnel must stand in a safe position, use lifelines or braces, and only unhook after the galvanised steel walkways are stable and secure.

Guardrails must be set at the edge of the high-altitude work area, and for the convenience of the movement of construction personnel, a horizontal “lifeline” with a diameter of Φ≥12mm should be set up using galvanized steel wire rope, or fall arresters with self-locking devices should be used to ensure the safety belt is securely attached.

Galvanised steel walkways must be installed in an orderly manner according to the installation positions shown in the construction drawings. Once laid, the galvanised steel walkways must be promptly secured to prevent safety risks such as sliding, shifting, slipping, and overturning.

Temporary edges and holes created during the laying process must be promptly protected, blocked, and warned by the construction supervisor.

There should be no other workers below the installation area of galvanised steel walkways, and areas where falling objects may occur must be protected and marked with visible safety signs, prohibiting personnel from staying or passing through.

During the installation of galvanised steel walkways, construction personnel are strictly prohibited from using the hooks on safety belts, as well as dragging galvanised steel walkways with ropes, wires, or other easily damaged materials.

Personnel laying galvanised steel walkways should stand in a safe position and fasten their safety belts. When multiple people are working, they should cooperate with each other and be unified under the command of a designated person. Construction personnel should remind each other to avoid stepping into empty spaces, slipping, and falling.

When cutting and welding galvanised steel walkways, ignition points below should take fire prevention measures, and a dedicated person should be assigned to monitor the fire.

Residues and waste generated during the laying of galvanised steel walkways should be promptly cleaned and transported to the ground for proper disposal.

It is strictly forbidden to place machinery or materials on the galvanised steel walkways.

Installation of galvanised steel walkways is strictly prohibited in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, strong winds, lightning, and poor lighting.

Safety measures for the removal of galvanised steel walkways must be confirmed by the safety officer, and the operation can only proceed after meeting the necessary conditions. For galvanised steel walkways that cannot be promptly restored, sturdy and reliable temporary guardrails should be erected around the formed holes, and warning signs should be hung.

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