#1018 Unsafe Planking

Falls from elevation are among the top causes of fatalities on the construction jobsite. It is very important to follow correct procedures for access. Workers often misuse equipment and
materials on the jobsite. A common violation and dangerous condition is found when workers use planks to access parts of a building in an unsafe manner. Many workers use single planks instead of erecting scaffolding or ladders. This type of shortcut can be very dangerous and sometimes fatal.