Guidance on the use of HBM in working platforms

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New guidance has been launched by WRAP entitled ‘Guidance on the use of HBM in working platforms’.  This covers the key issues related to working platforms constructed using stabilised materials, providing detailed guidance for the platform’s design, specification, installation, operation, maintenance and repair.

Within the guidance document are case studies on three construction projects, which have made significant gains from using on-site soils and granular materials in the construction of a working platform. This can be downloaded, free of charge fromwww.wrap.org.uk/applications/publications (search on HBM and click on the PDF icon).

FPS sponsored guidance entitled “Working platforms for tracked plant: good practice guide to the design, installation, maintenance and repair of ground-supported working platforms” can be obtained from www.brebookshop.com.  This will cost £49.35.