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*Chapter 1 Working safely at heights * Defining some terms * Working at heights: What does this really mean? * Hierarchy of control * Level 1 controls: Solid construction * Level 2 controls: Passive fall protection * Level 3 controls: Work positioning and travel restraint systems * Level 4 controls: Fall-arrest systems * Level 5 controls: Ladders and administrative controls * Best practice for common tasks *Chapter 2 Powder-actuated tools * Regulation of the use of powder-actuated tools * PA tools: The basics * Safe use of PA tools * Loading the PA tool * Firing the PA tool * Adaptors and accessories for PA tools * Removal of fasteners * Maintaining your PA tool *Chapter 3 Elevating work platforms * What, exactly, is an EWP? * On the job: Using an EWP safely * Post-operational checks * Outriggers, road plates and pigsty packing * Safety around hydraulics *Chapter 4 Limited-height scaffolding * Scaffolding: What is it, and why do we need it? * Planning the job: Hazard assessment * Choosing the right scaffold * Working platforms and duty ratings * Scaffold assembly: Preliminaries * Modular scaffold * Frame scaffold * Bracket scaffold * Trestle scaffold * Tower frame scaffold * Tube and coupling components: Ties and other uses * Inspecting and maintaining the scaffold * Rope, knots, gin wheels and handballing * Consolidation: Creating the JSA or SWMS

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