Adequate barricades, danger/warning tape, covers, handrails, signals, signs, flag persons, or other appropriate warning devices shall be available to protect personnel near any hazardous operation, excavation, or overhead work.
Barricades shall be used as a physical barrier to prevent personnel from coming in contact with a hazard. Barricades can be portable wooden types like those required for excavations, posts and temporary fencing or posts and ropes.
Barricades must be of a fixed nature that can restrain personnel when used in situations where crossing the barricade poses an immediate and serious hazard to personnel. Some examples of this are perimeter guardrails at elevations, ponds or holding tanks and roof or floor openings.
Items such as floor coverings, etc., shall be covered when guardrails, danger/warning tape or barricades do not provide adequate protection to personnel. Temporary covers for openings shall be firmly fastened into position and clearly marked.
Barricades shall be painted a high visibility colour to ensure maximum visibility. Protruding objects such as rebar, bolts, timber, steel or any other object posing imminent danger to workers, shall be identified, protected, barricaded and/or removed.
Individuals, who walk through a barricaded area without permission, will be subject
to disciplinary action.
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