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Further Discussions on Unsafe Scaffolding and Importance of Safety Culture




An example of poor fire safety management with a scaffold erected along public access in a residential estate of Hong Kong was reported. Upon complaints, there was a refurbishment. However, two more problems are identified. These together with the other three points identified earlier are suggested to be considered in the next round of scaffolding codes review. The reported example reflects the problem of not yet considering construction safety properly to prevent having so many accidents. Inadequate control and leninent punishment are possible reasons. Safety culture appropriate to this part of the world should be promoted. The approach might not necessarily follow overseas practice due to different environment and challenges under tight schedule here in Hong Kong.


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