Stressing of prestressed concrete is acknowledged to be a potentially high-risk activity, as it involves the use of industrial prestressing equipment that uses hydraulic rams to stretch high yield wires and strands with forces that can be in excess of 1500 tonnes. The Code of Practice for Safe Stressing has been produced for the following purposes:
1. Safety awareness within the industry.
2. Planning the production process and equipment required.
3. Training of all personnel involved with stressing operations.
4. Preparation of safe working method statements.