Health & Safety
The Precast Flooring Federation is committed to achieving a high standard and universal approach to health and safety and our Codes of Practice (see below) represent just one of our initiatives in this area.
Installation of precast ﬂooring components is acknowledged to be a potentially high-risk activity, as it involves the use of heavy plant, cranes and personnel working at height. The PFF Code of Practice for Safe Installation brings together best practice within the industry and has the interest of those involved in the design, speciﬁcation, use and erection of precast ﬂooring products at heart.
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. This Code of Practice brings together the many developments, not only in Health and Safety legislation, but also in best practice within the prestressing industry.