Lessons Learned: Hard hat strikes pipe

Whilst walking past a scaffold structure partially blocking a designated walkway, a technician struck the top of their hard hat on a pipe positioned just above their head.



The injured party (IP) was on a walkway carrying a bag of rope access equipment but the scaffold structure was partially blocking the route.  In order to move around the structure, the IP moved away from the designated walkway and had to move under the low hanging pipework that was level with their head.  The pipework was not marked with any hazard tape or warning signage.


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