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Those volumes offer authoritative suggestions on all facets of concrete development from the perspective of the manager answerable for the paintings on site.

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These days networks are frequently used as part of the contract documents. 22 Line of balance The technique employed in line of balance planning and programming is that of plotting projected outputs against time. Line of balance techniques allow the best of outputs for each section of the construction task to be achieved and the start and finish times for the various activities to be so arranged that interruption and upset between the activities is minimised. Most supervisors can plan informally (in their head, as it were) the activities of a small team of operatives or the activities of several trades involved in a particular task.

Ancillary equipment An important aspect of all planning for the use of cranes and indeed handling operations in general, is that of the provision of lifting beams, rigs and attachments necessary to facilitate the movement of materials, structural elements and the like. Stringent safety precautions must be maintained and all special equipment tested and marked with its safe working load. Examples of such equipment are the frames used for extracting table forms at the time of striking and for the handling of the precast elements in standard and special operations.

Defining an accident Before moving onto more specific matters of site safety, it is worthwhile imparting a clear understanding of what is meant by the term accident. This has been examined and re-examined in the establishment of case law and the following may be helpful in the discussion of accidents and accident hazards: An accident is the result of an unplanned and unintended series of events which, once set in motion, cannot be interrupted. An accident results in damage to people or property.

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