Load shedding and a scaffolding accident, Eskom confirms how vital Health and Safety procedures are!

In February a unit at the Koeberg nuclear power station went down. Employees were doing routine maintenance at the plant when the incorrect positioning of scaffolding caused an accident and tripped the reactor.

An Eskom report leaked to The Star newspaper indicates that the main reason for the failure of one of the two units at the Koeberg nuclear power station was due to the incorrect positioning of scaffolding in preparation for routine maintenance at the plant.

The scaffolding accidentally touched a neural point, causing two breakers, a turbine and reactor, to trip.

In its preliminary investigation, Eskom admits workers could have avoided the accident by following scaffolding safety rules.

At CFC we are 100% committed to health and safety at all times. It’s at the core of our business model. We feel that scaffolding construction safety is something that service providers owe to each and every one of their customers. That’s why, as a safety approved scaffolding company in Cape Town, we provide efficient and reliable scaffolding construction and safety for all our clients.

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