Expandable Scaffold Plank
Since 1971, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has put a standard in place to help protect workers on scaffolds.
Remember to be careful whenever you're erecting scaffolding on soft, frozen or suspect ground.
OSHA states that scaffolds can be erected, moved, dismantled, or altered only under the supervision and direction of a "competent person." A "competent person" is someone who can identify hazards and is authorized to take prompt action to eliminate them.
It's important to not allow excessive debris and equipment to accumulate on or around scaffolds.
Recently there has been an increase in the use of the strong lightweight laminated veneer scaffolding plank.
If you a planning any alterations outside the system scaffolding manufacture or suppliers guidelines, it should be designed by an experienced and knowledgeable person.
Be aware of all the health and safety regulations associated with construction scaffolding.
When you buy scaffolding, each system should have detailed plans for the safe erection and use of the scaffolding.
Scaffolding costs can be greatly reduced if you 'do it yourself' - however, be warned that if anyone other than yourself uses the scaffolding you will have to ensure that all the current scaffolding regulations, especially with regard to safety, are adhered to - otherwise your scaffolding costs could be more than just financial.
Before you buy your own scaffolding it will pay you to do some research on the available types of scaffolding.
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