Scaffold Builder Job Description
Decide on the type of scaffolding you want to buy from the many types available.
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.
A license needs to be obtained for any scaffolding that is put up on the highway including the pavement. This is the responsibility of the scaffolding hire company.
Since 1971, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has put a standard in place to help protect workers on scaffolds.
When using portable scaffolding, safety and general regulations must be adhered to in order to avoid injury to anyone using it.
Scaffolding accidents within the construction industry are likely to be caused by a lack of appropriate safety checks and negligent poor structure.
The putlog scaffold has standards or uprights along its outer edges, but its inner side is supported by the structure or building itself. Putlogs have flattened ends that are placed between courses of brickwork in the building or edifice to add support.
A few Internet sites that both sell and rent scaffolding have estimator tools. These tools enable you to design the scaffolding for your particular needs and project and then tell you what would be needed for your design.
There are a number of types of scaffolding, these include: Light duty scaffolding, H-frame scaffolding and multipurpose scaffolding.
A mobile scaffold is a type of freestanding independent scaffold. It is mounted on castors or wheels that swivel and allow the scaffold to be easily moved from location to location.
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.
- 23rd June, 2012
The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.
- 20th June, 2012
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
- 11th January, 2013
Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.
- 3rd August, 2012
A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.
- 20th June, 2012
Scaffolding is a vital requirement for any construction project. Unfortunately, scaffolding is not cheap! Find out more about the the ins and outs of hiring your own scaffolding, which of course, is the less costly option.
- 16th April, 2013
Before scaffolding can be used an inspection must be carried out by a qualified inspector. So what exactly is covered during an inspection?
- 17th April, 2013
Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.
- 21st June, 2012