Build Your Own Scaffolding

Build Your Own Scaffolding

It's impossible to erect a safe scaffold if the base rests on items like barrels, boxes, loose bricks, or concrete blocks.

It is not unusual for scaffolding companies and contractors to offer a complete scaffolding hire service for its customers.

A scaffolding framework is usually made from a series of metal poles and wooden planks which act as working platforms.

Bamboo scaffolding has amazing flexibility.

Falls from a height, especially from independent scaffolding, continue to be the biggest killer on construction sites.

Scaffolding tubes are now usually constructed of galvanised steel but historically have been made of wooded staves and bamboo.

In general you can use steel scaffolding and mild steel scaffolding up to ten stories. Any higher workers must take extra supportive measures.

Do not use second hand scaffolding with parts from different manufacturers.

To prevent accidents every scaffolder should be familiar with scaffolding regulations.

Common causes of scaffolding accidents include; insecure bracing, faulty equipment, forgotten safety components, faulty planking and shoddy construction materials.

Scaffolding Articles

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Scaffolding Regulations

Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.

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Aluminum Scaffolding
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  • 18th September, 2012
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Find out how you can benefit from taking a scaffolding course.

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Scaffolding Services
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It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.

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If your unsure about putting up scaffolding correctly and safely you may consider using the services of a scaffolding erector.

  • 13th December, 2013