Build Your Own Scaffolding

Build Your Own Scaffolding

There are variations on each types of scaffolding. Its important to decide the type of scaffold for each job as a life will depend on it.

Scaffolding systems that are correctly designed will have work levels which are decked with regulation sized planks and have appropriate access for workers.

Hanging bracket scaffolds may have horizontal structures that are supported by the floors of the building or other edifice under construction or repair.

Anyone using portable scaffolding could be putting themselves or others in danger if they have not been properly trained in its use.

Scaffolding tubes are usually connected with metal 'Clams' (clamps) which offer a versatile and effective method for the erection of scaffolding.

When you buy scaffolding for indoor working, the scaffolding will come with locking wheels which make moving it around easier.

It is essential that all base plates and screw jacks (that come with base plates) must be secured firmly to the base of the scaffolding.

When you buy scaffolding that is used, check it out for rust, damaged or distorted parts before you buy.

Make sure all planks and walk boards are at least 36 inches below the highest point of any portable scaffolding.

It's essential that all upright scaffolding poles are positioned no more than six feet apart.

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