Build Your Own Scaffolding

Build Your Own Scaffolding

If you are working on a building that is adjacent to a public highway, then the safety of all highway users is of great importance.

The purpose of using scaffolding bars is to create a safe working platform fro the workforce to build from.

Scaffolding accidents within the construction industry are likely to be caused by a lack of appropriate safety checks and negligent poor structure.

Do not move DIY scaffolding systems when people are on the working platform as this is extremely dangerous to all concerned.

You can cover the ends of scaffolding tubes high density polyethylene covers which just snap on. This creates a safer working environment.

A scaffolding structure is made from a series of frames, beams, poles, planks and brackets. These help in supporting the scaffolding making it strong, safe and sturdy.

When selecting scaffolding components, make sure that they have been constructed the requirements of the ASTM and ANSI.

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

On surfaces such a hard concrete it's possible to use scaffolding without base plates. However, it is recommended to always use base plates.

When you buy scaffolding that is second hand, always carefully inspect all parts of the scaffolding to ensure that it is in good condition.

Scaffolding Articles

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  • 13th December, 2013
Secondhand Scaffolding
Cutting the Costs With Secondhand Scaffolding

Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.

  • 3rd August, 2012
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A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.

  • 20th June, 2012
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Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.

  • 23rd June, 2012
Scaffolding Suppliers
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It's worth taking the time to choose a good scaffolding supplier thus ensuring you get high quality product at the best possible price.

  • 16th December, 2013
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Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.

  • 18th June, 2012