Build Your Own Scaffolding

Build Your Own Scaffolding

Guard rails should be provided when working on scaffolding over the height of 10 feet. Otherwise, each worker must be protected by a fall protection system.

If the scaffold is 4 times as high as its base is wide, outriggers should be installed to increase the scaffold's width.

Ensure that the scaffold company you propose to use has a good history in terms of reputation service and safety.

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

Light weight aluminum scaffolding can often hold up to 600 pounds.

All employees should wear protective headgear, like hard hats, at all times when working on or around portable scaffolding.

Light duty scaffolding is ideal for quick erection requirements. Well known for its strength it is also light weight and can be shifted form location to location with ease.

Scaffolding tubes can be used horizontally, vertically and diagonally using a variety of clamps including swivel clams.

A good scaffolding rental company will be able to give you an exact date when the scaffolding will be delivered, and will also agree to give you a guarantee that if they do not deliver on the correct day you will receive some financial compensation.

Vertical scaffolding tubes must be supported on proprietary base plates to ensure the safety of the scaffolding.

Scaffolding Articles

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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.

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The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.

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

  • 23rd June, 2012
Scaffolding Services
Scaffolding Services - What Can They Offer Me?

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

  • 14th December, 2013
Cheap Scaffolding
Questions to Ask When Looking for Cheap Scaffolding

What to ask to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding product at the cheapest possible price.

  • 4th January, 2013
Hiring Scaffolding
Cutting the Costs by Hiring Scaffolding

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
Scaffolding Erectors
Scaffolding Erectors and the Services They Provide

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

  • 13th December, 2013
Scaffolding Inspection
What is Covered by a Scaffolding Inspection?

Before scaffolding can be used an inspection must be carried out by a qualified inspector. So what exactly is covered during an inspection?

  • 10th October, 2013
Buying Scaffolding

A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.

  • 20th June, 2012