Build Your Own Scaffolding

Build Your Own Scaffolding

By storing your scaffolding components close to your work area will help reduce distances over which loads have to be manually moved.

Before you buy your own scaffolding it will pay you to do some research on the available types of scaffolding.

Scaffolders should always adopt a safe system of work during the erection, altering and dismantling of independent scaffolding.

Scaffolding platforms should consist of undressed 2x10s that have been properly inspected and graded. The maximum allowable gap between planks is 1".

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

In some Asian countries, scaffolding tubes made of bamboo have been used, and are still used to construct high rise buildings.

It is important that when you buy scaffolding, it is sensible to buy extra pieces as replacement parts.

Unfortunately thousands of injuries and even deaths occur each year on construction sites due to scaffolding accidents.

Before portable scaffolding is used, all the wheels will need to be locked and rigid which will keep the portable scaffolding stable for climbing.

Bamboo scaffolding is very popular in Hong Kong. Surprisingly, buildings up to fifty stories in height can be seen covered in a complex structure of bamboo scaffolding.

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