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

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

Be aware that scaffolding towers can create particular hazards during erection and dismantling.

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

73% of construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents alleged that the scaffolding accident was caused by faulty planking of from being hit bay a falling object.

When a scaffolding accident is reported the responsibility will often lie with the scaffolding companies, architects or engineers.

Scaffolding is used in the construction or repair of buildings and its main function is to support workers and their materials. However, a scaffolding structure is only ever intended to be a temporary measure.

Workers should have pulleys for pulling tools and equipment up and down the scaffold, leaving their hands free to climb access ladders.

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

A conventional scaffolding system will be made of a number of sections which are stacked up to build a framework to a desired height.

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