How to erect scaffolding is the main question asked by those proposing to undertake DIY scaffolding.
If you become a victim of a scaffolding accident and you're able to prove that your employer is to blame then it's likely you'll to be entitled to compensation.
On any major project, scaffolding costs will be a primary expense and you will need to consider whether your scaffolding costs might be reduced if you hire in.
Falls from a height, especially from independent scaffolding, continue to be the biggest killer on construction sites.
Your system scaffolding supplier has a legal responsibility to provide you with a tie configuration and erection guide.
Take time to research scaffold companies you might decide to use to ensure that they will meet all of your needs.
You can cover the ends of scaffolding tubes high density polyethylene covers which just snap on. This creates a safer working environment.
Scaffolding costs can be greatly reduced if you 'do it yourself' - however, be warned that if anyone other than yourself uses the scaffolding you will have to ensure that all the current scaffolding regulations, especially with regard to safety, are adhered to - otherwise your scaffolding costs could be more than just financial.
NEVER use scaffolding components that are damaged.
Common causes of scaffolding accidents include; insecure bracing, faulty equipment, forgotten safety components, faulty planking and shoddy construction materials.
Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.
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