Scaffold Clips

Scaffold Clips

Do not move portable scaffolding until all persons working on the scaffolding are safely on the ground.

As a general rule, a scaffold becomes unstable once its height reaches 4 times its width.

There are training courses available on the erection of scaffolding, and many safety rules and regulations to be adhered to. In most countries, there will be random checks conducted on the scaffolding on industrial construction sites to ensure that they meet all their safety regulation requirements.

The scaffolding regulations are designed to protect the public as well as providing safety to workers.

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.

Equipment and property insurance are also necessary for scaffolding companies. These coverage packages protect your scaffolding business from financial ruin in the event that equipment is stolen, or is otherwise damaged at a jobsite.

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.

When erecting DIY scaffolding, it should be erected on firm, level ground.

Independent scaffolds should also be secured or tied to the structure under repair or construction at various intervals to lend support to its overall stability.

The width of the boards will always determine the width of the scaffolding structure. It is recommended that the width scaffolding should be no less than 600mm. A four board scaffold would be 870mm.

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