Any company found to be in violation of scaffolding regulations is likely to be issued with a fine by OSHA.
It is essential that all base plates and screw jacks (that come with base plates) must be secured firmly to the base of the scaffolding.
Scaffolding systems that are correctly designed will have work levels which are decked with regulation sized planks and have appropriate access for workers.
When it comes to interior decorating, indoor scaffolding is an excellent option for reaching those hard to get places.
If the scaffold is 4 times as high as its base is wide, outriggers should be installed to increase the scaffold's width.
Common causes of scaffolding accidents include; insecure bracing, faulty equipment, forgotten safety components, faulty planking and shoddy construction materials.
In some cases scaffolding systems may require expensive anchor assemblies which are to be installed onto the building structure.
All employees should wear protective headgear, like hard hats, at all times when working on or around portable scaffolding.
Before contractors allow their workers to use someone else's independent scaffolding, they must make sure it is safe.
A few Internet sites that both sell and rent scaffolding have estimator tools. These tools enable you to design the scaffolding for your particular needs and project and then tell you what would be needed for your design.
Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.
- 21st June, 2012
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
Find out how you can benefit from taking a scaffolding course.
- 20th June, 2012
It's worth taking the time to choose a good scaffolding supplier thus ensuring you get high quality product at the best possible price.
- 16th December, 2013
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
- 11th January, 2013
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
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012
Whether your a builder, tradesman or DIY enthusiast scaffolding towers provide a safe platform to work at height.
- 13th December, 2013
Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.
- 23rd June, 2012
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
- 14th December, 2013