NEVER drop scaffolding components from heights when dismantling scaffolding as it could present a serious danger to persons below.
If you don't know how to erect scaffolding, always ask a professional in order to avoid accidents.
Scaffolders should always adopt a safe system of work during the erection, altering and dismantling of independent scaffolding.
Scaffolding bars can be used horizontally, vertically and diagonally using a variety of clamps including swivel clams, right angle clams and straight connectors.
Common causes of scaffolding accidents include; insecure bracing, faulty equipment, forgotten safety components, faulty planking and shoddy construction materials.
In general you can use steel scaffolding and mild steel scaffolding up to ten stories. Any higher workers must take extra supportive measures.
Throughout the whole of Asia bamboo scaffolding is a common sight on many construction sites.
How to erect scaffolding is the main question asked by those proposing to undertake DIY scaffolding.
OSHA states that scaffolds can be erected, moved, dismantled, or altered only under the supervision and direction of a "competent person." A "competent person" is someone who can identify hazards and is authorized to take prompt action to eliminate them.
Always take the time to familiarize yourself with the scaffolding regulations.
A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.
- 20th June, 2012
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
- 14th December, 2013
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
Before scaffolding can be used an inspection must be carried out by a qualified inspector. So what exactly is covered during an inspection?
- 10th October, 2013
Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.
- 26th October, 2012
The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.
- 20th June, 2012
Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.
- 21st June, 2012
What to ask to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding product at the cheapest possible price.
- 4th 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