Make sure that you know how to erect scaffolding safely before you undertake any building or maintenance works that require the use of scaffolding.
A suspended or swingstage scaffold has a platform that can be raised or lowered. An example of a suspended scaffold are those commonly used as a means to wash the outer windows on highrises.
Make sure that when you buy scaffolding that has been used that all the pieces are from the same manufacture.
Jobs such as removing or installing guttering, installing replacement windows, painting or demolition work should usually be carried out from independent scaffolding or mobile access equipment.
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.
In general you can use steel scaffolding and mild steel scaffolding up to ten stories. Any higher workers must take extra supportive measures.
Bear in mind, as the size of a construction project increases, so does the cost of scaffolding.
Make sure all planks and walk boards are at least 36 inches below the highest point of any portable scaffolding.
When you buy scaffolding, do not mix different types of scaffolding that are not designed to match.
DIY scaffolding can be a cost effective alternative to using scaffolding professionals when all the correct procedures are followed.
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