Scaffolding platforms should consist of undressed 2x10s that have been properly inspected and graded. The maximum allowable gap between planks is 1".
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.
The purpose of scaffolding is to provide a platform to enable builders to work on very high structures.
Place sole boards underneath the scaffolding framework if you're erecting scaffolding on soft or unstable ground. You could use regular scaffolding boards, however, they tend to a bit too long.
Skimping on price can be costly both economically and emotionally if there were to be an injury or death due to improper or faulty scaffolding.
Once you have been involved in a scaffolding accident it is important that you make urgent contact with a solicitor with expertise in the field of work accident claims.
Guard rails should be provided when working on scaffolding over the height of 10 feet. Otherwise, each worker must be protected by a fall protection system.
There are a number of scaffolding types available. Therefore it's always advisable to familiarize yourself with the hazards associated with the scaffold type you're using.
NEVER drop scaffolding components from heights when dismantling scaffolding as it could present a serious danger to persons below.
By doing some comparative shopping, you would be able to find the best deal on pricing and components for your scaffolding needs.
Rolling scaffolding is a highly versatile mobile working platform popular with tradesman and DIY enthusiasts alike.
- 26th 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
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
- 14th December, 2013
Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.
- 23rd June, 2012
What to keep in mind when looking for a job in scaffolding.
- 23rd June, 2012
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
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
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012