Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

Always ensure that DIY scaffold is properly secured, with outriggers as necessary, before use.

Do not buy scaffolding with mixed parts from different manufacturers.

In most cases, bamboo scaffolding shouldn't be used on buildings that are over eight stories in height.

Buying standard scaffolding will be easier to stack and store but requires manual assembly with specialist knowledge.

A scaffolding framework is usually made from a series of metal poles and wooden planks which act as working platforms.

Falls from a height, especially from independent scaffolding, continue to be the biggest killer on construction sites.

When you buy scaffolding, it is much more convenient to move and re-erect it with your own labor force.

Anyone using portable scaffolding could be putting themselves or others in danger if they have not been properly trained in its use.

Finding a scaffolding company that you can trust is very important when buying scaffolding, to ensure that you are buying a good quality product.

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.

Scaffolding Articles

Scaffolding Regulations
Scaffolding Regulations

Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.

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Scaffolding Towers
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Construction Scaffolding

The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.

  • 20th June, 2012
Rolling Scaffolding
The Lowdown on Rolling Scaffolding

Rolling scaffolding is a highly versatile mobile working platform popular with tradesman and DIY enthusiasts alike.

  • 26th December, 2013
Scaffolding Health and Safety

Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.

  • 23rd June, 2012
Scaffolding For Sale
Scaffolding for Sale - Purchasing Advice

In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.

  • 11th January, 2013
Secondhand Scaffolding
Cutting the Costs With Secondhand Scaffolding

Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.

  • 3rd August, 2012
Scaffolding Inspection
What is Covered by a Scaffolding Inspection?

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
How to Erect Scaffolding

Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.

  • 21st June, 2012
Taking Scaffolding Courses

Find out how you can benefit from taking a scaffolding course.

  • 20th June, 2012