Scaffold Safety Checklist
Whether you erect scaffolding, or run a business that rents scaffolding, make sure you purchase the insurance programs and coverages that will suit the needs and risks of your business.
Scaffolding is fairly easy to erect and shorter towers can even be set up by two unskilled people. In most instances though, when scaffolding is being used on the construction or remodeling of a tall building, only trained professionals are allowed to erect the towers.
Scaffolding costs can wrack up very quickly due to the fact that scaffolding is a unique and specialized skill, because of this many companies may quote you exorbitant scaffolding costs due to the specialized nature of scaffolding.
Recently there has been an increase in the use of the strong lightweight laminated veneer scaffolding plank.
There are training courses available on the erection of scaffolding, and many safety rules and regulations to be adhered to. In most countries, there will be random checks conducted on the scaffolding on industrial construction sites to ensure that they meet all their safety regulation requirements.
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.
Always read carefully and follow all instructions regarding scaffolding erection, usage and dismantling.
If the scaffold is 4 times as high as its base is wide, outriggers should be installed to increase the scaffold's width.
As portable scaffolding becomes more and more popular, there are more and more companies who are able to train those who use portable scaffolding.
Good jobs in scaffolding could be difficult to find - make sure you keep ahead of the game when looking for scaffolding jobs.
A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.
- 20th 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
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.
- 18th June, 2012
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
- 11th January, 2013
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
- 14th December, 2013
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012
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
The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.
- 20th June, 2012