Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffoldings are structures that are temporarily erected for repair, construction or decoration of commercial buildings, homes or other edifices.

Be sure that when you research a scaffold companies you keep in mind your own needs for scaffolding - make sure the scaffold companies will be able to be flexible enough to accommodate what YOU want from them.

The putlog scaffold has standards or uprights along its outer edges, but its inner side is supported by the structure or building itself. Putlogs have flattened ends that are placed between courses of brickwork in the building or edifice to add support.

NEVER drop scaffolding components from heights when dismantling scaffolding as it could present a serious danger to persons below.

The standard scaffold board will have a maximum length of 3.9 meters and width of 225mm.

Equipment and property insurance are also necessary for scaffolding companies. These coverage packages protect your scaffolding business from financial ruin in the event that equipment is stolen, or is otherwise damaged at a jobsite.

To erect scaffolding on or over a public highway, you'll need to be issued with a license from your local Highway Authority.

Don't allow anyone to work on scaffolds during storms or in high winds, and don't allow anyone to move a scaffold while workers are on it unless it's been designed for that purpose.

By leaving a section of scaffolding platform open you will create a gap to rise and lower scaffolding components between levels.

In some cases scaffolding systems may require expensive anchor assemblies which are to be installed onto the building structure.

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