Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

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.

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.

Independent scaffolding is a supported scaffold consisting of a platform(s) resting on cross beams (bearers) supported by ledgers and a double row of uprights independent of support.

It is sensible for a competent, knowledgeable individual be responsible for inspecting portable scaffolding on a daily basis before each shift is due to begin.

Scaffolders should always adopt a safe system of work during the erection, altering and dismantling of independent scaffolding.

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.

Only use scaffolding boards that carry the mark of an approved grading agency.

You need to always be dealing with a scaffolding company which provides good, safe products which will allow you to trust those products for years to come.

Fixed scaffolds are constructed alongside a building and can be either independent or putlog.

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.

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