Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

Overall, scaffolding costs, like any other construction cost, will vary from project to project and whether you hire out or do it yourself.

The width of the boards will always determine the width of the scaffolding structure. It is recommended that the width scaffolding should be no less than 600mm. A four board scaffold would be 870mm.

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

Decide on the type of scaffolding you want to buy from the many types available.

Scaffolding platforms should consist of undressed 2x10s that have been properly inspected and graded. The maximum allowable gap between planks is 1".

Scaffolding tubes are usually connected with metal 'Clams' (clamps) which offer a versatile and effective method for the erection of scaffolding.

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.

By storing your scaffolding components close to your work area will help reduce distances over which loads have to be manually moved.

It's impossible to erect a safe scaffold if the base rests on items like barrels, boxes, loose bricks, or concrete blocks.

Always take the time to familiarize yourself with the scaffolding regulations.

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