Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

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.

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.

If you become a victim of a scaffolding accident and you're able to prove that your employer is to blame then it's likely you'll to be entitled to compensation.

Scaffolding is used in the construction or repair of buildings and its main function is to support workers and their materials. However, a scaffolding structure is only ever intended to be a temporary measure.

The trickiest part of any scaffolding job is the scaffolding design.

Hanging bracket scaffolds may have horizontal structures that are supported by the floors of the building or other edifice under construction or repair.

Do not use second hand scaffolding with parts from different manufacturers.

Independent scaffolding should be designed to prevent materials falling and be fitted with brickguards, netting or sheeting.

To prevent workers from slipping it's essential for a scaffolding plank to have a non slip surface.

Not only is it important to purchase or rent the correct type of scaffolding to insure that the job is done correctly, but also to maintain the safety of the construction workers employed on the job.

Scaffolding Articles

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  • 17th August, 2012
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  • 18th September, 2012
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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
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  • 13th December, 2013
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Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.

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What to ask to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding product at the cheapest possible price.

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Scaffolding Erectors and the Services They Provide

If your unsure about putting up scaffolding correctly and safely you may consider using the services of a scaffolding erector.

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