Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

As of late, the pressures within the construction industry have caused the cost of scaffolding to become relatively stable.

It may seem to be easy to erect and use scaffolding, but there are thousands of accidents caused each year by those who do not know how to erect scaffolding safely.

Scaffolding is designed to allow easy access to places that are not accessible by the use ladders.

Finding a scaffolding company that you can trust is very important when buying scaffolding, to ensure that you are buying a good quality product.

When you buy scaffolding that is second hand, always carefully inspect all parts of the scaffolding to ensure that it is in good condition.

Jobs such as removing or installing guttering, installing replacement windows, painting or demolition work should usually be carried out from independent scaffolding or mobile access equipment.

To erect scaffolding, a scaffolding company must first apply for an appropriate permit.

Scaffolding costs can be high and it is therefore important to read any customer reviews on each company you might consider to use to ensure you are dealing with a reliable company.

Take time to research the scaffold company you propose to use to ensure that it will meet all of your needs.

Since 1971, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has put a standard in place to help protect workers on scaffolds.

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