Scaffold Safety Checklist
Price is always a consideration when choosing a scaffold company - make sure that the scaffold company that you choose will not compromise on service or safety.
A system scaffolding construction can incorporate varying distances between legs for maximum flexibility.
Access ladders should extend about 1 m above the working platform of independent scaffolding in order to provide a handhold for people getting on and off.
It's also essential that anyone who will work on a scaffold over 12 feet take prior training and hold a competency certificate.
By the use of mobile scaffolding a reduced physical stress and larger working area can be gained.
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.
If your business is scaffold rental equipment, you must ensure that you have consulted with an expert scaffolding insurance broker or agent to arrive at the best possible coverage decisions for your company.
It is always advisable to assign a qualified employee oversee scaffolding erection and dismantling.
Scaffolding bars can be used horizontally, vertically and diagonally using a variety of clamps including swivel clams, right angle clams and straight connectors.
Falls from a height, especially from independent scaffolding, continue to be the biggest killer on construction sites.
Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.
- 21st June, 2012
Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.
- 26th October, 2012
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- 13th December, 2013
Scaffolding is a vital requirement for any construction project. Unfortunately, scaffolding is not cheap! Find out more about the the ins and outs of hiring your own scaffolding, which of course, is the less costly option.
- 16th April, 2013
The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.
- 20th June, 2012
What to ask to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding product at the cheapest possible price.
- 4th January, 2013
What to keep in mind when looking for a job in scaffolding.
- 23rd June, 2012
It's worth taking the time to choose a good scaffolding supplier thus ensuring you get high quality product at the best possible price.
- 16th December, 2013
Find out how you can benefit from taking a scaffolding course.
- 20th June, 2012
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
- 11th January, 2013