Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

When selecting scaffolding components, make sure that they have been constructed the requirements of the ASTM and ANSI.

To make sure a construction site is safe and accident free; always employ qualified people to erect scaffolding.

All independent scaffolding should be designed, erected, altered and dismantled by competent people, with all independent scaffolding work under the supervision of a 'competent person'.

Make sure that you tailor your applications for jobs in scaffolding to those which are appropriate to your skills.

Where scaffolding towers are concerned workers must be capable in the building and use of such towers.

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

Even the Romans used scaffolding in their construction projects!

There are an increasing number of reports of accidents linked to bamboo scaffolding. Mainly due to the use of poor quality bamboo.

You can always check with the manufacture if you need to know the load capacities of scaffolding components.

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

Scaffolding Articles

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