Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

Because scaffolding is such an integral component to most major construction jobs, scaffolding costs are becoming much more competitive.

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.

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.

You must ensure that the scaffolding is secured to building when the height of the scaffolding exceeds four times the minimum base width.

Hoop irons (or nail plates) are a protective metal plate fitted to the end of a scaffolding board.

Fixed scaffolds are constructed alongside a building and can be either independent or putlog.

It is always advisable to assign a qualified employee oversee scaffolding erection and dismantling.

Low prices from a scaffold companies may well mean that you will not get the service or safety that you require. However, this isn't always the case, but make sure that you research your scaffold companies carefully.

Never cut corners when erecting DIY scaffolding by leaving out cross braces or out riggers which give stability to the structure.

A suspended or swingstage scaffold has a platform that can be raised or lowered. An example of a suspended scaffold are those commonly used as a means to wash the outer windows on highrises.

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