Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

If the scaffold is 4 times as high as its base is wide, outriggers should be installed to increase the scaffold's width.

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

You should expect wooden scaffolding planks to have a shorter useable life than the scaffolding framework.

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

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

There are three standard sizes of scaffolding boards, they are 63mm, 50mm, and 38mm.

Try putting an add in the wanted notices in you local hardware stores if you want to buy used scaffolding.

In general you can use steel scaffolding and mild steel scaffolding up to ten stories. Any higher workers must take extra supportive measures.

When you buy scaffolding that is used, check it out for rust, damaged or distorted parts before you buy.

Place sole boards underneath the scaffolding framework if you're erecting scaffolding on soft or unstable ground. You could use regular scaffolding boards, however, they tend to a bit too long.

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