Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

It may be more convenient to buy scaffolding rather than rent it.

OSHA states that scaffolds can be erected, moved, dismantled, or altered only under the supervision and direction of a "competent person." A "competent person" is someone who can identify hazards and is authorized to take prompt action to eliminate them.

Anyone using portable scaffolding could be putting themselves or others in danger if they have not been properly trained in its use.

It is important to undergo the hands on portion of scaffolding training which is required by OSHA to demonstrate competency.

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

When you buy scaffolding, do not mix different types of scaffolding that are not designed to match.

Be sure that when you research a scaffold companies you keep in mind your own needs for scaffolding - make sure the scaffold companies will be able to be flexible enough to accommodate what YOU want from them.

A good scaffolding design should provide a way for workers to climb from platform to platform with ease.

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.

Bamboo scaffolding is very popular in Hong Kong. Surprisingly, buildings up to fifty stories in height can be seen covered in a complex structure of bamboo scaffolding.

Scaffolding Articles

Rolling Scaffolding
The Lowdown on Rolling Scaffolding

Rolling scaffolding is a highly versatile mobile working platform popular with tradesman and DIY enthusiasts alike.

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Scaffolding Services
Scaffolding Services - What Can They Offer Me?

It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.

  • 14th December, 2013
How to Erect Scaffolding

Make sure your scaffolding is erected correctly to ensure you finish the job efficiently and safely.

  • 21st June, 2012
Scaffolding Towers
A Guide to Scaffolding Towers

Whether your a builder, tradesman or DIY enthusiast scaffolding towers provide a safe platform to work at height.

  • 13th December, 2013
Hiring Scaffolding
Cutting the Costs by Hiring Scaffolding

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
Aluminum Scaffolding
How Aluminum Scaffolding is Used in Construction

Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.

  • 18th September, 2012
Buying Scaffolding

A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.

  • 20th June, 2012
Secondhand Scaffolding
Cutting the Costs With Secondhand Scaffolding

Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.

  • 3rd August, 2012
Scaffolding For Sale
Scaffolding for Sale - Purchasing Advice

In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.

  • 11th January, 2013
Scaffolding Suppliers
Buying From Scaffolding Suppliers

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