Scaffold Safety Checklist
Falling object and unsure ground are amongst the main cause of accidents when erecting and using DIY scaffolding.
To prevent accidents every scaffolder should be familiar with scaffolding regulations.
On any major project, scaffolding costs will be a primary expense and you will need to consider whether your scaffolding costs might be reduced if you hire in.
Unfortunately thousands of injuries and even deaths occur each year on construction sites due to scaffolding accidents.
A scaffolding rental company has the knowledge and equipment to swiftly set up and dismantle scaffolding.
It is always advisable to assign a qualified employee oversee scaffolding erection and dismantling.
Equipment and property insurance are also necessary for scaffolding companies. These coverage packages protect your scaffolding business from financial ruin in the event that equipment is stolen, or is otherwise damaged at a jobsite.
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.
To make sure a construction site is safe and accident free; always employ qualified people to erect scaffolding.
If you run a scaffolding business it's in your best interest to quote accurately as well as competitively. This is because many of your clients will obtain quotes from other scaffolding firms.
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- 4th January, 2013
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- 16th April, 2013
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