Scaffold Safety Checklist

Scaffold Safety Checklist

The purpose of construction scaffolding is to provide a safe working platform to help builders in the construction of buildings.

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.

On surfaces such a hard concrete it's possible to use scaffolding without base plates. However, it is recommended to always use base plates.

It may seem easy to erect and use DIY scaffolding but thousands of accidents occur each year on scaffolding.

The trickiest part of any scaffolding job is the scaffolding design.

Whether you are a scaffolding rental company or you're a laborer responsible for renting scaffolding for job sites, it's imperative that you purchase comprehensive insurance packages.

Scaffolding tubes can be used horizontally, vertically and diagonally using a variety of clamps including swivel clams.

Scaffolding tubes are now usually constructed of galvanised steel but historically have been made of wooded staves and bamboo.

It's always difficult to determine the durability of steal and mild steel scaffolding.

Guard rails should be provided when working on scaffolding over the height of 10 feet. Otherwise, each worker must be protected by a fall protection system.

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