The independent scaffold has standards or uprights on both sides of its working platforms. This allows the independent scaffold to remain upright without support from the building under construction or repair.
Vertical scaffolding tubes must be supported on proprietary base plates to ensure the safety of the scaffolding.
73% of construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents alleged that the scaffolding accident was caused by faulty planking of from being hit bay a falling object.
When a scaffolding accident is reported the responsibility will often lie with the scaffolding companies, architects or engineers.
Scaffolding rental is a service which is made use of by many companies which call for safe and dependable scaffolding equipment.
Scaffolding is used in the construction or repair of buildings and its main function is to support workers and their materials. However, a scaffolding structure is only ever intended to be a temporary measure.
In some Asian countries, historically, scaffolding bars made of bamboo have been used to construct high rise buildings, and are still used even today.
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 planning to use portable scaffolding should be trained by a properly qualified person.
Unfortunately thousands of injuries and even deaths occur each year on construction sites due to scaffolding accidents.
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