If you don't know how to erect scaffolding, always ask a professional in order to avoid accidents.
As of late, the pressures within the construction industry have caused the cost of scaffolding to become relatively stable.
When installing scaffolding, place vertical ties at the ends of the scaffolding. These ties should only be removed when the scaffolding is dismantled.
Scaffolding is fairly easy to erect and shorter towers can even be set up by two unskilled people. In most instances though, when scaffolding is being used on the construction or remodeling of a tall building, only trained professionals are allowed to erect the towers.
Carefully inspect all scaffolding boards for damage and wear when you buy scaffolding second hand.
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.
Always ensure that scaffolding erection meet all requirements set out by OSHA.
The width of the boards will always determine the width of the scaffolding structure. It is recommended that the width scaffolding should be no less than 600mm. A four board scaffold would be 870mm.
NEVER use scaffolding components that are damaged.
Independent scaffolding is a supported scaffold consisting of a platform(s) resting on cross beams (bearers) supported by ledgers and a double row of uprights independent of support.
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