ALWAYS WARE A HARD HAT whenever you're erecting, dismantling or moving 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.
It's also essential that anyone who will work on a scaffold over 12 feet take prior training and hold a competency certificate.
Make sure that you know how to erect scaffolding safely before you undertake any building or maintenance works that require the use of scaffolding.
Independent scaffolds should also be secured or tied to the structure under repair or construction at various intervals to lend support to its overall stability.
Falling object and unsure ground are amongst the main cause of accidents when erecting and using DIY scaffolding.
Scaffolding is designed to allow easy access to places that are not accessible by the use ladders.
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.
You can cover the ends of scaffolding tubes high density polyethylene covers which just snap on. This creates a safer working environment.
You must ensure that the scaffolding is secured to building when the height of the scaffolding exceeds four times the minimum base width.
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
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