It is sensible for a competent, knowledgeable individual be responsible for inspecting portable scaffolding on a daily basis before each shift is due to begin.
Any company found to be in violation of scaffolding regulations is likely to be issued with a fine by OSHA.
Whether you erect scaffolding, or run a business that rents scaffolding, make sure you purchase the insurance programs and coverages that will suit the needs and risks of your business.
All independent scaffolding requires bracing to help prevent them from collapsing.
Never cut corners when erecting DIY scaffolding by leaving out cross braces or out riggers which give stability to the structure.
Scaffolding costs can be greatly reduced if you 'do it yourself' - however, be warned that if anyone other than yourself uses the scaffolding you will have to ensure that all the current scaffolding regulations, especially with regard to safety, are adhered to - otherwise your scaffolding costs could be more than just financial.
When erecting DIY scaffolding, it should be erected on firm, level ground.
There are an increasing number of reports of accidents linked to bamboo scaffolding. Mainly due to the use of poor quality bamboo.
In the interest of staff, it is a company's legal duty to ensure that all safe scaffolding practices are carried out.
Make sure that all scaffolding bars, tools, and materials are at least 10 feet away from energized power lines and that the power lines are also protected.
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
- 14th December, 2013
A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.
- 20th June, 2012
Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.
- 26th October, 2012
If your unsure about putting up scaffolding correctly and safely you may consider using the services of a scaffolding erector.
- 13th December, 2013
What to keep in mind when looking for a job in scaffolding.
- 23rd June, 2012
It's worth taking the time to choose a good scaffolding supplier thus ensuring you get high quality product at the best possible price.
- 16th December, 2013
Before scaffolding can be used an inspection must be carried out by a qualified inspector. So what exactly is covered during an inspection?
- 10th October, 2013
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012
Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.
- 18th June, 2012