Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

Bamboo scaffolding is a highly redundant structural system.

Buying your own scaffolding can prove to be cheaper and save you thousands.

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.

Ensure that the scaffold company you propose to use has a good history in terms of reputation service and safety.

Scaffolding platforms should consist of undressed 2x10s that have been properly inspected and graded. The maximum allowable gap between planks is 1".

Make sure that when you buy scaffolding that has been used that all the pieces are from the same manufacture.

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

Only apply for jobs in scaffolding with companies that adhere to the rules of the workplace and current legislation.

Safety is paramount in construction scaffolding as builders are dependent on their scaffolding for their own safety.

It's advisable to flip any scaffolding planks closest to the building wall onto their sides. This will prevent any rain from splashing onto the mortar during the course of a rain storm.

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