Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

Scaffoldings are structures that are temporarily erected for repair, construction or decoration of commercial buildings, homes or other edifices.

A scaffolding company that fails to comply with legislation could cost them dearly. Especially in the case of a fatality where there is no evidence of scaffolding training.

Since 1971, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has put a standard in place to help protect workers on scaffolds.

Be aware that scaffolding firms may be able to hire scaffolding poles out to you at very low cost.

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.

It is estimated that 65% of those employed in the construction industry frequently work on scaffolds.

For light duty tasks, aluminum scaffolding is an ideal choice. Strong and quick to assemble it can easily be moved from location to location.

Always make sure system scaffolding is designed and erected within the guidelines of the manufactures handbook.

Carefully inspect all scaffolding boards for damage and wear when you buy scaffolding second hand.

If you become a victim of a scaffolding accident and you're able to prove that your employer is to blame then it's likely you'll to be entitled to compensation.

Scaffolding Articles

Aluminum Scaffolding
How Aluminum Scaffolding is Used in Construction

Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.

  • 18th September, 2012
Construction Scaffolding

The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.

  • 20th June, 2012
Scaffolding Suppliers
Buying From Scaffolding Suppliers

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
Buying Scaffolding

A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.

  • 20th June, 2012
Taking Scaffolding Courses

Find out how you can benefit from taking a scaffolding course.

  • 20th June, 2012
Scaffolding Health and Safety

Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.

  • 23rd June, 2012
Scaffolding Training Offers Multiple Benefits

Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.

  • 18th June, 2012
Rolling Scaffolding
The Lowdown on Rolling Scaffolding

Rolling scaffolding is a highly versatile mobile working platform popular with tradesman and DIY enthusiasts alike.

  • 26th December, 2013
Scaffolding Inspection
What is Covered by a Scaffolding Inspection?

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
Scaffolding Towers
A Guide to Scaffolding Towers

Whether your a builder, tradesman or DIY enthusiast scaffolding towers provide a safe platform to work at height.

  • 13th December, 2013