Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

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.

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.

Make sure your construction team is doing its part to incorporate scaffolding safety into its daily work regimen.

NEVER drop scaffolding components from heights when dismantling scaffolding as it could present a serious danger to persons below.

Scaffolding costs can be high and it is therefore important to read any customer reviews on each company you might consider to use to ensure you are dealing with a reliable company.

Light duty scaffolding is ideal for quick erection requirements. Well known for its strength it is also light weight and can be shifted form location to location with ease.

Never cut corners when erecting DIY scaffolding by leaving out cross braces or out riggers which give stability to the structure.

Although there are many scaffolding safety regulations, a large number of serious injuries and even fatalities will occur on scaffolding each year.

When finding a scaffolding company you will to decide exactly what you want from them in terms of service, safety and peace of mind.

Overall, scaffolding costs, like any other construction cost, will vary from project to project and whether you hire out or do it yourself.

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