Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

Scaffolding bars must always be supported on proprietary base plates to ensure the safety of the scaffolding when the scaffolding bars are used vertically.

A scaffolding framework is usually made from a series of metal poles and wooden planks which act as working platforms.

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.

There are scaffolding safety videos available which cover topicsvsuch as: Erecting and maintaining scaffolds, Responsibilities of scaffold experts, Walkways, Personal fall arrest systems.

If your business is scaffold rental equipment, you must ensure that you have consulted with an expert scaffolding insurance broker or agent to arrive at the best possible coverage decisions for your company.

There are training courses available on the erection of scaffolding, and many safety rules and regulations to be adhered to. In most countries, there will be random checks conducted on the scaffolding on industrial construction sites to ensure that they meet all their safety regulation requirements.

Where scaffolding towers are concerned workers must be capable in the building and use of such towers.

Always ensure that DIY scaffold is properly secured, with outriggers as necessary, before use.

Scaffolding accidents within the construction industry are likely to be caused by a lack of appropriate safety checks and negligent poor structure.

Clamp connectors are inexpensive to manufacture and have a long life. They are suitable to use with just about any scaffolding design.

Scaffolding Articles

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