Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

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

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.

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.

Scaffolding bars may easily become destabilized, when they have not been assembled properly.

Any company found to be in violation of scaffolding regulations is likely to be issued with a fine by OSHA.

ALWAYS WARE A HARD HAT whenever you're erecting, dismantling or moving scaffolding.

It's impossible to erect a safe scaffold if the base rests on items like barrels, boxes, loose bricks, or concrete blocks.

By leaving a section of scaffolding platform open you will create a gap to rise and lower scaffolding components between levels.

It's also essential that anyone who will work on a scaffold over 12 feet take prior training and hold a competency certificate.

There are many types of small portable scaffolding towers that can be hired or purchased relatively cheaply for use in a domestic or DIY situation.

Scaffolding Articles

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