Setting Up Scaffolding

Setting Up Scaffolding

Take time to research scaffold companies you might decide to use to ensure that they will meet all of your needs.

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

When using portable scaffolding, safety and general regulations must be adhered to in order to avoid injury to anyone using it.

Common causes of scaffolding accidents include; insecure bracing, faulty equipment, forgotten safety components, faulty planking and shoddy construction materials.

You must ensure that the scaffolding is secured to building when the height of the scaffolding exceeds four times the minimum base width.

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

All employees should wear protective headgear, like hard hats, at all times when working on or around portable scaffolding.

When you buy scaffolding, it is much more convenient to move and re-erect it with your own labor force.

When you buy scaffolding for indoor working, the scaffolding will come with locking wheels which make moving it around easier.

Soleplates are used at the base of the upright scaffolding poles to help distribute weight and minimize damage to the surface.

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