Make sure that all workers are aware of the new 'fall zone' when moving portable scaffolding.
DIY scaffolding will require the use of guard rails, toe boards and safety mesh or net to prevent accidents.
Scaffolds are erected of easily assembled structures of steel or timber.
There are two primary categories of scaffolding, fixed and mobile.
Skimping on price can be costly both economically and emotionally if there were to be an injury or death due to improper or faulty scaffolding.
How to erect scaffolding is the main question asked by those proposing to undertake DIY scaffolding.
The width of the boards will always determine the width of the scaffolding structure. It is recommended that the width scaffolding should be no less than 600mm. A four board scaffold would be 870mm.
Hanging bracket scaffolds should be designed by an engineer and include load testing and other safety measures.
A conventional scaffolding system will be made of a number of sections which are stacked up to build a framework to a desired height.
Always make sure system scaffolding is designed and erected within the guidelines of the manufactures handbook.
A look at what factors to consider when buying scaffolding.
- 20th June, 2012
Whether your a builder, tradesman or DIY enthusiast scaffolding towers provide a safe platform to work at height.
- 13th December, 2013
What to keep in mind when looking for a job in scaffolding.
- 23rd June, 2012
What to ask to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding product at the cheapest possible price.
- 4th January, 2013
In this article we look at a number of considerations you'll need to take onboard before purchasing scaffolding.
- 11th January, 2013
A general guide to the use of scaffold boards including maintenance and safety tips.
- 17th August, 2012
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
- 18th September, 2012
Not only are scaffolding regulations important to follow they are also a legal requirement.
- 26th October, 2012
Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.
- 3rd August, 2012
Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.
- 23rd June, 2012