Safety is paramount in construction scaffolding as builders are dependent on their scaffolding for their own safety.
ALWAYS WARE A HARD HAT whenever you're erecting, dismantling or moving scaffolding.
In some Asian countries, historically, scaffolding bars made of bamboo have been used to construct high rise buildings, and are still used even today.
You can cover the ends of scaffolding tubes high density polyethylene covers which just snap on. This creates a safer working environment.
Never use unstable objects such as bricks or boxes to support DIY scaffolding.
Any safety feature that can be applied to a scaffolding plank will add to its value.
Guard rails should be provided when working on scaffolding over the height of 10 feet. Otherwise, each worker must be protected by a fall protection system.
There are a number of scaffolding types available. Therefore it's always advisable to familiarize yourself with the hazards associated with the scaffold type you're using.
Demand for scaffolding training at present is very high. It's even beginning to exceed supply with CITB-Construction Skills.
Make sure that all workers are aware of the new 'fall zone' when moving portable scaffolding.
Aluminum is strong, durable and lightweight making it an ideal material for scaffolding.
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- 16th December, 2013
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- 14th December, 2013
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- 20th June, 2012
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- 26th October, 2012
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- 20th June, 2012
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- 17th August, 2012
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- 21st June, 2012
Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.
- 18th June, 2012