When estimating your budget on scaffolding, make sure not to put price before safety.
All independent scaffolding should be designed, erected, altered and dismantled by competent people, with all independent scaffolding work under the supervision of a 'competent person'.
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.
When erecting DIY scaffolding, it should be erected on firm, level ground.
In most cases, bamboo scaffolding shouldn't be used on buildings that are over eight stories in height.
The independent scaffold has standards or uprights on both sides of its working platforms. This allows the independent scaffold to remain upright without support from the building under construction or repair.
Scaffolding companies are beginning to use light prefabricated equipment to make a job less labour intensive.
There are variations on each types of scaffolding. Its important to decide the type of scaffold for each job as a life will depend on it.
On surfaces such a hard concrete it's possible to use scaffolding without base plates. However, it is recommended to always use base plates.
Demand for scaffolding training at present is very high. It's even beginning to exceed supply with CITB-Construction Skills.
If your unsure about putting up scaffolding correctly and safely you may consider using the services of a scaffolding erector.
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- 20th June, 2012
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- 23rd June, 2012
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- 10th October, 2013
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- 14th December, 2013
Find out why using secondhand scaffolding can help make savings on your construction project.
- 3rd August, 2012
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- 4th January, 2013
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- 16th April, 2013
Follow these guidelines to help make your workplace is an accident free zone.
- 23rd June, 2012