Repeated reports of scaffolding accidents state that. 'Scaffolding that was improperly constructed, and negligently maintained.'
Never cut corners when erecting DIY scaffolding by leaving out cross braces or out riggers which give stability to the structure.
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.
When you buy scaffolding, do not mix different types of scaffolding that are not designed to match.
When you first look at a scaffolding structure it can seem that it's supporting the building. It's only when you take a closer look you'll find it doesn't.
It is crucial that proper inspection of scaffolding bars is carried out before and after their erection.
By storing your scaffolding components close to your work area will help reduce distances over which loads have to be manually moved.
Scaffolding is fairly easy to erect and shorter towers can even be set up by two unskilled people. In most instances though, when scaffolding is being used on the construction or remodeling of a tall building, only trained professionals are allowed to erect the towers.
If your business is scaffold rental equipment, you must ensure that you have consulted with an expert scaffolding insurance broker or agent to arrive at the best possible coverage decisions for your company.
Equipment and property insurance are also necessary for scaffolding companies. These coverage packages protect your scaffolding business from financial ruin in the event that equipment is stolen, or is otherwise damaged at a jobsite.
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