To erect scaffolding on or over a public highway, you'll need to be issued with a license from your local Highway Authority.
Do not move portable scaffolding until all persons working on the scaffolding are safely on the ground.
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.
Make sure that you buy scaffolding that is appropriate for the task.
When erecting mobile scaffolding ensure that all working platforms are tightly planked.
Liability insurance is an essential part of a scaffold company's insurance coverage. This type of insurance protects your company in the event that a third party on or near your jobsite is injured or killed because of your scaffolding.
Make sure that all workers are aware of the new 'fall zone' when moving portable scaffolding.
A good scaffolding rental company will be able to give you an exact date when the scaffolding will be delivered, and will also agree to give you a guarantee that if they do not deliver on the correct day you will receive some financial compensation.
Soleplates are used at the base of the upright scaffolding poles to help distribute weight and minimize damage to the surface.
Independent scaffolding should be designed to prevent materials falling and be fitted with brickguards, netting or sheeting.
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