Scaffolding platforms should consist of undressed 2x10s that have been properly inspected and graded. The maximum allowable gap between planks is 1".
Scaffolding systems that are correctly designed will have work levels which are decked with regulation sized planks and have appropriate access for workers.
Most scaffolding bars, particularly in North America, are usually connected with metal 'Clams' (clamps) which offer a versatile and effective method for the erection of scaffolding.
Place sole boards underneath the scaffolding framework if you're erecting scaffolding on soft or unstable ground. You could use regular scaffolding boards, however, they tend to a bit too long.
Safety is paramount in construction scaffolding as builders are dependent on their scaffolding for their own safety.
When erecting mobile scaffolding ensure that all working platforms are tightly planked.
Before purchasing or renting a particular scaffold, you must determine the scope of the project including your particular situation, budget, and needs.
Bear in mind, as the size of a construction project increases, so does the cost of scaffolding.
Make sure that you tailor your applications for jobs in scaffolding to those which are appropriate to your skills.
It is estimated that 65% of those employed in the construction industry frequently work on scaffolds.
Scaffolding is a vital requirement for any construction project. Unfortunately, scaffolding is not cheap! Find out more about the the ins and outs of hiring your own scaffolding, which of course, is the less costly option.
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- 17th August, 2012
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- 23rd June, 2012
Discover how scaffolding training can be a plus for employees and employers who work with scaffolding.
- 18th June, 2012
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- 20th June, 2012
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- 14th December, 2013
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- 26th December, 2013
The lowdown on how scaffolding is used in the construction industry.
- 20th June, 2012