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Falls from a height, especially from independent scaffolding, continue to be the biggest killer on construction sites.

Scaffolding bars must always be supported on proprietary base plates to ensure the safety of the scaffolding when the scaffolding bars are used vertically.

When erecting mobile scaffolding ensure that all working platforms are tightly planked.

Scaffolding contractors can contract scaffold services and arrange scaffolding equipment hire on your behalf.

Independent scaffolding should be designed to prevent materials falling and be fitted with brickguards, netting or sheeting.

A suspended or swingstage scaffold has a platform that can be raised or lowered. An example of a suspended scaffold are those commonly used as a means to wash the outer windows on highrises.

Make sure that all scaffolding bars, tools, and materials are at least 10 feet away from energized power lines and that the power lines are also protected.

If scaffolding has been erected completely around a building, use 'stand off' bracing members to ensure that the scaffolding is restrained.

Scaffolding is used in the construction or repair of buildings and its main function is to support workers and their materials. However, a scaffolding structure is only ever intended to be a temporary measure.

Unfortunately thousands of injuries and even deaths occur each year on construction sites due to scaffolding accidents.

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