Scaffolds are an inherent part of constructing or repairing any structure. They significantly increase the efficiency of any project. However, there are a few do’s and don’ts that one should stick to when using different types of scaffolding.
Top of the list is drawing up a scaffolding safety checklist and sticking to it. For instance, scaffolding safety requirements mandate that you don’t get on a scaffold without wearing adequate PPE, which is an acronym for personal protective equipment. Examples of PPE include safety jackets, helmets and anti-slip shoes.
In addition to these rules, there are also a few other scaffolding safety tips that you can implement for greater safety. These include getting your scaffolding examined by a qualified expert, using a full-body harness and making sure the surface beneath your scaffolding is smooth, even and, if possible, paved. After all, for the scaffolding to be stable, the surface on which it stands needs to be even as well. It is also advisable to get people working on your project to undergo some sort of scaffolding safety training if they haven’t already. The infographic below touches upon these and some other basic rules of scaffolding.
If you’d like to know more about setting up a scaffolding, get in touch with us today. Up Scaffolding is a leading provider of scaffolding in Essex. Our personnel have spent years setting up, inspecting and dismantling scaffolds and can help ensure your project goes off smoothly and safely. We also offer a scaffolding hire option. Call us today for a ‘Free’ quote and expert assistance with your project.