Swing Stage Safety Guidelines for a Safer Work Siteby Larry Chetan Business
One of the most serious issues in the construction industry is safety. The safety of the workers, visitors to the sites, as well as the surrounding. To show how serious it can be, different governing bodies have put into place various measures to ensure that safety. Agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have put stringent measures which include the use of scaffolds, swingstages, and other equipment that ensure everyone is protected from unforeseen circumstances. In matters swingstage, below are some of the general guidelines that you should have in place before using them.
To begin with, it is always advisable to consult your scaffold supplier if you are in any doubt. It is not a good idea installing the stages before consulting the professionals. In most cases though, a rental company will explain the procedures, give you the user manuals, and if possible, assign their personnel to work with them for you.
Secondly, ensure that everyone follows the equipment manufacturer's terms of usage and recommendations. In addition, the local, national, federal, or provincial codes should also be followed to the letter. There are some ordinances in almost every county and state that pertain to the use of suspended scaffolds.
Thirdly, make sure you inspect all the equipment before each use. After each day of usage, you can have a routine check or do it the following day to check that all is in order. It is hazardous to use equipment that have developed faults during usage and ignore the aftermath that might hit you. If you take them as non-issues, you will have a countless number of suits to deal with, and some will never let you go free.
Always ensure fall arrest systems are in place too whenever a suspended scaffold is in use. Remember also to have your workers trained on the same as well as on how to safely operate the systems without the risk of falling. The workers should also inform you or the site manager if they are feeling sick, dizzy, or unsteady in any way. If anyone appears to be impaired in any way, either by drugs or other substances, do not allow them to work on the systems.
Lastly, survey the job site all the time to check for hazards waiting to happen. The risks you should beware of are hanging and expose electrical cables,unguarded roof edges, missing tieback anchorages, and strong winds. You should also check the buildings for any openings that are hazardous, obstructions that might overload or tip the swing stages, or potential falling objects. For maximum protection both in the inside and outside, you can go a notch further for fence rentals. They will help you protect the surrounding and avoid third-party accidents.
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