The DON’Ts That Govern Scaffolding Rental RI

by Larry Chetan Business
Construction sites have standards set by different bodies to ensure the safety of all workers, site visitors, and the surrounding. It is the responsibility of every site owner to ensure that the rules and regulations are followed to the letter. One of the steps of doing this is by ensuring the safe use of scaffolding systems whenever they are present. If you are dealing with an experienced dealer in scaffolding rental RI, they will be in a better position to take you through the DOs and DON'Ts of using scaffolding. Here are some of the primary DON'T's if you need to ensure your workers, site visitors, and the surrounding are safe.

First, you should do not leave anything on the scaffold at the end of every shift. This includes tools or any building materials that you might have been using. The items might be potentially blown off and cause accidents or tripping for anyone below or using the scaffold the next shift.

Never overload the scaffold systems. Proper training should also be given to anyone who will be using the systems on the maximum load as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Scaffolds in most cases will be able to support weight at least four times the maximum intended load.

You should never use ladders or boxes to increase the height of your working level. If there is some height you cannot reach, it is advisable to request your supervisor or the system managers to raise the platform. Also, avoid using stilts unless the guardrails have been extended to a height equal to that of the stilts.

If the scaffold appears damaged in any way, never attempt to use it. If it seems to have been tampered with or some components such as to e-boards, guardrails, planking, protective canopies, or debris net are missing, do not allow anyone to use them. It is essential to notify the supervisor or the personnel managing them to have them fixed. You should also avoid tampering or trying to repair the scaffolds yourself unless you are trained and qualified.

Never attempt to climb, walk along, or work on scaffold frames covered in snow, ice, water, or mu. Worn out wood can also be extremely slippery if wet and should be avoided too. Make sure that any ice, snow, mud, or other debris including wet leaves is removed thoroughly before each use. To make sure everyone is on the safe side, avoid using the scaffolding systems during adverse weather conditions such as sleet, heavy rain, strong winds, or icy snow.

If you are working on an already existing building, make sure nobody is working there. If it is an addition to an old structure, for example, a hospital, you can employ the use of containment to keep the other site workers safe.

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