Scaffolding is an important element of most construction sites, providing temporary support to the structure as well as allowing builders access to heights and providing a platform on which to carry construction materials. When improperly erected, scaffolding can pose a major safety hazard.
At Tauranga Scaffolding, we are experts in both commercial and residential scaffolding and are ready to share some of our top tips to erect scaffold at your next job site safely.
Inspect The Area
Before getting started, it’s important to survey the work area. Look for any unstable ground, ditches, loose soil, potholes or other foundation problems that would leave the scaffolding vulnerable or unsteady. Clear the area of any vehicles or machinery to ensure no property damage occurs.
Check The Weather Conditions
The last thing you want is to be erecting scaffold during a downpour! Be sure to know exactly what you’re in for when it comes to the weather. It’s important to check the forecast for the entire day, even if the weather seems fine at the moment.
Inspect The Scaffolding Itself
Before you start to erect the scaffold, give it a thorough inspection. Look for imperfections, damage or problem areas to each base, pole and bracket. Any issues should be reported to a supervisor or site foreman before continuing the erection process.
Keeping workers safe should be a top priority. Any employee working at heights or erecting scaffold should obtain the relevant licences or qualifications and be familiar with the relevant safety procedures. It is essential that all employees have the correct personal protective equipment such as hard hats, safety boots, safety harnesses and such.
Familiarise Yourself With Relevant Regulations And Standards
Before beginning work on a job site, be sure to check your area’s standards and regulations. It’s important to do these checks before every job in case any have been altered or updated.
When it comes to scaffold, we at Tauranga Scaffolding are your local experts. We pride ourselves on our reputation for providing the safest scaffolding possible for our clients, no matter their budget or project schedule.
When the time comes to erect scaffold for your project, it’s essential to be able to trust in the scaffolding business you are working with. At Tauranga Scaffolding, you can expect nothing short of exceptional quality workmanship, service and results. Find out more about our scaffolding services or get in touch with us to request a quote.