KwikUP Safety Guidelines
It shall be the responsibility of all users to read and comply with the following common sense guidelines which are designed to promote safety in the erecting, dismantling and use of scaffolds. These guidelines do not purport to be all-inclusive nor to supplant or replace other additional safety and precautionary measures to cover usual or unusual conditions. If these guidelines in any way conflict with any state, local, federal or other government statute or regulation, said statute or regulation shall supersede these guidelines and it shall be the responsibility of each user to comply therewith.
I. General Guidelines
- POST THESE SCAFFOLDING SAFETY GUIDELINES in a conspicuous place and be sure that all persons who erect, dismantle or use scaffolding are aware of them.
- FOLLOW ALL STATE, LOCAL AND FEDERAL CODES, ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS pertaining to scaffolding.
- SURVEY THE JOB SITE. A survey shall be made of the job site for hazards, such as untamped earth fills, ditches, debris, high tension wires, unguarded openings, and other hazardous conditions created by other trades. These conditions should be corrected or avoided as noted in the following sections.
- INSPECT ALL EQUIPMENT BEFORE USING. Never use any equipment that is damaged or defective in anyway. Remove it from the job site.
- SCAFFOLDS MUST BE ERECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DESIGN AND/OR MANUFACTURES’ RECOMMENDATIONS
- DO NOT ABUSE OR MISUSE THE SCAFFOLD EQUIPMENT.
- ERECTED SCAFFOLDS SHOULD BE CONTINUALLY INSPECTED by users to be sure that they are maintained in safe condition. Report any unsafe condition to your supervisor.
- NEVER TAKE CHANCES! IF IN DOUBT REGARDING THE SAFETY OR USE OF THE SCAFFOLD, CONSULT YOUR SCAFFOLD SUPPLIER.
- NEVER USE EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSE OR IN WAYS FOR WHICH IT WAS NOT INTENDED
- DO NOT WORK ON SCAFFOLDS if your physical condition is such that you feel dizzy or unsteady in anyway.
II. Guidelines for Erection and use of Scaffolds
- SCAFFOLD BASE MUST BE SET ON AN ADEQUATE SILL OR PAD to prevent slipping or sinking and fixed thereto required. Any part of a building or structure used to support the scaffold shall be capable of supporting the maximum intended load to be applied.
- USE ADJUSTING SCREWS or other approved methods instead if blocking to adjust to uneven ground conditions.
- BRACING LEVELING & PLUMBING OF FRAME SCAFFOLDS
- Plumb and level all scaffolds as the erection proceeds. Do not force frames or braces to fit _ level the scaffold until proper fit can easily be made.
- Each frame or panel shall be braced by horizontal bracing, cross bracing diagonal bracing or any combination thereof for securing vertical members together laterally. all brace connections shall be made secure in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
- BRACING, LEVELING & PLUMBING OF TUBE & CLAMP AND SYSTEM SCAFFOLDS