Scaffolding is crucial during construction of buildings and various other structures. In order to work safely, everyone at the construction site needs to follow basic safety guidelines. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has set standards that needs to be met to keep workers safe on scaffolding.
Few Basic Safety Tips
- For scaffolds which are higher than ten feet above the next lowest level, it is mandatory to have top rails, mid-rails and toe boards on all sides.
- Considering the height at which the worker works on a scaffold, it becomes very important to ensure the base of any standard scaffold to be sturdy and stable. To be safe, a scaffolding unit should only be built to a height that is 4 times the width of the structure.
- It is best to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safely setting up and dismantling the scaffold.
- In order to create a safe and reliable working environment, safety harness and guard rails for workers is highly recommended.
- A certified expert should check the level of the scaffold on a regular basis because a scaffold keeps on growing and hence a minor issue can cause huge damages.
Comprehensive training for all the construction workers and safety awareness is highly recommended.
KwikUP follows every safety standard associated with scaffolds to ensure a safe and reliable working environment. These safety rules protect the workers from injuries and avoid any downtime.