Safety News You Can Use- Scaffolding Safety

Scaffolding Safety is number 3 on OSHA’S Top Ten Violations List. Here are a few tips to consider when erecting that all in important scaffolding for the job,

  • All employees working on or around scaffolds will be trained in safe work procedures and hazards of working on and around scaffolds.
  • Guardrails between 39” and 45”, midrails and toeboards must be provided on all open sides and end of each scaffold that are 10 or more feet above the floor.
  • Scaffolds using cross ties as guarding must be equipped with either a top rail or a midrail in addition to the cross ties.
  • Only components from the same manufacturer matching the scaffold are to be used. These are to be inspected prior to use and approved by a Competent Person. Any scaffold including accessories such as braces, bracket trusses, screw legs, ladders damaged or weakened from any cause shall be immediately repaired or replaced.
  • All scaffolds and supports will be capable of supporting the load they are designed to carry with a safety factor of at least 4.
  • Scaffold platforms are not to be cluttered with tools, material or other loose objects.
  • Materials being hoisted onto a scaffold must have a tag line.
  • All scaffolds must be erected on suitable bases, accurately, spaced and maintained plumb.
  • SCAFFOLDS MUST BE PLACED SO THAT NO MATERIALS OR WORKER COULD FALL BETWEEN THE STRUCTURE AND SCAFFOLD TO THE GROUND BELOW.

 

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