Posts made in May, 2013

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Scaffold Foundations

Posted on May 30, 2013 | 0 comments

The foundation is the supporting structure on which a scaffold is erected. To ensure scaffold stability, the scaffolder must first ensure a sound foundation. Scaffold foundations must be adequate to carry and distribute the loads imposed at each standard and of the whole loaded scaffold. An inadequate foundation can cause a scaffold to collapse. To ensure an adequate foundation, consideration should be given to the intended use of the scaffold and the environment in which it is to be erected. To work out whether the supporting surface or foundation is adequate, consideration should be...

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General Cleaning and Repairs of Your Scaffolding

Posted on May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Scaffold components must be regularly cleaned and inspected to ensure they are maintained in optimum condition and working order. Care of scaffold components will provide a safe and reliable scaffolding system. All components should be regularly inspected and cleaned. In cases of severe deterioration, the components should be discarded. Superficial cleaning should be carried out by scraping, brushing or other abrasive methods which do not affect any surface treatment such as galvanising.Clean the threads on adjustable baseplates by wire brushing. Keep the scaffold as clean as possible...

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