Posts made in June, 2013

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Storage of Scaffold Components

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 | 0 comments

Proper storage of scaffolding equipment helps to ensure that scaffolding is safe and fit to be used. Improperly stored equipment can result in damage, loss of equipment strength, and loss of safe operation. Whether the storage is in a rental building, a scaffolder’s warehouse, or at the job site, the following conditions should always be met: • Store equipment so that it is easily accessible. • Allow for the safe movement of trucks, forklifts or other handling equipment. • Do not obscure access/egress points, emergency exits, safety signs and warnings or emergency equipment...

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Scaffold – Setting Up The Work Area

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Step 1: Check the unloading site and ensure safety measures are implemented Check into the site, advising the site manager or supervisor of delivery of scaffold components. Check with the site manager or supervisor the location of the unloading zone. This should be in close proximity to the erection site to reduce manual handling. Undertake site induction if this is the first time on the site. Seek information about the worksite and conditions to verify scaffold requirements. Proceed to the unloading area. Check the area designated for unloading. Ensure the unloading procedure and...

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