The Importance Of Scaffolding Safety

Scaffolding is essential for most construction work and can prove to be very dangerous. The biggest risks of scaffolding comes from the moving of loose scaffolding components, damaged scaffolding components, loss of the load, being struck by suspended materials, electrical shocks and incorrect setups.

Construction workers who assemble or dissemble scaffolding and work platforms at construction sites contactually face the risk of serious injuries and possibly death (which has been reported on many occasions due to big falls). This is why it is so important to find a professionally qualified scaffolding company with all the right qualifications. Safety is of the most importance.

Here are the main safety features of Scaffolding:

  • While safety harness systems provide assistance to workers they should not be the only control measure
  • Scaffolding should be fitted with guardrails
  • Hardhats should be worn at all times
  • Mesh, screens, intermediate vertical members or solid panels should be used to safeguard employees and the public at lower levels
  • Workers on suspended scaffolds must use a full arrest system as protection against the failure of the scaffold or its components
  • Fall protection is only as good as its anchorage, so ensure that harnesses are correctly and safety anchored
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