The safety of scaffolding installation is a major issue in the construction field as huge numbers of employees are killed every year from the accidents related to scaffolding. There are many factors related to the safety of scaffolding during the installation process.
The safe scaffolding does not result just from wish, it happens only with proper planning of the works throughout the process.We should plan properly from beginning to erect a safe and stable scaffolding.
Let us go through the following stages for the erection of a safe scaffolding :
Planning before scaffolding work starts can help to eliminate many of the associated health and safety risks. A scaffold plan should be prepared initially, which has to include a site layout plan, detailed elevation and sections of the scaffold. You may need to consult with scaffold designer, builder or principal contractor to prepare the scaffold plan. This scaffold plan should address all the issues like basis of plan, ground conditions and loading, supporting structure, access and egress, tying, bracing, type of scaffold and edge protection. I hope a leading scaffolding contractor in UAE can assist you further on this.
As per the above planning and design, the scaffolding work shall be carried out ensuring the following:
Workers must be provided with safe access to and egress from scaffold during the erection, use and dismantling of scaffolding.Temporary stairs or portable ladder access systems installed at the start of erection, progressed with the scaffold, and used by the scaffolder whenever possible.
If you are not confident about your skill and capability to install a safe scaffolding, you can have advise from a scaffolding contracting company.
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