Ensure Safe Installation and Dismantling of Scaffold with C&N Scaffolding Hire

April 28, 2022

The construction of buildings and structures must be done properly and safely to avoid causing injuries or property damage. And one great way to do this is to utilise scaffolding.

Scaffolding is a temporary structure that can provide ample support to workers and the materials they need. This specific structure can be utilised in various projects such as construction, repair, and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures. By integrating scaffolding into construction projects, site workers can expect their tasks to be conducted safely and efficiently. It can also provide them easy access to numerous places of a structure.

We, at C&N Scaffolding Hire, make sure that contractors can attain their needed scaffolding without any issues. Hence, we can conduct safe installation and dismantling of scaffolds on a project site without any problems. Here are some installation and dismantling procedures that we do.

Prioritise the Public

The welfare and protection of the public should be one of the top priorities of construction works since some of them may be near the area of the projects. When putting up scaffolding, the public should not be allowed in or around the project area by closing the street until the scaffolding installation is complete. The public can also be protected from harm by installing the scaffolding during quiet hours. Barriers and signs must likewise be present to deter the public from walking near the work area. Other things that will keep them safe are storing scaffold clips safely and raising materials over empty spaces.

Conduct First Lift

Once the public’s safety has been secured, the scaffolding assembly can begin. The scaffolding base must be secured by allowing a scaffolder to hold the standards. Another scaffolder must then place transoms and ledgers. The scaffolding level should subsequently be adjusted through their screw jacks. For the first lift, the transoms, ledgers, and planks from below must be erected. An access stairway or ladder with edge protection should also be present to make things easier.

Carry Out Next Lifts

The next lifts must be carried out through a fully planked platform that has been utilised during the first lift. For the next lifts to be successful, scaffolders should install standards, transoms, ledgers, and hop-ups. They must also utilise erection platforms or temporary edge protection. The scaffolding is installed close to the working face to prevent errors and mistakes during construction works. Guardrails and mid-rails, subsequently, must be installed if the scaffolds are somehow far from the working face. Continue to carry out the lifts until the scaffolding has been fully erected.

Dismantle Scaffold

As for the dismantling of scaffolding, scaffolders need to maintain the work area clean. The scaffold bays should also not be overloaded and stacked with scaffolding equipment pieces to avoid damaging collapse. Any loose materials on the platforms must not be left. The dismantling must start from an end bay before moving down to top platform planks, wire mesh and shade cloth, guardrails, mid-rails, ledgers, transoms, standards, and hop-up platforms.

To know more about scaffolding, you can call us at C&N Scaffolding Hire.

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