Your Ultimate Guide to Safe and Proper Scaffold Installation and Dismantling

January 28, 2022

Scaffolding components are relatively easy to put together and take apart but still regarded as potentially dangerous, especially when the structure defined by the collected parts is potentially unsafe. Assembly and dismantling in scaffolding disarm the risky aspects of scaffolding, the potential for serious harm, by employing proper fastening techniques, the expert fastening of one part to the next, or the fluent reversal of the process.


Unlike most site-related work, assembly and dismantling in scaffolding goes beyond the individual. Even a worker heading to the far corner of a work area can be adversely affected by a haphazardly erected scaffolding tower. An unaware member of the general public walks close to the boundaries of the project. The scaffold is high overhead, fastened in place but out of a wandering pedestrian’s field of view, and substandard erection practices loom over this unsuspecting walker. Therefore, it is essential to assign the duty of assembling this dangerous framework to a seasoned scaffolding professional, someone who can convert this potential hazard into a reliable working framework. The general public, passing work crews, and the actual employees working on the platforms of the scaffold, therefore, all receive an equal boost in a safety-conscious erection.


Safety-conscious employees have worked on scaffolding structures for decades. They have seen the safety films and know the risks after undergoing frequently updated training. Unfortunately, all kinds of personnel work at height. Architects and project managers climb the towers. Painters and window washers navigate the platforms, getting the nerve to scale to the next level. The practices employed in assembly and dismantling in scaffolding work must account for these workers. This is done by following nationally and internationally relevant safety guidelines and overlaying the basic structure with safety features. Stability is naturally reinforced by focusing on surface features and adding angular outrigger components and additional supports. But the addition of redundancy features still goes some way to doubling up on this installation work. For example, upright ladders or zigzagging step-equipped access passageways should be fitted in the structure to be used by craftsmen who work in many fields.

Prevent onsite accidents and offsite incidents by adopting an authoritative assembly procedure, but never forget the dismantling phase. Gravity is an unforgiving master, meaning we want to get the parts down quickly so that they can be relocated or packed away. But this desire to lower the temporary metal framework is risky business and should be regarded with the same conscientious attention to detail as the erection stage. Ensure all gear is cleared away, all tools and construction material, then gradually dismantle the tower in approximately the same order it was put together.

In strictly working by AS 1576 regulations and OH&S Standards, the above services are available in quantities within the C & N Scaffolding facility. We follow all of the regulations to the letter but do so without hampering productivity. Additionally, our expert services are ready for the latest residential or commercial work, and we also stand ready for other services, thanks to our knowledge of the Kwikstage platform. All of these resources respond swiftly to the needs of our local communities.

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