Scaffold Safety Guidelines


Working safely with scaffolds really comes down to three things: 1.) Is the scaffold safe? 2.) Am I using the appropriate protective equipment? 3.) Am I following safe work practices?

Is the Scaffold Safe?

The design and structure of the scaffold itself is extremely important to the safety of the user. That's also why it's important to inspect your scaffold each and every time you prepare to use it. Check the following:

Am I Using the Appropriate Protective Equipment?

Keep the following points in mind when working with scaffolds:

In some cases, you should also use a net to catch falling tools, or tolls you no longer need -but not to catch you.

Am I Following Safe Work Practices?

Here are some general do's and don'ts for working safely on scaffolds:


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