Many workers working on scaffolds are potentially being exposed to a number of hazards such as falls, electrocution, etc.
However, there are 5 do’s and don’ts that every worker should consider while working on scaffolds.
1. Overhead Lines
Do – Workers should make sure that scaffolds aren’t moved within the minimum clearance of working.
Don’t – Never overlook the safety protocol set for using scaffolds.
2. Scaffolding Inspection
Do – Inspect the scaffold thoroughly before climbing up high.
Don’t – Never assume that the foundation is safe enough for the scaffold.
3. Fall Protection
Do – Wearing complete body harness and fall arrest system is mandatory.
Don’t – Never climb up any scaffold floor without wearing a harness.
Do – Always stick to the loading capacity of the scaffold.
Don’t – Don’t load more than the actual capacity of scaffolds.
5. Worker’s Protection
Do – To be safe at all time, always wear a right hardhat and site-approved shoes only.
Don’t – Never work on scaffolds without wearing the safety gears.
Always ensure to follow these Do’s and Don’ts of scaffold safety to maintain the safety of your workers while they work on the site!