Scaffolds must be designed and set up under the supervision of a qualified person. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and workers can be put in grave danger as a result.
Incorrect scaffold construction or installation can result in its collapse, especially if it’s overloaded with heavy materials, resulting in injury or death to workers on and near the scaffold.
Placing scaffolding too close to overhead electrical lines is another mistake that can claim workers’ lives.
Before a worker steps onto the scaffolding, it’s vital that a competent person inspect it first to determine that it’s safe to use.
Failure to properly use a scaffold is a cause of many accidents. Talk to your workers about scaffolding safety, including the dangers of using makeshift work platforms for projects on and off the job.
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