The following safety tips are offered by the engineering department of Bil-Jax, Inc. as guidelines in avoiding job-site situations that could prove dangerous to scaffold workmen.
Check Safety Codes
Inspect and Check
Begin With Good Footing
Reject Damaged Parts
Don't Short-Change Bracing
Tie Scaffold To the Building
Don't Overload Scaffolding
Use Metal Catwalks & Platforms Where Available
If wood plank is used, it must be scaffold grade or better. Inspect thoroughly before every job to make sure it is free from breaks, knots, cracks, or warpage. Decking should be full width.
Don't Ride Moving Scaffold
- Remember, scaffold units are limited in height to 4* times their narrowest base dimension (unless base is widened by outriggers, or more end frames; or tied into building). Always keep casters locked (except to re-spot).
- * Exceptions: 3 times in CA, OH, OR, MT, ME.
Don't Climb Braces
Protect Working Levels
Use Double Guard Rails
By implementing these Bil-Jax safety tips and following recommended guidelines, you can create a safe working environment when using scaffolding and prevent potential accidents and injuries.