What are the hazards of scaffolding?
Building a scaffold in Brighton could present risks to employees. Some of these risks can be life-threatening and could lead to death even when the following HSE work at height rules.
Falls from an elevated height is the major risk of scaffolding. A second hazard is unsecured planking when the plank isn’t well secured and causing the worker to fall. It could also break if the plank is in poor shape or overloaded.
A worker could be struck by falling debris or tools from a higher level if they do not use guardrails. Workers shouldn’t work too close to power lines because electrocution is a major risk when using scaffolds.