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What are the major dangers associated with scaffolding? How can they be avoided?

What are the major dangers associated with scaffolding? How can they be avoided?

Over half of the scaffolding incidents on construction sites involve falls from an elevated height. Fall protection should be placed on all scaffolding and suspended 10 ft. above ground.

Bad planking or unsecured planking is another reason. If the plank is not properly secured, it could cause the worker to fall. Planks should not be overloaded. The right grade of lumber should be used and the finished work thoroughly inspected.

Getting struck by debris or falling tools. Guardrails protect the worker from falling and materials from hitting people below.

Being electrocuted by electric lines. We ensure that our contractors in Brighton maintain secure clearance from power lines. At least 10ft. for voltage under 50 kilovolts and 10.4 inches for every volt over 50 kilovolts.