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Preparing for Storm Brendan with Network Scaffold

Preparing for Storm Brendan with Network Scaffold

By on Jan 10, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

The country is preparing for a barrage of unpredictable weather as Storm Brendan descends on us; but what should you do with your scaffolding?

The Met Office has warned of winds up to 80mph, with a weather warning issued across Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th January.

Simon Partridge, Forecaster at The Met Office commented,
“As it pushes through, pretty much every part of the UK will feel the influence.”

Network Scaffold puts the health and safety of our clients at the forefront of our work; which is why we are sharing some handy safety tips in our latest post.

Essential Scaffolding Tips to Follow

Here are 8 tips for construction workers when working with scaffolding –

  • Construction workers should never climb on scaffolds that wobble or leans to one side
  • Before mounting the scaffold, it needs to be inspected very carefully and should not be used if a pulley, hook, block or fitting is worn out, rusted, cracked or damaged in a different manner
  • If the scaffold has been tagged as out of service, you should stay away from it
  • The scaffold should not be supported using objects such as bricks, blocks, barrels or boxes
  • Guardrails or flooring need to be in the right place before being used
  • Scaffolding should be levelled after every corner, with the adjusting leg screws shouldn’t be extended beyond 12 inches
  • Workers on scaffolds raised above 10 feet from the ground should be worn with safety belts
  • Your team should keep both the feet on the deck and should not sit or climb on the guardrails

Want to Find Out More? Contact Us Today

If you have any questions about working around weather conditions such as Storm Brendan, please get in touch today or alternatively, read our FAQ section.
Network Scaffold is the leading scaffolding providers for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough and Staffordshire.