There are numerous deaths which are caused while workers are repairing, renovating as well as constructing a building site. Most of these deaths are caused as a result of the falling objects or electrocution or falls when workers work on scaffolding in Sydney.
Dos for scaffolding in Sydney
Here are some dos to ensure the scaffolding site is safe to work
- The scaffolding in Sydney needs to be erected by people who are trained and who are supervised by someone who is competent. It also needs to be properly inspected before any of the workers use it.
- The workers should need to possess protective equipment and need to be trained to work on the scaffoldings.
- People using the scaffold need to be properly trained by a qualified person, and this training should include how to identify electrocution and falls hazards as well as what are the procedures which are needed to deal with these hazards.
- The training also needs to include using the scaffold properly and how the material should be handled as well as the load capacity of the scaffold. When there are additional hazards, the staff need to be retrained
- If the persons are unsure as to whether the scaffold is safe or not, they should check it with the supervisor.
- When working under, on or around the scaffold, a hard hat should always be worn. Non skid sturdy work boots should also be used.
- When working on a scaffold, the workers should be mindful of other members who are working at, below or about them as well as those working on the same scaffold.
- When the scaffold consists of a fall arrest system, these need to be properly inspected and checked for wear and tear as well as damage of the equipment. The system should be anchored so the persons should not fall more than six feet before it stops.
- Don’t leave any tools or building material on the scaffold as it could be blown away from the scaffold or someone could trip on it.
- The scaffold in Sydney should not be overloaded, and the training of the scaffold should include what is the maximum load.
- Boxes or ladders should not be used on the scaffold. In order to increase the height if the area cannot be reached, the scaffold platform should be raised.
- The scaffold should not be repaired by anyone unless they have the proper training to do so.
- The scaffold use should be avoided during adverse weather conditions such as ice, snow, strong winds, heavy rain, etc.
- The scaffold should only be climbed from places where it is supposed to be climbed and not from any other portion.
- One should never climb with tools and materials in their hands. This should be hoisted separately
If the scaffold in Sydney is damaged or there are signs of wear and tear, this should be brought to the notice of the supervisor.