A scaffolding on construction site projects is a temporary structure that elevates workers during tasks. It allows workers to build, repair, and renovate. It is a widely used device and one of the most dangerous.
Minimize safety issues at your site by addressing common issues.
Have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspect all scaffolds for visible defects before use. Require a competent person’s supervision to erect or move these platforms. The structures require regular inspections to ensure conformity with OSHA specifications. Also, audit personal fall protection equipment before use.
The design and construction of a scaffold must conform with OSHA requirements. It needs to support its weight plus four times the maximum intended load. Each suspension rope must hold at least six times the full intended load. Incorrectly made scaffolding leads to malfunction and injuries.
Accidents on construction sites happen when tools or building materials fall. Something dropped from above can cause severe injuries to people below.
Other causes of mishaps include:
- Insufficient training
- Inadequate safety procedures
- Lack of protective equipment
Scaffolding on Construction Site Coverage
General liability, property insurance, and workers’ compensation protect your business from potentially devastating financial consequences of scaffolding accidents. For the best coverage options, consult an insurance company that understands the risks of the construction industry.