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Domestic Scaffolding in Woking | Safety Tips from Professional Scaffolding Erectors

Want to know how to stay safe when erecting scaffolding? Our professional scaffolding erectors are here to explain their top tips for maintaining a safe working environment. Safety is the name of the game when it comes to working at a height, and all jobs that include the risk of falling more than two metres should involve a regulation compliant scaffold.

As we offer a professional scaffold hire service, everything we do, from temporary roof scaffolding to low-level access, must be fully in line with the latest safety guidelines. Visit our testimonials page to see what previous clients in Surrey think of our safety measures.

GSS Scaffolding offers domestic scaffolding and commercial scaffolding options for clients across Woking and the surrounding areas. On this page we will provide three crucial safety tips to keep in mind when erecting scaffolding. Contact us today to find out more.

Apply for a Licence

It is common for scaffolds to encroach on a public highway, as most buildings are situated near, or adjacent to, a pavement or road. If this is the case for your project, you need to apply for a licence from your local council.

Never dismantle or erect a scaffold over a highway. This could put pedestrians at a serious risk and leave you liable for any hard caused. If you deem the work to be too dangerous to have a highway running beneath, it would be wise to consider closing and relocating the footpath entirely.

Our scaffolding erectors are here to advise on the best course of action when you use our scaffold hire services. We always apply for licences for our temporary roof scaffolding when it encroaches over a pavement.

Check the Foundations

This tip applies to all projects, including commercial scaffolding and domestic scaffolding erections of any size. You must only ever construct scaffolding on level, secure ground. Keep an eye out for drains, basements, septic tanks and other voids which may rupture under pressure.

In the case of soft ground, consider additional support with a custom set up that takes into account the unique environment that you are erecting your scaffold on.

Consider Weight Limits

This is where communication between scaffolding erectors and site managers is especially crucial. A scaffolding company may erect a system that is perfectly adequate for inspection and light cleaning but is unsuitable for managing heavy loads. If you intend to use our scaffold hire services for full-scale roof replacements, for instance, you will require heavy duty domestic scaffolding.

The same applies to commercial scaffolding projects that involve heavy loads. We are happy to create a bespoke structure to accommodate the specific requirements of the build, such as we do with our temporary roof scaffolding for properties across the Woking area.

Contact one of our scaffolding erectors now on 07831 571734, 07780 504363 or 01483 425727 for more information on our domestic scaffolding services in Woking and the surrounding areas.
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