If you are planning a building project, you need to do everything you can to ensure that the workers you hire are safe while they are building. For many projects, this means putting secure and professional scaffolding in place so that the workers can reach heights without worrying about falling.
But at what height is scaffolding required? In this article, we’ll discuss some of the rules and regulations related to scaffolding and building scaffolders.
What height do I need scaffolding?
If you are planning a small home renovation or building maintenance, you might think that you will be able to manage with a ladder and support. However, when ladders are used at a higher height, they become more unstable. If you are planning to hire building professionals, you need to ensure that they are safe while they are working on your project.
In the industry as a whole, you need to provide scaffolding if the work required is 4 feet above a lower level. For construction work, the height requirement is 6 feet above a lower level.
However, if the workers are working at 10 feet higher or above, you are legally required to provide them with fall protection. In the unlikely event that they fall while they are working, they will be protected from the fall and you will be protected from any lawsuit.
Other scaffolding safety tips
Because building work can be dangerous, you need to do everything to ensure that all building workers are safe during the project. To do this, ensure that the workers you hired are trained, barricade the area to make sure that no pedestrians will be hurt by falling debris and that the scaffolding is inspected daily.
Hire professional scaffolding today
If you are looking for safe and professional scaffolding that will comply with all legal obligations and will ensure that your workers are safe and secure during the entire project, get in touch with LEL scaffolding. We have almost 10 years of experience in the industry and can service the areas of Gloucestershire and the surrounding area. Call us today on 01594 543261 for more information or to get a quote.