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Why Use Scaffolding Tags?

Oct. 14, 2020


Why Use Scaffolding Tags?


For projects that require high-altitude work, a risk assessment is required to establish the correct type of scaffolding and project complexity.

The risk assessment should include what type of scaffolding safety measures need to be taken, any additional components required due to ground factors, and the duration of the structure to be installed.

Other factors that need to be evaluated and recorded are; frequency of use, risk factors when installing the bracket, and risk factors when removing the bracket.

Before construction begins, a risk assessment should also be conducted for all contractors working on the structure.


Scaffolding responsibility and inspection


After the scaffold arrives at the site, a complete and documented risk assessment should be conducted. The responsibility begins immediately. To ensure proper evaluation of all risk factors highlighted in the risk assessment.

After the installation of the scaffold is completed, the scaffold inspection procedure must be performed on each lift. The inspection must be fully recorded by qualified and qualified personnel. According to the law, the structure must be inspected once a week, from then on until dismantling.

Additional inspections are required after any adverse weather conditions, strong winds and environmental factors that may affect the stability, structural stability or strength of the scaffold.

After making any changes, damage, or substantial increase, additional inspections are required.


Scaffold tags and ladder tags-why use them?

Regulations do not require scaffold labels and ladder labels to be included in the scaffold inspection procedures.

However, the use of scaffold tagging and ladder tagging systems can significantly help manage hazards and scaffold inspection procedures.

The use or non-use of scaffolding tags and ladder tagging systems is entirely up to the scaffolding contractor or responsible party. Currently, British law does not require contractors and scaffolding companies to use scaffolding inspection labeling systems.

However, ISO, HSE, and UK regulations require this-all scaffolding contractors, companies or responsible parties must have appropriate risk assessment procedures and scaffold inspection procedures.

Scaffold Tags

Scaffold Tags


Scaffolding tie test... is it really necessary?


In short, conducting a scaffold tie test is a necessary condition to ensure structural stability.

Before starting construction, kidnapping tests and all structural inspections should be carried out weekly.

The scaffold tie test must also be carried out by qualified and qualified personnel. The scaffolding tie test needs to be carried out by a qualified and qualified third party. The third-party can be personnel from the same company, allowing them to be capable and qualified.

When carrying out the scaffold tie test, at least three anchors must be tested with load testing equipment. At least 5% of the total must be tested, ie 1 out of every 20 scaffolding ties.

If it is found that the scaffolding cannot reach the required safety margin, the test and proofing must be increased to 1 for every ten.

In addition, each scaffolding anchor must be tested for at least half and half of the required tensile load-there must be no obvious movement or failure.


In summary


The law requires risk assessment, scaffolding inspection procedures, and scaffolding safety, and the scaffolding contractor or company is responsible for ensuring a complete inspection procedure-the structure before being used or loaded into any merchant, contractor, goods, tools, or equipment.

Scaffold tagoutand ladder tags are by no means fail-safe, and certainly not the only safety procedures required. Scaffolding tags and ladder tags, although not required by law, can greatly help contractors and responsible parties to manage the scaffolding inspection procedures more effectively.


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