Scaffolding platforms offer greater stability and save time over moving ladders around.
Each of the three standard scaffolding packages (5, 10, 15 and 20 feet) includes two frames and two braces, and . Choices are available in terms of wheels or leveling jacks, depending on whether you are working indoors on a hard, even surface, or outdoors on even or soft surface. Also, depending on the height of the scaffolding, outriggers might be appropriate.
|Platform Height:||5 feet|
A scaffold frame will only fit into the empty storage area of a full-sized van. Even at that, it's recommended that you transport scaffolding in a truck bed that does not have a canopy.
Yes, just use the leveling jacks to make sure the scaffold is level. Also, many pros lay a foundation of boards underneath the jacks to make sure the footing is solid.
clear area of hazards and debris
check for overhead hazards as well
make sure you are working on a hard level surface. or have the appropriate leveling jacks and tie off bars
Identify whether you'll be needing rollers -- for slab and smooth surfaces, or leveling jacks for an irregular surface.
DO: Although one person theoretically can erect a small scaffolding set-up, it's better and safer to have some help when setting up your scaffolding. Several people are required to erect towers taller than 5 feet.
DON'T: Skip or leave out parts. If you find you are short a brace or locking piece, Do not continue -- go back to the rental yard and pick up the missing components. Safety is of the utmost importance when working with scaffolding.
DO: Make sure your tower is level -- the slightest tilt gets exaggerated the higher the tower.
DON'T: Use the scaffold as a make-shift hoist, or to hoist anything at all.