Student Injured by Falling Scaffolding

Editors’ Note: Once again, this story underlines the even HIGHER standard for scaffolding operations near the general public. From City News…. The Toronto District School Board has halted a construction project at a school...

SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #11: Galvanic Corrosion

EXTREME care and vigilance must be taken in areas where any metal scaffold components are regularly exposed to acid, alkaline or salt solutions. These chemicals will act as an electrolyte and DRAMATICALLY ACCELERATE the...

Scaffolding to Help the Homeless

In an awesome application of new technology, old technology, and innovative thinking, an organization has devised an amazing way to use unused “windowless” walls on buildings to help with their burgeoning homeless population. A...

SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #88: Vertical Bracing

The amazing strength of tubular scaffold posts is only as good as their ability to resist loads purely vertically (axially). By omitting sufficient vertical braces, erectors are compromising their structures BOTH in strength and...