SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #1 – Scaffold User Fall Protection
Falls account for 7 out of every 10 fatalities involving scaffolds! Scaffold Erectors and Inspectors MUST make every effort to plan, design, build and maintain their scaffolds to protect Users from falling. And we’re talking about MORE than just guardrails: safe scaffold access (gates preferred), perfect platform height, preventing platform gaps, – even seemingly minor details like proper toe clearances for ladders must be ensured. Preventing falls from scaffolds is the #1 priority!