In recent years, the market for domestic scaffolding continues to grow, as the number of accidents due to their use. Thus, the Health Watch Institute reported about four-thousand-five hundred annual victims, mainly of falls, of which thirty percent require hospitalization. That's why, this week, HandymanDuwench gives you all the keys to choosing, installing and using your home scaffold safely.
Choose his scaffolding.
In the first place, it is necessary to determine the height of the scaffolding according to the work to be done. Indeed, for interior work, a model of less than three meters is more than enough. On the other hand, for most outdoor work and in particular the renovation, it is better to opt for a large model, from three to five meters high. Finally, for larger works, there are domestic scaffolding up to seven meters. Secondly, you have to choose between a fixed model or a mobile model. For more flexibility we recommend a mobile scaffold, provided it is resistant. We must also ensure the strength of the scaffold, for example by looking at the thickness of the profiles of the structure. Finally, do not forget to check that the chosen model is in compliance with the standard NF E 85-200 in force for this type of scaffolding. At the level of the tariffs plan one hundred euros minimum.
Assembly and maintenance.
Before starting the assembly of your new scaffolding, it is imperative to have read the entire manual. It must also be ensured that the floor is flat and strong enough to accommodate this type of installation. Finally, during each assembly, you will check the condition of all the different elements of your scaffold, while scrupulously following the indications of your supplier. Once the scaffolding is in place, it will be necessary to regularly check the fasteners, the absence of corrosion, as well as the good behavior of the mooring elements. When the work is finished, clean the scaffolding and dismantle it, before storing it in a suitable room, sheltered from the weather.
When using your scaffolding, it is imperative to observe some safety rules to limit the risk of accidents. Start by equipping yourself with work clothes including safety shoes, handling gloves, a helmet, or even a harness to fix on an anchor point outside the scaffolding. You will only climb the scaffold using the ladders for this purpose and you will make sure that no one runs underneath when working. Be careful, if the weather is rough, in case of wind, snow, frost or rain, better postpone your work. Finally, do not leave your scaffolding at the child's fingertips and take care not to exceed the maximum loads provided by the manufacturer.
To conclude this survey, DuitDesign strongly encourages you to invest in equipment of very good quality or to rent it so as not to take risks with unreliable models.