Scaffolding maintenance is essential for residential, commercial and industrial scaffold hire in Sydney. There are a number of conditions that must be met when scaffolding is being built and conditions that must be followed for as long as the scaffolding stands, including proper maintenance to ensure safety guidelines are met provided by SafeWork Australia.
Any scaffolds from which a person or object could fall more than 4 meters must absolutely be inspected by a competent person regularly (every 30 days) and before use and there must be written confirmation by the inspector. Additionally, the scaffolding must be inspected before being used after repairs. Under 4 meters scaffolds also should be inspected for complete safety.
Scaffolding manufacturer requirements
Scaffold Hire in Sydney erected should meet the requirements that are set out in the manufacturer’s specifications and standards. The scaffolding should be built with component material that provides a certain amount of strength to uphold the structural integrity of the scaffold during use.
Detailed guidelines are provided on the Safe Work Australia website which further demonstrates the importance of scaffolding maintenance for worksites around Sydney and Australia that engage in scaffold hire.