High winds can cause problems in many situations on a job site, especially with cranes and scaffolds. A horrific crane collapse in downtown New York City was caught on tape after a gust of wind knocked it down in early 2016. Last week, high winds caused more problems at construction sites, as it knocked over a scaffold above a busy sidewalk and sent a suspended scaffold swinging out of control and crashing into a building.Read More
Scaffolding is used on construction job sites every single day and can become a hazard if proper precautions are not taken. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 54 fatalities occurred from scaffold related accidents in 2009 and 72% of those accidents were attributed to either the plank or support giving way. Roughly 4,500 additional workers are injured on a scaffold every year, as well.
To make it easier to train your crew and make scaffold safety a top priority on you jobs, we’ve compiled a list of scaffold safety related documents for your reference:Read More