On the one hand, building repairs and general upkeep would be impossible without the use of scaffold. On the other hand, anybody who has ever seen scaffold knows how complicated it can be and how dangerous it can look, even from far away. Installed correctly, they remain level and support workers’ weight as they ascend ever higher to complete their work. Installed poorly, scaffold can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. For this reason and others, it is important to let the professionals at Sun Scaffold supply, erect and dismantle a safe and appropriate scaffold system for your construction project.
Obviously, the number one reason to leave this work to professionals is safety. Scaffold hazards are among the most frequently-cited standards on construction sites, and scaffold-related fatalities account for many fatalities in the construction workplace. Knowing how much weight scaffold needs to bear and how high up these construction workers need to climb is key to a safe scaffold system. And having structurally-sound scaffold can literally be a matter of life and death. Why leave the lives of these workers in the hands of anyone but professionals?
Aside from safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 charges the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to keep all working men and women safe across the United States. This means there are regulations in place to ensure that scaffold is assembled and disassembled by competent professionals in almost all cases. In other words, allowing anyone other than a professional to erect and dismantle scaffold could be a violation of the law.
OSHA regulations call for attention to detail, ranging from design and engineering to erection and suspension. The law makes it very clear that this is work best left to pros.
Another benefit to using a professional scaffold dealer is that they carry insurance that trade sub-contractors may not. And at Sun Scaffold, we don’t stop there. We require any person setting foot on our scaffold system to be properly trained, tested and certified to work on our system. Signed Hold Harmless forms are required by individuals and Corporate principles as well. Lastly, every subcontractor will produce a Certificate of Insurance naming Sun Scaffold as also insured. Shared access equipment must have shared Liability!
And while professionals like Sun Scaffold carry the proper insurance to cover these types of incidents, they also are more skilled, which means incidents are less likely in the first place.
The pros at Sun Scaffold not only do sound work, but they also do efficient work. Remobilization can take some scaffold companies days, but we often can do the same work in hours. We have systems in place to make dismantling quick and easy, keeping the work fast and scaffold erection and dismantle as painless as possible.
As is the case with many construction projects, avoiding the professionals usually comes down to a desire to pinch pennies, but when people’s lives are at stake, the only truly safe and reasonable thing to do is hire professionals to handle all scaffold install and dismantle services for your building’s construction project.