Finding the right scaffolding guidelines for your scaffold site in the Birmingham, West Midlands area is an important factor in many construction projects and often the scaffold will need to be designed purposely to fit the building in mind, so ensuring that the design is created by specialists such as ourselves, RG Scaffolding-Birmingham Hire, we understand the nuances of each project can be very important.
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The Scaffolding design from other leading companies take advantage of the latest technologies from, CAD to wind loading analysis software and frame analysis. The use of modern software packages allows designers the ability to produce more detailed and accurate designs. However, this is still limited by the quality and accuracy of the information given to the designer. The better the information given, the better and more accurate design plans for the scaffolding.
Scaffolding is essential to ensure that each job has a scaffolding structure on all Birmingham sites that is tailored to the nature of the construction site and the work itself, as well as ticking off safety measures and avoiding any legal or compliance issues. Before the scaffold designer starts work on the design, they must be made aware of any obstructions that need to be avoided or bridged over and any doorways or access routes that need to be kept clear.
Important Guidelines regarding Guardrails
Guardrails are an essential safety measure for Scaffolding, especially as it helps to prevent falls during ongoing construction projects. Generally, edge protection will consist of a top rail, lower rail, and toe board with the top rail at 1.1m high and gaps between the rails of no more than 470mm.
If edge protection is situated on a pitched roof with the handrails running perpendicular to the slope of the roof, then consideration must be given to the angle of the roof. There are three different edge protection classes for pitched roofs for various pitch angles – each has a different set of requirements. If the handrails run in the same direction of the slope i.e. along a gable end, then this can be classed as a flat roof.
Thought must also be given to the how and where the edge protection will be fixed to the permanent structure. If there isn’t anything to fix to, a free-standing edge protection may be the only solution – however, kentledge may be required to prevent overturning or sliding.