Haywards Heath

Safety Tips for Using Access Scaffolds, Temporary Roofs
and Chimney Stack Scaffolds in Haywards Heath

Scaffolding can be very dangerous if not used properly. The first step towards maximum safety is to use a reputable scaffolding company for supply and assembly. This ensures the scaffold is suitable, properly installed and compliant with regulations. You also need to take steps to ensure you use the scaffold in a safe manner once it is installed. On this page, we provide safety tips for using residential scaffolding or commercial scaffolding.

Austins Cradles Ltd provides expert scaffold solutions to all customers in Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas. Please contact us for chimney stack scaffolds, temporary roofs, residential scaffold hire and commercial scaffold hire. We provide everything you could need, from half and full chimney scaffolds to building weather protection and birdcage scaffolding.

Three-Point Grip

When climbing scaffolding, always maintain a three-point grip. This means having three points of contact with the scaffold at all times – either one hand and two feet or two hands and one foot.

Keep the Platform Clear

Keeping platforms clear reduces the risk of tripping or kicking items off the scaffold. Equipment should be contained in buckets, caddies or toolboxes where possible and put away at the end of each day.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE is a given when using commercial scaffolding, but anyone using residential scaffolding should also make sure they have the correct PPE to prevent injuries. This could include hard hats, non-slip footwear and fall arrest equipment.

Follow Load Limits

Scaffold structures are designed with specific load-bearing capabilities. Overloading scaffolding poses a serious risk to those on and around the structure, so make sure you know the load limit and stick to it, whether using chimney stack scaffolds or access scaffolds.

Scaffold Inspections

Anyone in charge of a scaffold must ensure it is inspected at the correct intervals to maintain safety. This includes after installation, every seven days and after any adverse weather. Our scaffolding company can perform inspections for customers in the Haywards Heath area.

Keep Heavy Equipment Clear

Heavy equipment and vehicles should be kept clear of the scaffold base to prevent collisions which may cause the structure to fall. If equipment must be nearby, ensure it has clearance.

Mind the Weather

Working on a scaffold in bad weather increases the risk of accidents and injuries. Stay on top of weather conditions and cease work if the weather poses a hazard. Customers might also consider temporary roofs, which can allow work to continue in bad weather.


Austins Cradles Ltd | Your Domestic and Commercial Scaffolder

When you need a domestic or commercial scaffolder in Haywards Heath or the surrounding areas, Austins Cradles Ltd is here to help. We are a fully qualified and insured scaffolding company with 125 years of experience in our team. As such, we are a trusted choice for all aspects of commercial scaffolding and residential scaffolding, including:

  • Chimney Stack Scaffolds

  • Quarter, Half and Full Chimney Scaffolds

  • Temporary Roofs

  • Building Weather Protection

  • Residential Scaffold Hire

  • Commercial Scaffold Hire

  • Scaffold Inspections

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Please call 01323 645544 for chimney stack scaffolds, temporary roofs and access scaffolding in Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas.
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