There is still a considerable lot of rain in most parts of the UK even if temperatures are rising and the sky is filled with more brightness in the springtime. Scaffold erection can be difficult in damp weather for a variety of different reasons.
Swansea is an example of a location that could be unsuitable. Scaffolding in Swansea can be hazardous at any time of year for a variety of reasons. Slippery situations are one of the causes of many problems.
Fortunately, at Scaffolding for Swansea, we've put up a list of helpful tips and methods you can use to keep yourself and your coworkers safe while erecting scaffolding in damp circumstances.
Be aware of your boundaries
If the weather is poor, you may not be able to work on or install the scaffolding outside. Scaffold construction demands a level of efficiency and precision that is impossible to achieve in times of intense rain and wind.
You cannot always guarantee the safety of your staff, which is perhaps more crucial. Tragedy-inducing work environments can be extremely challenging and difficult to deal with. Not to mention that the employee may be unable to perform even the most routine of work because of their discomfort.
Use the right footwear
Scaffolding in Swansea has been the subject of several of our most recent blog posts, in which we extol the virtues of wearing the proper footwear. Surfaces can become moist when it rains, as you might expect. This causes surfaces to be slick and erratic.
Wearing footwear with a good grip is advised since it might help you maintain your footing in these perilous situations. Heavy-duty shoes are also a must. In the event that you drop something on your feet, you won't hurt them.
Slowly ascend the stairs
To avoid slipping and falling, take your time when attempting to climb up anything that can be slick. Every step should be performed cautiously, ensuring that you have the proper procedures in place in the event of an emergency.
Make sure your coworkers are there for you
Scaffolders have a strong sense of camaraderie, as we've already established in this article. One of the reasons many workers feel secure is because of this.
In wet and windy weather, knowing that your coworkers will keep an eye out for your safety is more important than ever. Your coworkers may be able to foresee problems before they develop and aid you if the worst happens.
If necessary, rotate planks
Turning the boards while they are very damp is another simple safety tip you may follow in your scaffolding workplace. If the planks are moist and taking a long time to dry, this is especially useful.
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Is there anything more you'd like to know about installing scaffolding in wet weather? If this is the case, please contact us. Also, be sure to check out our scaffolding blogs for extra useful information.