Critical Measures To Take When Installing A Rental Scaffold Around A Work Site

1 November 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Scaffolds are one of the safer resources you could use to work up high around sites. If you've already rented one out and are now about to install it, here are some important steps to take.

Consider a Scaffold That Moves  

If you know for certain you'll need to move this scaffold rental around a work site after it's fully assembled, then make sure you go with a portable variety. It should have wheels that help you move this large structure around to spots that are appropriate for work operations.

The wheels will lock in place too so that you have ample stability. Then once you get the scaffold installed, you won't be reserved to use it around only one location. You can move it around as much as you like based on what your work operations deem appropriate. 

See What the Scaffold is Supposed to Look Like Once Fully Erected

Planning this scaffold installation in advance is always a good idea because it can help you troubleshoot potential obstacles and thus have more success with this setup. One of the best ways you can prepare is to see what your rental scaffold is supposed to look like once fully erected.

You then will have a visual guide that lets you know what directions to go in when putting pieces of this scaffold together. Thus, you'll never get stuck for long and you can review the final results with the representation you used throughout this install. If anything is off, you can make adjustments. 

Test Stability With Heavy Objects 

Once you have your rental scaffold assembled, you want to make sure stability is optimal so that you don't take any risks with this equipment when standing and working on it. In that case, get a heavy object and place it directly on the scaffold's platform. You can then see how it holds up to this weight.

You could use things like sandbags or a toolbox for instance. Just put something that's as heavy as a person on the scaffold and see how it takes to the weight. If you don't see any signs of instability, you know the installation was successful.

If you need to work up high and thus are renting out a scaffold, make sure you have a plan for setting it up. Then you can make the most out of this rental equipment and stay safe the entire time that it's used. 

Contact a service to learn more about scaffolding rentals