Guidelines for Assembling Scaffolding Monsey NY

Frame scaffolding, made from welded steel tubing (also called "pipe staging") is only safe if it is erected properly. Once the staging is erected with the proper planks, it should be like standing on a floor —which will make your crew more comfortable and safe.

Local Companies

Hardwood Lumber & Mi
(914) 969-2000
72 Alexander St
Yonkers, NY
American Compressed Gases Inc
(914) 968-8708
834 Nepperhan Ave
Yonkers, NY
Fastenal Co
(973) 278-5509
443 Madison Ave
Paterson, NJ
A Cash Gutter Cleaning & Animal Work
(973) 357-2222
912 Main St
Paterson, NJ
LA FAVORITE INDUSTRIES INC
(973) 279-1266
33 Shady St
Paterson, NJ
Fastenal Co
(914) 378-0901
200 Saw Mill River Rd
Yonkers, NY
Lockwood Lumber
(914) 965-3300
382 Saw Mill River Rd
Yonkers, NY
S J Enterprises
(914) 874-5213
172 Linden St
Yonkers, NY
Videx Equipment Corp
(973) 742-4800
74 Railroad Ave
Paterson, NJ
Englert Leafguard Gutter Systems
(800) 367-2207
80 E 5th St
Paterson, NJ

Provided By:

Source: El Nuevo Constructor
Publication date: May 1, 2007

Frame scaffolding, made from welded steel tubing (also called "pipe staging") is only safe if it is erected properly. Once the staging is erected with the proper planks, it should be like standing on a floor —which will make your crew more comfortable and safe. It will also improve the quality of work they do from a solid platform no matter how high up they are.

Here are some very important steps to take to assure safe and proper scaffold erection.

1. Base preparation and setup

  • The key to trouble-free scaffold assembly is to begin with a firm and stable foundation.
  • Remove mud and debris from the setup area, and level the ground where the legs of the staging will stand.
  • Always use steel base plates or adjustable screw jacks placed onto wide wood base supports or mudsill planks under the first frame sets. Screw jacks will help you level the first frame sets on uneven ground.
  • Never use stacks of wood blocks, bricks, or concrete blocks to level the staging.

2. Erection of first level scaffold sections

  • Place your first frame sets onto the base blocks or mudsills and adjust each section so it's level and square.
  • Use levels and a string-line to set all the first-level sections, then nail the steel base plates into the base blocks or mudsills tosecure them.
  • Always use base plates even when setting up staging on a wood deck, concrete slab, or asphalt to keep the pipe staging legs stable.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Improving Company Loyalty Monsey NY
Company loyalty isn't something that can be demanded from workers. Paying a competitive salary, providing a great benefit package, and supplying first-rate equipment certainly helps, but these points alone do not bring loyalty.
- Hiring New Employees Monsey NY