Scaffolding Mackay that Meet Australian Standards
Anytime you’re considering doing an important and laboured construction project for your residential or commercial property, erecting scaffolding — before any work has to start — is a necessity.
Ideally, a construction job that has to be done in a height of under four (4) metres may no longer require any scaffold erection. This is according to Queensland’s Workplace Health and Safety standards, which covers scaffolding Mackay installation.
However, there exists the possibility of workers falling to the ground regardless of the height specifications. Hence, it is still important to keep the work site safe and secure, so that accidents are prevented and the project is carried out adequately.
Scaffolding Mackay Installation by Licensed Workers
A scaffolding structure is a temporary provision to any building project. It covers its installation, adjustments and dismantling. Some people often do not realise how critical scaffolding work is. The job requires knowledge and technical skills, and only licenced and certified tradesmen are permitted to carry this out.
Licences fall under different classes and are renewable every five (5) years.
- Basic scaffolders are permitted to install prefabricated scaffolds, bracket scaffolds and safety nets, as well as set up the cantilevered hoist.
- Intermediate scaffolders are allowed to work with basic tasks, and they can also do installation of tubes and coupler scaffolding, or set up mast climber, ramps and sloping platforms, and undertake shutters and safety screens set up around the perimeter.
- Advanced scaffolders can perform all of the tasks of the basic and intermediate licence holders, and they can also take care of the hanging and suspending of the scaffolds with ropes, wires or chains. They also have the skills to do dismantling of the scaffolds with care and precision.
It would be to your benefit to hire the services of qualified and licenced scaffolding professionals. Not only are the risks and dangers minimised in the work environment, you would be also be confident that the project can be carried out without any incident. Beside, sites that do not have scaffolding licences present can be ordered shut down or issued a fine by the governing agency in Australia.
Scafflink Australia is here to help you all the way. Call us today and let’s talk about your next project.