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12 Important Scaffolding Safety Tips

2023-01-24T07:54:53-05:00January 24th, 2023|Blog|

The following safety tips are offered by the engineering department of Bil-Jax, Inc. as guidelines in avoiding job-site situations that could prove dangerous to scaffold workmen. Check Safety Codes: OSHA, state and local safety codes should be consulted; and approval obtained from Building Safety and Industrial Commission on scaffold tips. Inspect and Check: Take no chances. Inspect the scaffold set up after erection and daily while in use. Don't remove or allow removal of, any parts without the OK from the proper authorities. When wire rope is used, inspect it on each job. Begin With Good Footing: Use base plates, sills or [...]

How to Build a Scaffold Stair Tower

2022-10-24T16:43:01-04:00December 7th, 2022|How To|

A scaffold stair tower is an instrumental component of the scaffolding system. When working in difficult-to-reach places with limited access, scaffold stair towers provide access both indoors and out, and are designed to meet rigid safety requirements. Workers completing projects such as multistory buildings and bridges rely on stair towers to get as close to the required work as possible.  Careful assembly is crucial when erecting a scaffold stair tower. As with all scaffolding systems, there are inherent safety risks including falls, manual injuries, and falling debris.   Before beginning the assembly process, closely inspect all materials. Make sure all moving components [...]

Get to Know Your Scaffold

2022-11-30T16:46:41-05:00November 14th, 2022|Blog|

Scaffolding may look relatively basic when assembled, but it's actually a complex structure made up of many different components. Like a giant Erector Set, there are a lot of small but essential parts that make up the whole. Get to know your scaffold by learning more about the basic scaffolding components needed to assemble a Bil-Jax scaffolding system. Frame The frame is the main component of scaffolding. Available in a variety of styles, sizes, and lock types, frames are often used in one or two tiers, but modular frames can be stacked several stories high for larger projects. Diagonal Cross Brace This [...]