Scaffolding Accidents & Injuries
Unsecured scaffolding poses a safety hazard to both site workers and surrounding pedestrians. Scaffolding firms must ensure their equipment is well maintained and erected by adequately trained staff to ensure the safety of themselves, those who will use the scaffolding as a work platform, and passers-by.
Responsibilities to secure scaffolding include:
- Ensuring proper construction and fixings to ensure stability
- Adequate maintenance to ensure, for example, no missing boards or side rails
- Ensuring that access is restricted at the end of a work period or if the site is left unattended, for example, by removing ladders or ensuring they are blocked
- Checking for damage after strong winds
If scaffolding is unsecured then various injuries can occur either from falling items (including parts of the scaffold itself), or as a result of preventable accidents e.g. falls from height.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of poorly erected or unsecured scaffolding please Contact Us for a free no obligation discussion about how to proceed with your claim.
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