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Do You Know the Method to Choose the Best Scaffolding Plank?
Scaffolding plank is used to provide a standing area for workers or scaffolder. It plays an important role in the scaffolding system. So it is important for us to choose the best scaffolding plank. But how to choose the best scaffolding plank? Today we are going to have a discussion on it.
At first, you may need to take consideration of the quality of the scaffolding plank. As we all know that it is used for supporting construction workers or materials. The best scaffolding plank is the best safety for workers. So we should ensure that the scaffolding plank is certificated by OSHA.
Inspect it to avoid the damage. Inspect each plank thoroughly for damage and sign of aging. You are advised to inspect the scaffolding plank covered with paint or other materials since it may have concealed damage. You should discard such kinds of planks to avoid the danger.
There are various kinds of scaffolding planks both at home and abroad and you are advised to choose scaffold-grade planks actually. Planks that have been used to support scaffolding in mud, like ramps for wheelbarrows or to form a dry driving area in muddy conditions may be structuring compromised.
Take consideration of the load capacity of the scaffolding. There are scaffold planks with different ratings. Different ratings may include light, or heavy-duty to support different weights. You should know the maximum weight capacity of the plank and decide whether it can satisfy your construction requirements.
You can lay the plank you selected over the end supports of the scaffolding frame. Ensure that any knots on the planks are facing up so they support weight better actually. You need to inspect or check it even when you using it. Checking it regularly will make it better for you to ensure safety.