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How to know if the scaffold is safe

Posted on December 4, 2014 9:17 am under Construction Accident

Scaffold platforms are an integral part of almost all construction projects, as they allow employees to work on elevation. However, an improperly constructed scaffold poses the risk of fall-related injuries that may lead to life-changing physical damage, and may sometimes even cost lives.

To know whether a scaffold platform is safe to work on, you may ask these simple questions:

  • Does it have fall prevention and fall protection systems, such as guardrail and personal fall arrests?
  • Are the components uniform? Do they look like they all came from the same scaffold?
  • Does it have safe access?
  • Does it look dry, safe, stable?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, chances are the scaffold platform is in compliance with safety regulations. However, if you have been hurt because of an unsafe scaffold in Madison, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to evaluate if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free, non-obligatory assessment of your case.