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Safe flooring for high platforms

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When properly erected scaffolds are first installed (to an acceptable standard and "scaff-tagged"), they are usually strong and solid and provide the maximum amount of protection against falls.

As time goes by, however, scaffolds are often weakened.

In some cases, flooring gets broken, or flooring boards are removed and not replaced.  In other cases, flooring  that is replaced is sometimes put back in haste.

So today's simple safety "one per-center" is to inspect and verify the fitness of flooring materials installed on high platforms in your workplace.

Remember, "one per-center's" take so little effort that there is no excuse to get them wrong!

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