Scaffolding Safety

Scaffolding and Levels of Safety

One of the most dangerous types of work in many countries is construction. Scaffolding forms an integral part of construction when we are talking about anything above a single storey building. Although brickies do require scaffolding as well when laying the top few lines of bricks even on a one level house. Building and construction companies make workplace health and safety their foremost priority, and when it comes to scaffolding they always hire a professional to set it all up.

Accidents

The leading cause of injury in the building and construction industry is falling from heights. Working at heights requires some form of protection to minimise the risk of falling. If you are an owner builder or even doing some odd jobs around the house such as cleaning or replacing gutters, you are going to need scaffolding to make the job easier and safer.

Scaffolding, while being an effective measure to prevent falls, has to conform to Australian Work Health Safety Regulations when erected. It’s not the sort of DIY job one would undertake. Professional, licensed scaffolding companies supply, erect, maintain and then dismantle scaffolding for all major jobs in the country.

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Fencing Materials

Benefits of Wood Plastic Composites for Fencing

According to professional fencing company Fencing Sydney, one of the newest types of fencing materials is made from a combination of wood and plastic. It not only uses recycled plastic, but waste wood such as sawdust that would otherwise go into landfill. Fencing contractors would tell you that the end product has become extremely popular over the last 12 years since it was first invented.

There are many benefits of using this type of material for your fence.

  • It combines the best properties of both wood and plastic materials.
  • The raw materials used – waste wood and plastic – are both in plentiful supply.
  • It turns waste wood and plastic into something useful that many people need, hence, keeping it out of landfill.
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