How to Use a Masonry Scaffold
Masonry scaffolds make brick or block laying safer and more efficient when working higher than a mason can easily reach from the ground. Erecting and using scaffolds takes planning and careful implementation to make the work safe and productive. Here are some steps to help you to understand how it is done.
1.Plan the scaffold project so that sufficient materials will be available for the job. if you will be able to use it for numerous projects. The basic parts of a scaffold system include these items:
Leveling legs or base plates
Various clamps and pins for assembly.
2.Prepare the area where the scaffolding will be erected. The ground or surface it will be erected on should be as level as possible, and soils should be compacted and have sufficient drainage to support the scaffold, even in wet weather.
3.Lay out the jacks according to the manufacturer's spacing, using adjustable support legs to make sure the first lift of jacks are level and plumb. Installing the first level of scaffolding correctly will make completing the scaffold easier, and ensure the finished scaffold system will provide a safe, stable work platform when it is finished.
4.Install all braces and connectors prior to proceeding to the next tier of jacks. Ladders should be furnished for access to each scaffold level, and workers should be provided with personal safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, and fall protection during the erection process.