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While you can choose from many different types of scaffolding, one thing that is probably going to be beneficial to you in any situation is scaffolding with casters. Casters are wheels at the bottom of scaffolding that allow workers to easily move scaffolding around on the worksite. Casters can lock into place to ensure stability. 

2. Place the Foundation

Second, you need to find secure, level ground on which to set up scaffolding. If you can’t find level ground near the construction site, you can make up for any slope or unevenness with scaffolding leg extensions or adjustable screws. Find the best available ground, and then use these tools to make scaffolding as secure as possible despite uneven terrain.

3. Form the Frame

You should form your scaffolding frame with two ends and the cross brace. You'll want to lift one end up and hold it in place by leaning it against one cross brace. Then you'll lift the other end up and hold it in place with the other cross brace.

Next you'll attach each cross brace to the other end to hold the ends perpendicular to the ground. After this step, you'll put in place the cross braces on the other side of the scaffolding frame. 

4. Locate and Secure the Frame

Once you've set up the frame, you'll be able to move the scaffolding in place beneath the location of the new construction. You should inspect the frame carefully to ensure stability. Use a level to verify that the scaffolding is evenly supported and balanced.

5. Put Platforms in Place

You need to put platforms in place once the frame is secure. These platforms give workers a place where they can stand while working. If the scaffolding frame you're using is big enough, you can place multiple platforms on it. The placement of multiple platforms makes scaffolding more efficient and versatile. 

6. Hang Scaffold Ladders

You need to hang a ladder after the platforms are put in place so that workers can mount the scaffolding. If your scaffolding has multiple platforms, you should consider clamp-on ladders to allow workers to access all levels.

7. Slide Guardrails Into the Frame

Scaffolding should include guardrails that line the platforms. These guardrails prevent workers from falling down from the platforms while they are working. 

However, guardrails are often not enough to ensure safety. In most situations, it's best to also add tie offs, harnesses, and fall protection security as further precautions to protect workers from falls and other scaffolding incidents. 

8. Inspect for Stability

Once all the parts are secured on scaffolding, you should perform one final inspection to ensure stability. If the construction site must temporarily be left vacant for a period of time after scaffold construction, workers should perform another inspection upon returning to the site to ensure that no safety hazards have developed during the workers' absence. 

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Proper scaffolding is essential to carrying out many different types of construction project. If you're working on constructing a building with multiple floors, you need scaffolding so that workers can access the areas they’re working on.

If you rent or purchase scaffolding equipment for a construction project, you have to properly put it up to ensure that it works effectively and safely. Here are eight steps to setting up scaffolding at your site.

1. Choose Scaffolding With Casters

Before you even get started setting up your scaffolding, you must choose the right scaffolding type for your particular project.

8 Steps to Put Up Scaffolding at Your Worksite