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Can Scaffolding Survive Strong Winds And Storms?

Strong winds and scaffolding aren’t necessarily words that you want to hear in the same sentence! But for a professional and qualified scaffolder, being aware that conditions can change at any moment is all part of the job and there are certain things to be aware of.

Can a scaffolder work during windy conditions?

During a storm or when winds are particularly strong, working at height and on a scaffolding structure is dangerous and not recommended – even for the most qualified of us.

Should scaffolding be affected by the weather?

No! While qualified scaffolders may not work on a structure during adverse weather conditions this does not mean that the scaffold structure itself should be affected. Simply put, during windy or stormy conditions, a scaffold structure should always remain intact and not blown over.

If a scaffold structure has been blown over or has moved due to strong weather conditions, this means that the structure has not been constructed correctly or by a qualified professional.

Adhere to TG20:13 and SG4:15

It is always recommended that whenever you carry out any scaffolding on residential, industrial or commercial properties that you look for high accreditations such as CISRS and CITB (and adhere to scaffolding compliance TG20:13 and SG4:15).

During the storms in the UK in February 2020, our scaffolding structure remained completely intact, even at our recent lift shaft project Birmingham where our 7 storey high structure survived the winds no problem.

If you require scaffolding hire for your home, business or industrial area then we will happily arrange with you a free quote consultation using our SMART Scaffold technology. Contact us today.