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What PPE is Required When Working on Scaffolding?

Personal Safety Equipment | April 29, 2022

When it comes to scaffolding and working at great heights, it is crucial to ensure that every worker is properly equipped for the job. A lack of PPE and training can drastically increase the chance of an accident or injury, putting a halt to your project while reducing the capabilities of your team. As a leading provider of quality scaffold rentals and safety supplies, the team at United Scaffold Supply knows that PPE is something that should never be overlooked. That is why we have provided a list outlining what PPE is required when working on scaffolding.

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6 Important Types of PPE When Working on Scaffolding

Some of the different types of personal protective equipment available for scaffolders include:

1. High-Visibility Vests

High-visibility vests are highly reflective and designed to increase the visibility of the wearer in bright and low-light conditions. This type of personal protective equipment is available in a wide range of different styles, sizes, and colours, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your specific needs.

2. Hard Hats

Hard hats are designed to help protect workers from falling objects and debris. Most modern hard hats feature lightweight shells, suspension height adjustment, and comfortable padding to provide reliable protection in any environment.

3. Eye Protection

Eye protection and face masks can help protect workers from airborne particulates and flying debris. All eye protection and face masks are designed with the comfort of the wearer in mind, creating a comfortable work experience without compromising protection.

4. Hand Protection

Hand protection is vital for workers that need to handle raw materials or use hand tools. In addition to creating a protective layer over the user’s hands, this PPE provides workers with enhanced grip, dexterity, and tactile sensitivity. By using high-quality hand protection, workers will be safe from enduring hand lacerations, abrasions, and chemical exposure without compromising their ability to work.

5. Ear Protection

Ear protection can help protect workers against the possibility of hearing loss caused by loud equipment and other jobsite noises. This type of personal protective equipment ranges from earplugs to earmuffs, making it easy to find the right fit for your site needs.

6. Fall Protection

Fall protection equipment is essential for anyone that will be working at a great height for an extended period. All fall protection equipment is tested and approved to meet the most rigorous safety standards and is available in a wide range of styles from body harnesses to lanyards.

To learn more about scaffold safety equipment and required PPE or to inquire about our scaffold system rentals, get in touch with the team at United Scaffold Supply. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.