• Spotlight on Dance Floor Scaffolding

    For building projects that require workers to access hard-to-reach elevated areas, such as the ceilings of a massive cathedral or hotel lobby, dance floor scaffolding provides safe ceiling access. Unlike stair tower scaffolding, dance floor scaffolding can accommodate multiple workers. This means a large-scale ceiling renovation or repair project can be completed in a shorter time frame since multiple workers can access the ceiling at the same time.

    If you have a need for dance floor scaffolding in Washington, D.C., contact Scaffold Resource. We provide consulting and erection/dismantle dance floor scaffolding services. We also rent many other types of construction scaffolding, and our engineers can help you design a scaffolding plan to meet the specific demands of your project. Contact us online or call us at (301) 924-7223 to learn more about our scaffold rental and erection services .

  • Shoring and Trenching Safety Tips

    Trenching and underground excavations are among the most dangerous projects in all of construction, and account for a large number of worker injuries and fatalities each year. There are a lot of worker safety hazards you have to be aware of when planning a trenching or deep excavation project, including cave-ins, hazardous atmospheres, falling objects, and damaged underground utilities. This video from the NAHB Construction Safety & Health Committee highlights some of the most common hazards associated with shoring, trenching, and excavation.

    Scaffold Resource is your go-to source for shoring rentals, erection, and consultation in Washington, D.C. Our engineers will work closely with you and your team to design the safest and most cost-effective shoring system for your trenching or excavation project. No matter how big or small your project is, Scaffold Resource can meet all your shoring needs. Call us at (301) 924-7223 for more information.

  • Tips for Moving Scaffolding

    If you are renting scaffolding for an upcoming construction project, your best bet is to work with an experienced scaffolding rental company in Washington, D.C. so you can determine the amount of scaffolding you need to complete the build. This will cut down on the need to move scaffolding around the job site to accommodate your project. However, it is unavoidable that you might have to reposition scaffolding to meet unexpected or changing project demands even if you carefully plan out your scaffold plan with your scaffolding provider. In such cases, here are some tips for safely repositioning scaffolding around a jobsite.

    Consult Your Scaffolding Provider

    Before you attempt to reposition scaffold structures, consult with your scaffolding provider for specific advice and steps related to the movement of scaffolding around your job site. In some cases you may be advised against repositioning scaffold structures if it poses a safety risk to workers and/or pedestrians and motorists.

    Clear Scaffolding Prior to Move

    If it is deemed safe to move scaffolding, make sure someone inspects all platform surface areas before a move is initiated to ensure tools, materials, and people are removed. Tools and materials left on a scaffold structure pose a falling hazard and cause severe injury and/or building damage.

    Anticipate Multiple Scaffolding Moves at Once

    Repositioning scaffolding takes time and planning, so try to anticipate your needs in advance as much as possible to cut down on the number of movements that need to be made at different times. Repositioning multiple scaffold structures at once will save you time and minimize productivity losses while the scaffolding is being moved.

    For all your scaffolding needs, contact Scaffold Resource. For 20 years we have been the premier scaffold rental provider in the DC and Maryland area. Visit our website to learn more about our scaffold services, including project consulting. If you have any questions, please contact us online or call (301) 924-7223 to speak with one of our project managers.

  • A Look at the Essentials of Underground Shoring Safety

    Underground shoring is usually one of the most important safety considerations for any construction project in which building or trench collapse is a concern. Shoring is used for projects big and small whenever there is a concern for worker safety. Some of the common types of projects that require shoring systems include load-bearing structure replacement/restoration, tunnel excavation, and multi-story building construction. In this article we will look specifically at underground shoring safety. If you need any type of shoring erection, consult with a construction shoring provider in Washington, D.C.

    Consult with Professionals

    First and foremost, consult with professional shoring engineers and planners to determine the specific shoring requirements for your project. No two trenching or excavation projects are similar, and a multitude of factors need to be considered to guarantee the safety of your workers and the success of your underground construction project.

    Don’t Cut Corners

    As a construction project manager, you are often asked to minimize costs wherever and whenever possible. However, cutting corners when it comes to your shoring system is not advisable for any reason. High quality shoring systems are worth every penny and can end up saving you a lot of time and money in the long run compared to shoddy shoring equipment that can fail and endanger worker safety and razor-thin project timelines and profitability margins.

    Train Your Employees

    Before your workers are allowed to use any shoring equipment, make sure they have received proper training and are confident in the safe and recommended use of underground shoring systems. Ask your shoring rental provider to schedule a training seminar or certification class for your employees so they understand how to use the equipment you are renting.

    Since 1996, Scaffold Resource has offered reliable shoring rental and erection services in Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Visit our website to learn why we are the go-to resource for construction shoring, no matter how big or small the project. If you have questions about shoring or scaffolding rentals, call us at (301) 924-7223.