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,FIX MY ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING EXTENSION FRAME

 

DAMAGE:

To fix your aluminum scaffolding extension frame we will need to know the problem. This three rung double wide extension frame is missing its bushings.

The missing bushings are what connect the extension frame to the bottom frame. After time these get beat up or lost.

FIX IN THE FIELD:

Fixing your aluminum scaffolding extension frame in the field requires the replacement bushing and the self-tapping screw. You will see from the pictures below the sequence process for replacing the bushing in the field.

This double wide extension frame is missing its bushings.
This shows them lining the holes up and getting ready to insert the self tapping screw

 

This shows the missing bushings at the bottom of the frame and the self tapping screws hole connecting the bushing to the frame

 

this shows bushing in place for self tappiing screws inserted
this shows the bushing in place and the self tapping screw and place. This frame is ready to go.

 

PREVENTION:

Read your owners manual regarding maintenance. By checking your scaffolding daily before it goes out you can catch loose screws or broken rivets. These are the two methods of connections that are used by the manufacturers for connecting the bushing to the frame. It takes less than 10 minutes to read the manual and that time can save you hundreds of dollars.

CONCLUSION:

In fixing your aluminum scaffolding extension frame you will need to know the problem in this situation it was the missing bushings. As you saw above they are easy to replace and if you have any questions please feel free to call me Joe foot at 707. 799. 8902 or email me at Joe@uprightsna.com.

As we like to say at Upright Scaffolds North America is,” if you need to get up, get Upright with Upright Scaffolds North America”

 

DAMAGE SCAFFOLDING

DAMAGE SCAFFOLDING

 

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

Damage scaffolding starts with abuse. Abuse equals misuse.

If a person does not know how to use something like upright aluminum scaffolding they will wind up misusing it and in turn damaging the scaffolding. The pictures below reflects this abuse. The damage to these parts were the result of someone not knowing how to use the scaffolding properly.

Safety clip damage. They ripped between the locking hole and retaining hole
Tour between the locking pin hole and the holding position hole

 

HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE:

Read the scaffolding manual. It will tell you how to use the scaffolding properly. How to set it up properly and tear it down. The instruction manual will talk about scaffolding maintenance. Now taking 10 minutes to read this will save you a lot of money. Train your people on the proper use of the scaffolding. This will prevent damage due to not understanding how to properly set up and tear down scaffolding. Understanding how to use the scaffolding would prevent the above damage.

 

CONCLUSION:

We all spend a lot of money on scaffolding so take the time to read the instruction manual. 10 minutes of time can save you hundreds of dollars. Damaged scaffolding starts with abuse. Abuse equals misuse. So take some time to train your people on the property use of your scaffolding.

If you have any questions you can give us a call at 707.799.8902 or email me at Joe@uprightsna.com.

 

As we like to say at Upright Scaffolds North America, if you need to get up get upright at Upright Scaffolds North America

Aluminum Scaffolding #misused

Aluminum Scaffolding #misused

Aluminum scaffolding #misused

 

 

Aluminum scaffolding #misused shows a series of pictures with descriptions of misuse. If any of your scaffold looks like the aluminum scaffolding #misused please give us a call at 707 – 799 – 8902 ask for Joe foot.

Aluminum scaffolding #misused BROKEN BRAKE LEVER. CUSTOMER WIRED BREAK LEVER UP MEANING NO BREAKING
Aluminum scaffold #misused BROKEN BRAKE LEVER. CUSTOMER WIRED BREAK LEVER UP MEANING NO BREAKING
Aluminum scaffolding #misused BROKEN ADJUSTABLE LEG. CUSTOMER WIRED ADJUSTABLE LEG TEETH.
Aluminum scaffold #misused BROKEN ADJUSTABLE LEG. CUSTOMER WIRED ADJUSTABLE LEG TEETH.
Aluminum scaffolding #misused CUSTOMER LOST SET SCREW TO ADJUSTABLE LEG AND WIRED IT ON. FIX GET A NEW SET SCREW
Aluminum scaffold #misused CUSTOMER LOST SET SCREW TO ADJUSTABLE LEG AND WIRED IT ON. FIX GET A NEW SET SCREW
Aluminum scaffolding #misused PLATFORM HOOK AND RAIL ARE MISSING AND DAMAGE. FIXED IN THE FIELD WITH NEW RAIL AND HOOK
Aluminum scaffold #misused PLATFORM HOOK AND RAIL ARE MISSING AND DAMAGE. FIXED IN THE FIELD WITH NEW RAIL AND HOOK
BROKEN PLATFORM HOOK AND RAIL. FIX REPLACE RAIL AND HOOK.
BROKEN PLATFORM HOOK AND RAIL. FIX REPLACE RAIL AND HOOK.

 

Your scaffolding needs to be Inspected answer before use. These are some of the aluminum scaffolding #misused items you need to look for. Scaffold needs to be checked before use completely. Remember it’s your body and your life that is going to be off the ground.

There are ways to fixture your aluminum scaffold #misused scaffold parts. You can modify frames, replace interlock clips, clean casters out, replace plywood on platforms as well as fixing or modifying many other items on your scaffolding. If you have any questions just take a picture and email it to Joe@uprightsna.com. Include your contact information and I will get back to you with an answer.

I hope you’ve enjoyed aluminum scaffold #missed used showing the series of pictures with descriptions of misuse. We are always there for you so please give us a call.

As always, “if you need to get up, get upright with Upright Scaffold North America.”

 

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