In this blog, we love to talk about all things scaffolding, especially about all the different types of scaffolding. In today’s article, we’re going to cover ‘pump jack scaffolding’.
What is Pump Jack Scaffolding?
Pumpjack scaffolding is a unique type of portable scaffolding. This scaffolding system rests on supports attached to one or two vertical posts. To operate the pump jack scaffold, the user must raise the scaffold by pumping the foot pedals, almost like a car jack.
The brackets on this scaffold are designed to be raised and lowered.
How high can pump jacks go?
The maximum height a pump jack scaffold can go is 48 feet. Pumpjack scaffolding is ideal for construction work, painting as well as roofing.
Are pump jacks safe?
When setting up a pump jack scaffolding system, you must always have safety in mind. For effective safety, it is important that no more than two people should stand on the cross plank. Nobody should stand on the workbench and the load should not exceed 500Ibs.
For further work safety on a scaffold, users must wear fall-arresting gear and/ or install safety nets. In addition, the open sides of the platform should be secured with guardrails and the poles properly secured. Furthermore, it is important to provide safe access to your scaffold; this can be achieved by securing a ladder jack to the platform so that workers can easily access the scaffold.
How does pump jack scaffolding work?
Pumpjack scaffolding can have an electric or gas-driven engine that rotates as a counterweight; it is attached to the arm that moves the pivoting beam up and down. The cable at the opposite end pulls a rod assembly up and then drops it back down.
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