Letting Another Contractor Use Your Scaffolding Could Be a Big Mistake
In response to an insistent decorator who hired both a Painting Contractor and an Electrical Contractor for some work in her client’s penthouse, the Painting Contractor agreed to let the Electrical Contractor use his scaffold to hang a ceiling fixture. As the electrical contractor climbed down from the scaffolding using the cross bars, he fell, creating serious injury. The Painting Contractor had no knowledge of his starting the work. Using diagonal cross bars as a means to climb scaffolding is an OSHA violation, and a common mistake often made in the trade. You can lose your business over a mistake like that. Don’t let it happen to you. We can help. Free advise on OSHA compliance issues for first time callers.