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  1. #11
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    I'd be nervous of standing on that if it was taken down and flat on the floor lol.

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    I did not take photos of the original welds but they are not much better.
    May be the welder works for a tinny builder during the week.

    ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    I saw a video of the guy welding that. Its when they taught ray Charles how 2 weld..

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    Here are some images from Bunning's scaffold.
    You have to remember this is a safety issue. If someone falls from scaffold because of a bad weld the welder will be held criminally responsible.

    Ji
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    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jigantor,

    Very informative.

    Is the scaffolding in your photos unique to your country?
    Looks like aluminum construction.
    Can you post a photo of wide angle view of how it is installed.

    Here in the US we typically use sectional steel type.
    http://www.superiorscaffold.com/products1.php

    Now having said that, I saw this type used in Hong Kong and China when I went there to visit our company's factory to address quality issues with our products.

    http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat...affolding.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yTvE3_qp4

    Still used today.

    I did ask an engineer at one construction site about this method and he told me that this "wire & wood" technique is similar our use of tie wire to connect rebar although their "tie" wire is typically steel 1/8" to 3/16" in diameter. He then invited me to climb up and inspect it for myself. I took him up on the offer and was very impressed. It wasn't "bouncy" at all and I really felt safe. The "bamboo" is not always true bamboo. Sometimes it is straight round debarked wood limbs and varies from 4" to 6" in diameter at the wide end.

    But perhaps the difference is that the guys installing it are the same ones climbing up and doing the work.

    I fell once, only about 12 ft and had a full body harness on to save my butt, but I had bruises from the straps for weeks.

    thank you osha..............
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    Hi Burnt Hands,
    This is not the type of scaffold that is used on the outside of buildings.
    This is a push around walk up its stair/ladder type for packing pallet racking to 3 meters high.
    I will get a pic so you can see what it looks like.

    I went to Singapore in 1982 & experience the bamboo building scaffold. Very strong and stable but no chance it will ever be used in Australia. Our Work place health and safety would never allow it.

    Ji
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    Here is a link to a aluminium scaffold company in Australia.

    Used the mobile scaffold quite a bit.


    http://www.mrscaffold.com.au/cms/
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    It doesn't look like a part of a scaffold, but more like a stair type, not meant to load anything but more for just climbing up and work from.
    Not much weight carrying capacity.
    Very thin wall materials as I can see.

  10. #20

    Default So show us what it should look like

    Set up a sample joint like that and show us your bead.

    Being a beginner it helps if I can see right and wrong side by side.

    Looks like the guy did take a grinder to it first for cleaning.

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