Handrails are key to a safe wrok space

Handrails in scaffolding are mainly used for safety. The rails act as a guard for all falling objects like equipment but also people. The design and placement of a handrail are adjustable to meet the demands of any project.  Handrails on scaffold work platforms can honestly save your life. While accidents on scaffolding are on the decrease, scaffold without the use of appropriate guards or rails can increase the hazards associated with working at height. If an employee loses balance, the handrail is ideally located so that his off-balance body does not slip under the chest-high barrier. Most importantly, this system exists as a safety aid. Employees should not lean on the railing during a particularly tough work procedure. These rails are preventative measures. They stop hazardous incidents from occurring.

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