Cuplock scaffolding is among the most well-known scaffolding systems. It’s modular, easy to set up and provides high safety working to workers. This method statement pertains to the cuplock scaffolding system.
A scaffold is a temporary stage used for working from on a construction site. It is required when the work that has to be done is at an elevated location. Several types of scaffolding systems are available for construction. A few of the scaffolding systems are:
- Single scaffolding
- Double scaffolding
- Tubular steel scaffolding
- Cuplock scaffolding
This method statement describes the procedure and resources required to do the work. Use any other resources and methods not referred to in this method statement to suit the project requirement. Always execute the work safely complying with the required standard.
This method statement summarizes suggested method of executing works safely within any constraints. This method statement offers advice and guidance to the personnel involved in this activity to:
a) Carry works in a manner that’s safe at all times;
b) Know the hazards involved in the activity;
c) Ensure controls to steer clear of hazard exposure are in place.
The sequence of activities is a repetitive process and many aspects are common to distinct sites. Include with detail, any crucial aspects specific to the project. Always follow the approved checklists prior to the start of the activity.
What this Method Statement covers
The scope of this document covers:
- A safe work method for carrying Cuplock Scaffolding system
- Scaffolding work procedure
- Materials, equipment, and tools needed to carry out the Scaffolding activity
- Applicable standards throughout the execution of the project
Applicable Standards for Cuplock Scaffolding
- OSHA 3150: Scaffolding
- IS: 2750 : 1964 – Steel scaffolding
- IS 4014 : 1967 Part 2 – Steel tubular scaffolding – safety regulations for scaffolding
Materials required for Cuplock Scaffolding
- Standards (Verticals)
- Ledgers (Horizontals)
- Tie bars
- Universal Jack
- Socket Base
- Steel planks
- Clamps and Adapters
Equipment and tools used for Cuplock Scaffolding
- Tape measure
- Spanner set
- Other equipment for material handling and shifting as required
Health, Safety, and Environment
Execute all activities with due regard to Health, Safety & Environment of all the employees and third parties.
- Assess for any underground and overhead electrical lines or some other obstructions
- Safety nets shall be present whenever there’s work to be done at or above a height of 2.5 meters.
- Each of scaffolding things must be passed with caution and not thrown.
- Assess site prior to scaffolding erection to ensure appropriate load support without a settlement.
- Carry the work under the strict guidance and supervision
- Maintain adequate visibility at all times by providing appropriate lighting
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
You may be interested in reading: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Inspect all scaffold components for any visible defects like cracks, corrosion etc.
- Scaffolding components from various makers should not be combined.
- Place the standards (verticals) on base plates above level and firm strata that’s capable to support the load without a settlement
- Erect the initial lift. Fasten all connections securely before erecting following lifts
- All platforms must be planked entirely with a minimum width of 460 mm
- Install guardrails on all open sides
- Provide adequate accessibility for example ladders, stairway, ramps and walkways as required.
- Install debris nets to defend persons from debris and some other falling objects