If you do not feel safe, you do not work safely and this is dangerous. You feel tense, use the wrong muscles and get aches and pains.
Scaffolders and construction workers have height to contend with in addition to all the usual safety traps. The higher you go, the greater the need becomes to feel safe. But feeling safe is not enough. You also want to be able to see with your own eyes that everything is as it should be.
You need be able to check at a glance that connections are locked, guardrails are in place and all “holes” and pitfalls eliminated. In addition, of course, you also want to experience safety in the job itself.
This ability to visually carry out inspections also makes the job of the Safety Inspector quicker, easier and simpler and this is no small factor when one considers that all scaffolds in the UK require a mandatory weekly inspection. In the USA , before every work shift.
Security when you move, exactness when you build and stability in the connections are vital criteria. You really want to feel just as safe when working at a height as you do when working on the ground.
+8 is safe
With +8, all the features of an ergonomic scaffold interact. +8 is an optimum system with immense versatility. Strength, safety and stability are achieved using a few well-balanced lightweight components connected vertically and horizontally with unique patented connectors.
All components are secured by + 8′s wedge system with visual safety where the wedges never loosen unintentionally through vibrations, etc. Standards and frames are joined by +8′s sleeve joint with an external sleeve that is stronger than the standard, thereby eliminating the common practice/need of staggering joints. +8′s connecting device not only gives the scaffold stability and strength but also allows it to follow the most “impossible” facade without any dangerous “gaps” in the structure.