Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Scaffolding on construction sites


Good practice

Rust can pollute water. If you are storing scaffold poles in one place for prolonged periods of time, keep them off the ground to reduce rusting and the risk of polluting water.

Store scaffold clips in lidded containers. Preventing scaffold clips from rusting and being mislaid on site means that you have to replace fewer of them, which will help you to save money and reduce waste.

When removing scaffolding, sweep mud, dust and stones from the boards onto a shovel and dispose of them before removing and banging the boards.

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