Paws for reading

Paws for Reading – Term One 2018

Read to a furry friend! Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Read to a furry friend!

Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Can this help your child’s reading?

Similar programmes have been shown to improve reading fluency between 10 – 30% over time, however no results are guaranteed.

How to participate

Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus.

Dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session, however the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention.


Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs.

Please do not book your child into a session if they have a known allergy to dogs.

Summer in Selwyn Libraries

Our Summer in Selwyn holiday programmes are underway – find out what’s on at your library.

Think, Create, Write!

Ever seen a ‘zine? Tell your story, make your own book, and illustrate it! Create in a digital or paper format. Suitable for all school aged children.

FREE – bookings not required but spaces are limited.

Darfield – Monday 22 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am
Leeston – Tuesday 23 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln – Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am
Rolleston – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

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Kawaii Crafts

We all know about the Japanese cutsie pop-culture of Hello Kitty® and Pushkin® – have a go at our cutsie crafts – includes origami, making bookmarks, and for those that want a challenge, hand sew a cute cat cushion!

Recommended for children age 8 and over.

FREE – bookings are required.

Monday 15 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Monday 22 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

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Games Challenge

Multigenerational fun! Bring your nana, your dad, your cousins or just yourself! We will have a range of giant and normal sized games available for all ages to play.

FREE – Bookings not required, but spaces will be limited.

Darfield – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Leeston – Thursday 18 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Lincoln – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rolleston – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Outreach – Dunsandel Sports Centre– Thursday 18 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – Glentunnel Community Centre – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 2.30-3.30pm
Outreach – Tai Tapu Library – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – West Melton Community Centre – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Games Challenge

Foster Park Playground Pop-Up Library

Selwyn District Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park Playground in Rolleston during the summer holidays. There will be FREE fun activities and games, as well as books and more!

Monday 8 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Monday 15 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm

Popup Library

Creative Tech

Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and our Green Screen Selfie Space.

Suitable for all school aged children, bookings not required but spaces are limited. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) recommended.

All Libraries – Saturday 13 January 2018, 2.00-3.30pm

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Teddies’ Overnight Adventures

Is your teddy looking for a fun adventure? Your teddy is welcome to spend the night having fun at your local library. Collect your teddy the following day and discover what adventures and mischief it had during the night in the library, listen to a story or two, and take some selfies with our green screen! (BYOD recommended). If your teddy is not too tired, you may like to take it to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Rolleston.

Drop your teddy to your local library by 2pm Friday 19 January.

Collect your teddy Saturday 20 January:

Darfield Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Leeston Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Rolleston Library, 12.00-1.00pm*

*The Teddy Bears Picnic runs from 1.00-3.00pm at Rolleston Community Centre on Saturday 20 January 2018.

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Types of Remote Controlled Cars


Remote control cars aka RC cars have been around for decades, but they have only gained in popularity in recent years. There are a number of different reasons for this change in the popularity of RC cars. One of the most important is the fact that they are much easier to pilot and operate than real RC cars, which makes them a better choice for beginners. They are also quieter than real cars and don’t require a lot of maintenance. If you have just started to collect remote control cars then there are a few things you should know before getting started.

Radio-controlled vehicles come in a wide variety of different types. You can get them in both brushless motors and electric models. In addition to the difference in engine types, brushless motors tend to be more expensive than electric ones. The price range for RC cars is large and includes models that will fit anyone’s budget.

Brushless motors and on-road cars have become associated with each other in recent years. In order to use the two technologies in conjunction with your RC cars, you will need to purchase an electric RC car and a brushless electric motor. Electric vehicles are generally faster and more capable than gas-powered cars.

Gas-powered cars are much larger and heavier than brushless motor vehicles. This combination leads to a larger price range for RC cars. You can find many gas-powered RC cars in all price ranges and sizes. Gas-powered vehicles tend to be better on-road vehicles and more stable, but they are also larger and heavier and do not drive well for competitions. If you want a smaller, lighter, and more on-road experience with your RC cars, then you will probably want to look at brushless motorized vehicles.

Some of the best RC cars come with brushless motors and both operate off of the same transmitter and control system. These vehicles include Traxxas and Honda RC trucks, radio controlled cars from Radio Flyer and Power Wheels, and nitro RC vehicles from Traxxas and K&N nitro products. RC trucks are designed for real-world driving and terrain. They can run on smooth streets and on rough terrain without damage or difficulty. Most trucks come with aftermarket accessories that enhance their performance on all types of roads and all kinds of surfaces.

Remote control cars, which include RC trucks and buggies, are smaller in size and faster. You can get them in both electric and gas. Some of the more expensive RC cars come with separate battery packs for both an electric and gas powered system. Many people start out with a model truck to learn how to build their RC cars. Buggies are much like radio control cars, but you don’t have to use a transmitter system. They are great for people who enjoy going outdoors and doing things they may not be able to do with a larger vehicle.

Remote control models are built to go more places, so they can go almost anywhere. Gasoline powered vehicles are great for fast fun in open desert or grasslands. However, you have to use an RC battery pack and if you aren’t good at working with batteries and you don’t have a lot of time to put into setting up and racing your RC models, you may want to look into models with battery packs. There are RC models with glow plug systems as well, which give you extra power and allow you to get around dirtier or harder terrains.

The newest type of RC car is the Ready-to-Run (RTR). Ready-to-Run vehicles are ready to drive right out of the box, and most of them come with everything you need to get started. However, if you are new to remote-controlled vehicles and would prefer to buy your own RC car or truck, there are a wide variety of RTR types that are available. Many people choose a Ready-to-Run vehicle because it allows them to start out slow and practice their driving techniques before moving up to faster vehicles that have more powerful motors.

How to Remove Black Mold From Your Home


Black mould, also called toxic or black mould, is a type of fungus that forms its conidia, or reproductive spirals, in black sludge or slime. It can be found in dry soil and rock grains, although the preferred location for the fungus is in damp or moist building materials from water-logged or wet areas. Toxic black mould can be found in homes, offices, and other buildings built over a century ago when drainage systems weren’t as efficient as they are today, making the building more susceptible to mold growth. Mold growth is not the only hazard posed by toxic mold; it is also responsible for a range of health problems, including allergies, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, sinusitis, asthma, depression, and chronic respiratory illnesses.

One of the primary symptoms of toxic mold is the accumulation of a black powdery substance on surfaces that come into contact with it, such as bedding, walls, ceiling, flooring, or storage. This powdery substance is usually odorless or has a mild toxic odor. In addition, it releases spores into the air, which can be inhaled by humans or animals if exposed. However, there are some types of toxic mold that release toxins into the air when the conditions are right. When this happens, people living or working in the area are at risk of developing serious health problems, even if they have only been exposed to the mildest of the toxic forms of black mold.

When the environment is constantly moist, such as during the summer or fall months, the structure is more likely to accumulate damp walls and floors that are prime spots for mould growth. Leaks in the walls and floors will let dirt and grime seep into the walls and the ground, where it is easily ingested and can build up. The environment is also at risk when there are not enough barriers between the floor and ceiling, or a section of the ceiling is leaking. These gaps allow moisture to escape, creating an environment that is perfect for mould to grow.

If there are not enough barriers to prevent moisture from escaping, the ceiling and walls will condense, causing them to swell and become soft, making it more likely for water to enter the building. This condition, which is called sagging and ceiling dew, will result in cracked and crumbling paint, wallpaper, and drywall. Low condensation levels in the building are another sign of poor ventilation. If the moisture is not removed quickly, the moisture will find its way into the air by collecting on window panes, causing interior moisture problems and the development of mould.

To get rid of black mould, you must first get rid of the conditions that make it grow in the first place. It cannot be eliminated, but it can be controlled so that the risk of it starting is greatly reduced. For this to happen, you need to make sure the following things are in good repair:

Examine the inside of walls and ceilings: if they are cracked, look for signs of dampness and condensation. This may mean that they have had a leak recently. If you see discolouration on the interior, the walls are probably damp. It is recommended that you use a special mould killing solution to get rid of any damp areas and to clean and paint the walls immediately to eradicate any mould that does appear.

Clean gutters regularly to prevent the build-up of damp moss on roof tiles and shingles. Remove debris from gutters to allow them to drain properly and to prevent the accumulation of moisture on the roof. If you see any moss growing anywhere around the house, this needs to be removed as soon as possible. The moss can grow into black mould very quickly if it is allowed to grow unchecked.

Remove high levels of indoor dampness: this can cause serious health problems later on in life. Mold grows best where there are high levels of moisture present, such as behind doors, windows and in cupboards. You should also remove high levels of humidity, such as from a shower. If you do have mold growing anywhere inside your home, you should seek advice from a health professional as soon as possible to avoid the build-up of other health problems.

Finding a Carpet Cleaning Company in Auckland


Alex Carpet Cleaning in West Auckland is a service that you can take advantage of if you have a lot of kids and pets. The carpet is a large investment for any household, but it may not be a necessity if your family is used to having clean carpets at home. If this is the case, then you may want to consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner to come to your home and give it a thorough cleaning.

When a carpet is not cleaned often, it can begin to smell. This can be a good thing, but it can also be an unpleasant thing as well. Therefore, if you find that the odour coming from the carpet is getting worse, you will want to look into hiring a professional carpet cleaner to come out and give your home a thorough cleaning.

You may feel that you can get away with only steam cleaning your carpet. However, many carpets can be damaged by dry cleaning methods as well. If you do not want to use these methods, you can also hire a company that specializes in carpet cleaning in Auckland. They will have professionals who have experience with cleaning carpets. In addition, you should consider how much money you are willing to spend on this service.

There are many different types of carpet to choose from. If you have pets, it is always better to purchase one of the pet friendly carpets. These types of carpets will not attract or harbour fleas. This type of carpet can also help to maintain your children’s allergies.

The cost of a carpet can be quite high, depending on the type of material that you have chosen and the different types of stains that you have. If you are planning to buy a carpet, make sure you think about the quality and amount of maintenance that you will be required to provide for it. Alex Carpet cleaning Auckland can cost anywhere from two hundred dollars to several thousand. Therefore, you need to decide how much time and money you are willing to invest in this task.

Before you decide to hire a cleaning company, make sure you research a few companies and get information from reviews. You should be able to compare prices, warranties, and the services that each company provides. This can help you find the best cleaning company for your needs. If you want to do the work yourself, you can find reviews online to help you with this task as well.

Once you have chosen the right company, you will need to make sure that they are licensed and insured. These are just a few of the things you need to look for. You should also make sure that the carpet cleaning company you choose offers a guarantee for their work. This will ensure that you know that they will keep your carpets looking their best.

You can find carpet cleaning Auckland companies that work in both Auckland and Wellington for the services that you need. In fact, most carpet cleaning companies are located in Auckland, but some have offices in Wellington as well. Therefore, if you live in New Zealand and are not able to travel to Auckland to perform this task, you may want to consider hiring a company that has a location in the city. That way, you can get your carpet cleaning done more easily.

Black Leather Sneakers – What You Need To Know


White leather sneakers have been out of style for many years. They aren’t just one of the most stylish sneaker craze, they are also one of the most well-liked sneaker styles. Since summer is now in full swing and in the process of changing into winter, we are taking a look at black leather sneakers.

Today’s style of the sneaker is based heavily on comfort, as many people wear shoes for all kinds of activities. From casual walking to running, sneakers are available that can withstand all kinds of weather. However, if you are looking for something different then you should take a closer look at a pair of leather sneakers.

For a long time, white shoes have always been considered a very casual outfit. Black sneakers have been more fashionable and this has lead to an increase in demand for the pair. Leather shoes have now become a favourite footwear for both men and women due to their popularity. Many people like to add a bit of flair to their wardrobe by adding a pair of stylish shoes to their daily attire. It gives you a unique look that is completely unique.

There are a lot of different styles of these types of sneakers. Let’s take a look at some of them.

This type of sneaker is great for a casual look. The soles are made from leather, so the shoes don’t easily slip or slide when wet. These are also known to be very durable and long lasting. A lot of kids like these shoes as they are very comfortable to wear and will never feel tired. If you wear these shoes during the warmer months, you will probably want to keep them with you during the day. The bright color of these sneakers is also very popular among kids.

Another very popular type of black sneaker is the suede variety. This kind of footwear is very lightweight and has a nice smooth finish to them. They are perfect for those who love walking outdoors and can walk for long hours without getting sore or tired.

The last two popular styles are also great options. These shoes are a bit on the expensive side and are made from a lighter leather. and therefore are not as comfortable. It would be best to opt for a pair that is made from suede rather than a genuine leather shoe.

Leather sneakers are definitely an excellent choice if you want something new and stylish. But before you go out and purchase any pair, it would be a good idea to buy some tips and advice first.

Pest Control Near Me – Choose a Company That Works!


To get your pest control solution, there are several things you should consider to keep you safe and the area clean. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 exterminators according to nationwide availability, along with other important factors – such as customer satisfaction, the variety of treatment options, and the quality of their certified staff. Before you move forward, however, we want to let you know that pest management is a serious matter, and should not be taken lightly.

Your specific pest management issue can range from termites to bed bugs, from cockroaches to bed bugs, or from rats to mice, and we want to be sure that we can provide you with the best possible service based upon the type of situation you are facing. Let’s look at some important factors to consider before selecting a company.

An Auckland pest control company may be able to provide the tools you need for getting rid of your pests without breaking any laws. It is important to understand the restrictions in your area, and if possible, have them checked out before calling the experts.

You need to make sure that your pest control company is certified. The National Pest Control Association or NFPA is an organization that sets the standards for pest control. They maintain a website where you can see their certifications from all over the country. They also offer information about how they are accredited, contact information, and other helpful tips.

There are a number of pest control companies that offer services to residential and commercial properties, so it is very important that you choose one that has experience in this type of work. These companies know exactly what it takes to get rid of pests.

When selecting a pest control company, it is best to find one that offers multiple methods of pest control. This means they offer both an environmentally-friendly method, along with an effective, traditional method of pest control.

A good pest control company can also provide you with a guarantee. This way, if they don’t completely get rid of your pest, you won’t have to pay for another one, but can try again.

Finally, a pest control company can provide you with a toll-free number if you have any questions or concerns. This way, you can contact them when it is convenient, rather than having to call each pest control company individually.

Choosing a pest control company, is a big step in eliminating pest infestations and ensuring that they do not return. If you have any specific pests or problems, it will help to consult with a company that is experienced in your specific area.

Don’t waste time. Don’t waste money. Instead, contact the right pest control company.

It is easy to get tempted by advertising. When a new company comes into your community, they may have plenty of brochures to go around with your name on it. While this can be helpful, the company should be honest with you.

Companies that advertise frequently can be hard to tell apart from the good ones. Ask to see samples of their work, and ask for references, and find out how long they have been in business.

When you contact a pest control company, make sure you do it in a professional manner. If you are unsure of anything, don’t hesitate to ask.

Be prepared to discuss the treatment and work of the company’s staff. You want to make sure that they are able to complete the job safely. They should be willing to answer any questions you may have so you don’t have to worry about them not being able to finish the job properly.

You should also know the company’s reputation. Make sure you know if they have had any negative experiences, and if so, what those were.

The bottom line is that you want to be confident that you are choosing a pest control company that provides quality services. that ensure you get the results you expect.

Auckland Sex Shops


New Zealand’s sex shops are one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. There is so much more to these stories than just sex toys. They also sell other products that are related to the sale of sex toys, such as condoms and lubricants, plus many other things related to sex and sexuality.

Sex toys, in particular, are a huge business in New Zealand and it isn’t surprising that some of the best places to shop for them are in the country’s capital city, Wellington. The Big W in the West Auckland area is the largest and probably the biggest sex shop in the country.

Sex shops can be found all over New Zealand and there is no shortage of them. The main towns to visit our Queenstown in the South Island and Christchurch in the North Island. Of course, you can go to wherever suits you.

In Christchurch, you can visit “Queen” or “Jack”, which is the biggest store. Both of these stores sell vibrators and other adult products. These two stores are open every day from Monday to Saturday. So if you are looking for something, you’ll find it here.

In Auckland, you have two of the biggest sex shops, both owned by the same company, which is called “Pink”. This store sells products such as condoms, lubricants and vibrators. The “Pink” store is located on Broadway at Broadway, and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday. It is worth taking a look around. There’s also a “Hip Hop” in the suburb of Manukau, which sells sex toys and adult clothing.

In Wellington, you can go to “Sex Plus” which is a store that sells a wide range of adult products. This store is a big one and the only store that sells all types of adult products in the entire city.

The Auckland sex shops are also very well known and respected and they are the same places that the large movie companies and other celebrities visit when they’re in NZ. They have been featured on the local news and television stations for years and are always packed with people shopping.

Most of the people who visit these shops in NZ are young urban professionals, who like to shop. They buy all kinds of products, including adult products such as condoms, vibrators, and lubricants. in a range of different prices.

Car Wreckers in West Auckland Offer Great Cash for Used and New Auto Parts


Car Wreckers West Auckland group at Taha Car Donation is currently working in your neighborhood. We’re also the locals in that area who’s in need of an extra car to add to their fleet. The rest of us is just a bunch of average individuals that don’t own much fancy junk. Whatever type of car you have to get rid of, there are people who are looking for just such a thing.

The company “Car Wrecker” in West Auckland is actually a group of individuals and companies that all specialize in the different car wrecking services. Some have more experience than others, but all of us have something to offer. For any car wrecker in need of a vehicle to pull and transport, we can give it our best deal. We will have a quote from the person who owns the car first, before giving it to us. From there, we have the option to either accept or decline.

It’s good that we have a choice because not everyone wants to go the car wreckers west Auckland way. I know I don’t. The idea of hauling a dead car off the side of the road and hauling it away seemed to put me off for a while. There’s a lot to consider when getting rid of an old car, including the cost of removal, and I didn’t have all the details handy.

That’s where “Car Wrecker” came into the picture. They’ve got plenty of experience in this field and their rates are competitive. What’s more, they have two locations in West Auckland, both within the suburb of Warkworth. This means that the service is just as fast as any in the city. This is great news for us, West Auckland car wreckers West Auckland team.

Car Wrecker’s service is quick, efficient and totally hassle free. I’m happy to recommend them to anyone looking to get rid of an old car, save some cash and get instant cash. The whole process from start to finish takes about an hour. They don’t charge extra for this, so you’re not stuck paying a premium for it. Just think how much quicker that would make things if your car needed a removal!

Our company actually uses two services from two car wreckers. One is for general moving and the other for the location of the old vehicle. With both at our service, we have never been happier. The people are friendly and informative and they quickly get on with the job, knowing that their customer is happy and content.

Most of the car removal services also offer a mobile unit in West Auckland. This means that all you have to do is drop your car off at one of their locations, then collect it when it is ready. I can’t stress enough the value of this. It helps get rid of that old car quicker and definitely helps you save some money. West Auckland car wreckers are well worth the cost, but I wouldn’t recommend using them if you have sensitive items that you need removed.

If you are looking to move to the area, I strongly recommend the use of a reputable company. Do your research and find a reliable company. If you already know which companies you want to use, don’t worry. I’ve given you the information you need to find the best company to move your car parts in and I hope you’ve found the best results from using an online company that deals with a variety of different areas.

How To Safely Use Construction Scaffolding


Construction scaffolding is an essential construction tool, designed to help construct and manage buildings and work sites. Construction workers need to be able to use scaffolds properly and also perform tasks safely and efficiently. If scaffolds are not used correctly or if workers are not aware of their limitations, accidents can occur. These accidents can lead to serious injury or even death. To ensure that all employees and contractors understand the construction site safety rules, they must be trained in scaffolding use. The OSHA construction regulations outline the duties that construction companies and supervisors must take to ensure that construction site workers and contractors are using scaffolds correctly and are in control at all times.

Scaffolding can be broken down into three different categories. Each category has its own set of hazards associated with it. The first category, the lighthouse scaffold, is designed for lighter loads, such as those required for a single small task or one piece of equipment. It is not designed to carry heavier loads. The second category, the work platform scaffold, is designed to help workers perform tasks on higher floors. These are often used when scaffolds are required for high-rise structures, like those at corporate buildings and hospitals.

OSHA recognized the need for its own set of construction scaffolding requirements. In response, the organization created the Certification in Structural Safety and Inspectors (CIS) program to provide employers with knowledge and information regarding the proper use and maintenance of scaffolding systems. Four important CIS standards have been developed based on the guidelines outlined in the OSHA Construction Scaffolding Standard.

One of the primary goals of the OSHA construction scaffolding requirements was to create a standard system of guidelines that would make scaffolding practices easier to determine. For this purpose, the organization assigned a standard rating system to the different types of scaffolding. The ratings are based on the type of platform and the tasks it is intended to support. For example, if the scaffolding is to be used to erect a four-story building, the rating would be four hundred.

There are several ways to evaluate scaffolding operations. One of them is through the certification process. Under the auspices of the OSHA construction scaffolding safety training program, certified scaffolds can be awarded a letter of approval from a trained engineer or another qualified individual.

The two primary categories of scaffolding are single scaffolding and double scaffolding. Single scaffolds are used to provide support for lightweight or portable materials, while double scaffolds are employed for heavier loads. In the case of single scaffolds, workers must install or repair the rails, ladders, or cleats separately. For double scaffolds, the parts are bolted together.

OSHA does not regulate the on-site installation of scaffolding; rather, it relies on employers to make determinations about the safe installation of the equipment. However, OSHA does have standards for the design and use of scaffolding, such as using the appropriate attachments and using the appropriate materials. This is especially important when it comes to determining whether a scaffolding safety system is properly installed. An experienced erector or manufacturer is capable of providing an honest assessment of the scaffold’s potential hazards and any corrective actions that can be taken in order to minimize the risks of accidents and fall injuries. An experienced person can also inform an employer of any problems that may arise from the proper use and maintenance of the scaffolding.

When evaluating scaffolds, OSHA takes into account the number of employees working on any one job site, as well as the number of workers required to lift the load. This can be calculated by the number of feet in the vertical and horizontal sections of the work platform. OSHA also takes into consideration the distance from the top of the work area to the nearest obstruction, the presence of any moving or vibrating parts, the distance from the point where the top of the work platform begins to move and the nearest obstruction, and the angle from the tip of the top of the work area to the nearest obstruction. An employee should take all these factors into consideration to determine if a scaffold is in a position to provide the necessary fall protection.