If you’ve ever worked on a construction or building site, you’ll be perfectly aware of the importance of installing scaffolding to assist with the work environment. Indeed, building platforms are integral in improving the efficiency of construction sites, along with increasing worker and civilian safety. Workplaces can be a really dangerous environment, particularly construction sites where the moving of large, heavy materials happens by the hour. More importantly, there are various types of building towers that can be used across a wide variety of building sites. In fact, every site most likely has different objectives, materials and tasks that need to be achieved every day.
In addition, scaffolding is an integral part of improving the functionality of a worksite. The average day on a construction site can be rather frenetic: chaotic foot traffic, rapid movement of materials and various objectives. Having raised building platforms can help increase worker productivity since workers can now reach areas that were perhaps unviable without scaffolding. This means that tasks can be completed at a quicker rate. Likewise, building towers can also help streamline foot traffic and the movement of materials throughout the worksite, which may have been a tiresome and tedious task in the past.
This is one of the most important benefits of using scaffolding on a worksite. Installing building towers act as a crucial support for labourers navigating their way around the site. Building platforms are often made from aluminium, meaning they have great strength and durability, which is pivotal when operating during poor weather conditions (like strong winds and torrential rain) and creating a safe working environment. Construction platforms can also be designed to have walkways, which enable workers to spread themselves evenly across the platform and work in a safer manner. A mismatch in weight distribution or a poorly designed building tower could lead to a platform collapse, which could result in serious injury or death. With a building tower, however, worksite congestion can be easily managed and maintained, thereby reducing the likelihood of serious accidents.
Construction platforms can be applied to various different types of building scenarios. For example, light duty scaffolding is best suited for less intensive construction activity. They are relatively easy to install, meaning they are perfect for small construction jobs that won’t take long or even light trade work for your personal home. They are also very flexible and can be dismantled with ease, so they can be transported across locations.
Medium duty scaffolding is generally used for more substantial building tasks. Each tower can support a working load of approximately 450kg, meaning they are stronger and more durable than the light duty alternative. However, they are immovable after being installed, making them less mobile than light duty platforms. Nonetheless, medium duty platforms can be designed to have a locking system that prevents theft when worksites are left vacant overnight. Thus, medium duty towers are best suited for medium scale construction sites, where the job may take several weeks or months.
Walk-Thru scaffolding can be used in a wide array of construction sites. They can be built to be 30 metres high, making them perfect for high rise or elevated construction work. Likewise, they are equipped with walk-through end to end access, making them the perfect choice for large construction sites, where several towers may need to be joined over hundreds of metres. In essence, these walkthroughs will enhance worker productivity, while improving time efficiency and workplace mobility.
Clearly, there are several benefits of using scaffolding on your construction site and various types that can be applied to different workplace circumstances.