Scaffolding Safety Must be Adhered to be Safe
Scaffolding is an independent and moveable structure used to support workers during construction. It uplifts a person to a higher level providing them a safe place to do the job. It is used to aid in constructing, maintaining and repairing of buildings, bridges and all other structures made by humans. Unsafe scaffolds can result in serious injuries and deaths too. For accessing grandstand seating, concert stages, tower viewing it is an adapted formwork.
It is being used since ancient times when the components were bamboos, canes and iron which have developed periodically to basic components like tubes, boards and couplers. Nowadays demand of Aluminum scaffolds is at extreme high because of its several merits over steel, like weight is comparatively low than the steel tubes which eventually affects the system weight, corrosion free, transporting cost is very low etc. ARES Scaffolding is one such company which provides Aluminum Scaffolding- Mobile Access Towers, low level folding units Podiums and Ladders, Stairway Towers, and Modular Triangular Bridge for short and long term hire at very competitive prices. ARES provides Scaffolding on hire at very affordable prices with a fully dedicated team to serve and treat our customers with quality aluminum products and services.ARES offers many types of aluminum scaffolds on hire- ARES 1450 – Mobile Double Width Tower ARES 1450 – Double Width Tower is the most used for activities which involve involving frequent pile/disassemble or transporting the material to different job sites. Minimum 2 Persons are required for assembling and disassembling the Double Width Tower. They provides light weight, firm & easy to assemble and disassemble, safe to work upside down, maximum adjustability for height and mobility, and equipped with castor wheel and locking system scaffolds.
There’s a composite scaffold too but because of its high rate it is only used when there’s a risk of electric cables overhead that cannot be isolated. Boards provide a working space for the users which are protected by with either metal plates or nail plates. There’s also a sole board placed beneath for better placement of the system. Couplers are the fittings which hold the tubes together. Single couplers are not used as they cannot bear the load; instead only two types of couplers are there. In this the key elements are standard, transoms and ledgers. Vertical tubes transferring the whole weight to the ground are known as Standards. Horizontal tubes connecting two standards are Ledgers. Transoms rest upon the ledgers at right angles. Good foundations are a necessity in creating a good and strong structure. From the safety point of view Scaffolding building materials should be of good quality.Cement, Commercial Ply, Crowd Barrier, Fencing the Chain Link, Green Net, Gypsom Board, Wheel Barrow, Marine Ply, Softwood, Corrugated Sheet Hording Fencing are the building materials used for the safe and quality constructions.
According to the type materials used Scaffold systems are classified into various types. Some of it is: Steel scaffold system, bamboo scaffold system, Aluminum scaffold system etc. Only few are very stable and safe. It relies on the structures adjacent to it through framework ties for its stability. Through box tie, anchoring or bolt, reveal etc. ties are used. Painting and galvanization should be done to prevent steel structures from corrosion. Considering the safety measures, wood structures should not be painted as it prevents the viewing of defects present in it thus leading to a threat towards human life.