Although we associate scaffolding with construction, it’s used in so many different places and projects. It’s one of the things that has been used for thousands of years, but it looks like it hasn’t changed a lot. That’s because if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!
What is Scaffolding?
A complex weave of pipes, scaffolding can be made from metal or even bamboo. It forms a primary support structure for a range of different purposes. It helps prevents accidents and injuries and provides platforms for construction workers. Whilst it may not look particularly sturdy, its design is simple, effective and very reliable. They are cost-effective and indispensable across a number of industries from events to building cleaning! Even with all our new technology, the humble scaffold retains its place in the world.
Commercial Uses for Scaffolding
Read on to discover its commercial uses:
This is the obvious one, but scaffolding continues to be a vital tool in the construction sector. You may think that a heavy-duty crane or expandable ladder works for your project but in fact scaffolding in a cheaper, safer and more efficient way to construct a building. It’s not limited by height restrictions, but since around 65% of construction workers do their work on scaffolds, it’s vital to make sure it is safely secured. Different types are used:
- Rolling scaffolding – these have wheels installed at the base to enable it to move, which makes them great for painting jobs.
- Supported scaffolding – this has sturdy frame and a base made from poles, brackets, to support a work platform
- Suspended scaffolding – where it is from the roof because supported scaffolding won’t work
- Temporary seating for sports
If you’ve ever been to an annual sports event such as the Rugby 7’s, chances are you’ve sat on a temporary stand that was erected especially for that event. Scaffolding consultants built that stand! These spider’s webs of safe, linked seating often seat thousands of spectators.
- Cleaning and painting
If you have the task of cleaning the windows of a tall building, then you may have considered the rope and basket technique but scaffolding is a much better option. Many of the world’s tallest buildings have scaffolding erected to carry out cleaning of the exterior. It’s also perfect for painting in hard to reach areas and exteriors.
- Concerts and entertainment
Scaffolding is widely used in the entertainment industry. Think of any festivals that you have attended? The stage set up, the lights, the sound desk – scaffolding is flexible enough to accommodate all these different uses.
Remember that only trained scaffolders should oversee the construction and overturning of these set-ups in order to adhere to safety regulations.
Looking for a Scaffold Company For Your Project?
If you’re in need of scaffolding for your project – whether it is in construction, advertising or anything else, get in touch with DH Scaffold Services Limited. We’re a professional scaffold company with years of experience in specialist scaffold design. Simply give us a call on 01142300923 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you promptly.