We’ve been experts in our field since 2011. We are a specialist design consultancy for domestic and commercial scaffolding, so we’re used to it when we hear the question, “what is scaffolding for?”. To clarify things, we thought we’d put together this brief article to explain the uses and necessity of scaffolding in the construction industry. Be it a commercial or domestic renovation or building project, you’re bound to need scaffolding, and here’s why.
Health and Safety
First and foremost, the main point of scaffolding is to provide safety to the workers, and the general public. Scaffolding has many uses; whether it be supporting a structure itself, or allowing workers ease of access, it has an important role to play in any construction project ensuring the safety of builders or anyone close to the construction project.
As someone working at a tall height, as a person is likely to do during a building project, they need to know that they have a stable structure to work from. Debris nets can also be set up on this type of scaffolding to ensure that any loose items do not accidentally fall to the ground, potentially injuring someone. Specialist scaffold design provide safety up top, and on the ground level too.
Ease of Access and Flexibility
Aside from key safety benefits from scaffolding, workers want to be able to access difficult-to-reach areas easily, and also work on their specific jobs without any accessibility problems. Scaffolding services provides the solution. Not only can workers reach great heights, but equipment and heavy items can be transported to the top using a pulley system.
Furthermore, scaffolding can be moved so that it is placed in the most suitable area of a construction site. Once the work is completed, scaffolders can easily come along and dismantle the structure. Without scaffolding structures, many construction projects would take a laboriously long time, so scaffolding is also useful for providing added efficiency.
Usually, on construction sites, work on certain areas needs to be carried out by a group of people. Scaffolding provides a platform – literally – for construction workers to be able to carry out their tasks together. This saves a lot of time, and added to the fact that scaffolding is safer and provides better access, using scaffolding in any construction project is a no-brainer.
Not only is there space for multiple tradesmen to work at once, but there is also plenty of space left for tools, materials, and equipment. Putting a scaffolding support system in place is critical to the success of any construction project. It can vastly speed up the operations because people can work in teams, in difficult-to-access areas, and in the safest way possible.
Make the Call
Without scaffolding, certain construction projects would simply fall to pieces. In some cases, quite literally too. If you’re planning a construction project, please get in touch with us to see how we can help you. DH Scaffold Services already have a variety of clients that include civil engineering contractors, architects, structural engineers and scaffolding contractors. Our head office is in Sheffield, although we cover all of the UK, and you can easily contact us by calling 0114 230 0923. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you.