Any time that you walk past a building site in the UK, you will always see some kind of scaffolding generally on the outside of the building. It seems to be second nature to us to see it there, but do we ever stop and think about why it is there. We see people standing on it and working and it has been around for quite a number of years. For workers, scaffolding is something most of them cannot do without as it gives them a greater sense of safety, but scaffolding provides many advantages to its users and we will look at some of them here today.
Health And Safety – The most prominent feature of having scaffolding is the level of safety that it provides. Buildings now are getting taller and taller and it is important that workers are provided with a stable platform on which to carry out their work. Scaffolding provides that platform and keeps workers safe at great heights even when they are working outside in heavy rain and wind. It’s important that scaffolding provides a level area so that workers don’t fall off or hurt themselves. It also protects the people that are working below and the general public who are walking past the construction site, as netting can be attached to it to catch any falling debris.
Ease Of Use – Many of the construction projects that you will see scaffolding being used on, are on the outside of buildings and these can be difficult to move around. Imagine having to do everything just using a ladder and having to come down the ladder and reposition it every time you want to move along the building. It would be a disaster in terms of time and safety and so getting a scaffold quote is going to save lives and time. Scaffolding provides easy access to other parts of the outside of the building. Generally, workers are in a team so it is imperative that scaffolding lets numerous people move around freely whilst doing their particular function. It is also somewhere to put down your tools while maintaining everyone’s safety at the same time.
It’s Easy To Set Up And Take Down – Modern scaffolding can be very lightweight so it is easy to load and unload and because of this, you can assemble it quite quickly. It isn’t difficult to set up as it comes with easy to assemble pieces that slot into place. However, it’s lightness does not affect its strength and it is able to hold lots of workers safely. It is also easy to take down and store away again for the next time. Keeping it clean is also easy as it just needs a good power blast when finished to remove any dried concrete or plaster. It is the ideal temporary solution for building contractors all around the UK and it is favoured for its safety and its ability to let workers move freely around all buildings.
Scaffolding is a tool that has been tried and tested all throughout the building industry and it remains the go to structure when contractors want to maintain health and safety on the site.