If you’ve been wondering what access scaffolding is and why you might need it, then this article is for you. Scaffolding provides a safe and secure platform for workers to access high or difficult-to-reach areas. It can be used for a variety of tasks such as painting, decorating, repairs, maintenance and construction work.
Scaffolding is made up of modular components that are assembled on-site to create a temporary structure. The most common type of scaffold used in the UK is called the ‘tube and fitting’ scaffold. This consists of steel tubes (vertical members) that are connected together with steel fittings (horizontal members).
Scaffolding must be designed and erected by competent and qualified personnel, and can only be used for the purpose for which it was designed. It is important to ensure that your scaffolding supplier meets all of these requirements in order to provide a safe and secure platform for workers.
Scaffolding comes in a variety of different sizes and heights. The most common types are:
Basement scaffolding – This type of scaffold is commonly used on multi-storey residential buildings and commercial sites where access may be restricted. It enables work to be carried out at height without overhanging the edge of the building, so there is no need for protection below.
Extension scaffolding – This form of scaffold can typically reach up to three storeys high, making it ideal for refurbishment and construction work. It can be used for a variety of tasks such as painting, decorating and repairs.
Mobile scaffolding – This type of scaffold is perfect for when there is limited access to a site. It can be moved around easily to allow work to be carried out in different areas. Mobile scaffolds come in various sizes, from single-width to double-width towers.
Scaffolding is an essential tool for any business that requires workers to access high or difficult-to-reach areas. It provides a safe and secure platform, enabling work to be carried out quickly and efficiently.
Do you need scaffolding for your building project? If so, contact Bournemouth Scaffolding Pro today – we have a wide range of high-quality scaffolding products and services to suit your needs. Our experienced team will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and provide a free no-obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you!