Mobile Scaffolding – Your Ultimate Guide

Mobile scaffolding structures are designed to optimize freedom of movement while working at height. They are adjustable, easy to dismantle, and are light in weight making it easy to move around.

This type of scaffolding is suitable for but not limited to:

  • painting
  • plastering
  • tiling
  • emergency repairs
  • railway station repairs
  • normal building sites.

Safety measures for assembling and using mobile scaffolding:

  • Important to use braces that cross and are horizontal & diagonal. This is to provide a rigid structure for safety.
  • The scaffold should ALWAYS be level and squared.
  • It is important that platforms do not extend out over the base supports of the scaffold. If the platforms need to extend outwards then ensure that outriggers or similar stabilizing devices are in use.
  • Ensure that there is nobody on the scaffold while moving it.

Choosing the right mobile scaffold:

  • A good reputation and a technologically is extremely important with regards to choosing scaffolding. For high quality components, look for scaffolding that used robot welding and laser cutting..
  • Adjustable scaffolds with wheels can be quite expensive, so if you’re buying them, make sure your investment is worth it. Invest in a strong, durable material like steel rather than a shorter-lived one like aluminium. While steel is heavier, it maximizes a worker’s safety.
  • Ensure that your scaffolding comes with a warranty so that you aren’t burdened with a flawed product.
  • Scaffold towers with chassis beams will allow workers to simply release a break and relocate their scaffold. These provide convenience in terms of mobility, so chassis beams are a feature to look out for.
  • New ranges of mobile scaffolding offer foldaway options that can fit into small spaces and optimize ease of assembly, and stability. You could be ready to roll in a jiffy.
  • Depending on your requirements, some companies will customize your components for increased productivity. Contact your dealer to ask if they can make you a specialized scaffold.

When not to use mobile Scaffolding:
It’s crucial to keep in mind that mobile scaffolding structures have certain shortcomings in terms of suitability to environments.

Using a mobile scaffolding structure in the following areas is not advisable in the following situations:

  • In areas where the ground is unstable or uneven, for example, above mines and on floodplains. Unless you want to re-enact Jack and Jill going down the hill, best stay away from slopes as well.
  • In landslide-prone regions of high altitude or mudslide prone regions in river basins.
  • At building heights of above 15 meters.
  • Wherever they will prohibit access to the inside of a building requiring convenient passage, especially in front of emergency escape routes.

Other than this, contractors should keep in mind that fiberglass scaffolding towers are essential for safety when dealing with electronic equipment atop scaffolding. It is a great idea to buy an aluminum mobile scaffold as they last longer and are sturdier. If you have any further question then make sure you give Alloy Access a call!

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