Learn why having scaffolding on your site is essential to the health and safety of your employees and the general public.
Scaffolding is important in a number of industries, especially in construction and where it is required for an employee to work from heights.
Safety – Scaffolding provides a safe working environment for workers at height. It can help prevent accidents and injuries through its secure structure, enabling scaffolders to carry out their day to day tasks with reduced risk.
Accessibility – Enabling easy access to hard to reach areas, scaffolding enables workers to move on a variety of levels, navigating complex structures so that they are more efficient and effective in their roles.
Support for Equipment and Materials – Scaffolding is robust and reliable, enabling workers to use the system for tools, equipment and other materials. Whether this be machinery or heavy equipment.
Flexibility – As scaffolding systems are extremely versatile, they can be tailored to suit various project requirements. They can be adjusted in height and length so that they can accommodate a range of work areas.
Efficient Workflow – Scaffolding can help improve workflow efficiency as it eliminates any less safe alternatives such as ladders. This means that workers are able to focus and get on with the job in hand rather than worrying about any safety issues.
Scaffolding’s versatility enables it to be used in a variety of industries and job roles, but it is definitely an essential tool for those working at heights.
Below are just a few examples of where scaffolding might be used:
Construction Sites – Used extensively across construction sites for building, renovation, maintenance as well as repair works. Scaffolding provides a secure platform for employees to carry out tasks such as; installation, repair works, and even installing windows.
Industrial Maintenance – Scaffolding can allow workers to carry out repairs, and maintenance tasks on structures within factories, power plants and warehouses. All of which might have carried great health and safety factors without the use of scaffolding.
Painting and Decorating – Providing painters and decorators with a secure structure to reach difficult to access areas such as, ceilings and high walls, so they can work more efficiently for their customers.
Event & Stage Production – Whether you are working in a huge festival, on the set of a tv programme or at your local theatre, scaffolding can be used as a stage framework, seating structure, light structure and other event infrastructure.
Maintenance and Cleaning of Structures – Skyscrapers, bridges and towers all require maintenance and care. By using a scaffolding system, these structures can be inspected, repaired and cleaned safely.
Scaffolding can be purchased from a variety of sources, we also sell a range of scaffolding equipment here at First Fence.
All our products are in stock at our Nationwide depots, or can be delivered to you directly!
There are many benefits to using scaffolding in a variety of industries and roles. The safety that the system provides, enables tasks to be carried out much more safely, efficiently, and cost effective for the employee and the business.
You can browse our range of Scaffolding Equipment on our website, and with products in stock at our depots, you can start providing that extra safety for your workers today!