Since the beginning of architecture, the scaffolding has become an integral part of the building. The rapidly digestible, stable and degradable construction was already known to the ancient Egyptians before Christ’s birth. We estimate that one of the first scaffolds was already used in the construction of the Pharos of Egypt, one of the 7 worlds, between 299 and 279 BC.
At that time the scaffolding consisted of wood or bamboo. Bamboo is characterized above all by the fast growth and the linear shape. The building material in the African and Asian countries at that time is still available in large quantities. The pipes of the commercial scaffolding were fixed with thin wickerwork branches, ropes of papyrus or sisal.
For longer or heavier work a scaffold is recommended instead of using a ladder. On a scaffold, you can easily carry out major assembly and maintenance work. Some scaffolding are more suitable for interiors, others have great advantages in the outdoor area. Before you buy, you should consider the maximum working height and whether one or two people will work on the scaffolding. The desired height can be set individually with the type and number of modules.
Modern scaffolding offers a high stability at a low overall weight and can be installed without additional tools. Transport and assembly are thus also much easier. The frame components of smaller scaffolding can even be transported in smaller delivery vehicles. Optionally there are folding frames for folding which are even handier and fit through every door. Most of the scaffolding is mobile or there are rollers available as accessories so that the scaffolding does not have to be dismantled and rebuilt every time new location changes.
You should pay attention to this:
Safety tips while using scaffolding
– Two persons are needed for assembly and dismantling
– It is necessary to check before the installation, whether all necessary parts and safety devices are present on the construction site.
– The work platform must be vertical; the maximum deviation from the vertical may not be more than 1%.
– The fuses must be checked after assembly and the brakes of the caster wheels, if any, should be determined.
– The through-flow valves must always be closed – except for the transfer.
– The maximum permissible load on the scaffold must be maintained.
– Tools and other loads should always be passed from the bottom to the top in order not to overload the individual workbenches.
– Damaged scaffolding elements must be replaced immediately.
– If the scaffold is installed outdoors or in open buildings, wind speeds above 12 m / s, winds or stratifications must be considered: Moving work platforms should be dismantled, driven into a wind-protected area or secured by other measures against tip-over and rolling away.
– Think of your safety when installing: Scaffolds should not be installed as described in the manufacturer’s instructions for use, and certainly not be expanded by their own designs.
Are you planning to work in an airy height? No problem, we have the right commercial scaffolding for this: whether a multifunctional scaffold, scaffolding, small scaffolding or ladder scaffolding.