When it comes to work on buildings or structures, you will see the use of scaffolding quite often. This is especially true in some instances when materials cannot be moved directly to where they need to go. For example, if you have to move heavy lumber then the best solution is to have a scaffolding tower. Scaffolding is essentially an inexpensive way to create safe work platforms. In this article I want to explain more about scaffolding and how it can benefit you.
When a scaffolding tower is used it offers several different solutions. It is often assembled with a series of metal braces that connect the different sections together. The metal braces are designed to securely hold the sections together and are most commonly made from roll steel or aluminum. Many scaffolding systems will contain a single metal frame with risers to allow for the sections to be bolted together. You should also be able to find these systems that are configured to use either manual or motor power.
A scaffolding tower will also include several guardrails. These are set up to prevent employees, project workers or even members of the public from falling. Typically these guardrails are not used for the purpose of working on the structure itself but rather to give protection from the height of the scaffolding tower. Usually the height of the scaffolding tower is directly related to the number of guardrails that are included in the system. The number of guardrails is usually determined by the height of the structure being worked on.
One other common use for scaffolding is the scaffolding rolling towers. In some instances the height of the scaffolding tower is determined by the type of work being done. If the work is to be performed on a taller building than the height of the scaffolding will need to be greater than four feet. For scaffolding that will be used to provide assistance to people performing tasks off the ground then the height will need to be less than eight feet. Regardless, of what the height of the scaffolding tower is though it will typically be between eight to ten feet in height.
Another popular way to raise a scaffolding tower is with aluminum roll-on walkways. These types of walkways are very popular in a variety of construction sites because they are extremely durable and cost effective. Since they are lightweight they can also be moved easily. Walkways made from aluminum are also easier to install compared to other materials that are commonly used such as steel or wooden planks.
Aluminum scaffolding towers are available in a wide range of colors including black, navy blue, red, white, and many more. You can choose these colors and many other options for both residential and commercial scaffolding towers. Because these walkways are lightweight though they do need to have some support built in for when they are heavier than the aluminum material. For instance, if a worker is being raised up using a pair of standard ladders then he or she may only need a three-foot support beam between the bottom of the ladder to the support beam for the top of the ladder.
A common type of scaffolding tower includes a working platform. Working platforms are where workers will stand while they perform their task. They are sometimes called walk-through structures since they resemble a typical set of walk-in tents where workers would enter in and exit through a door at the side. When scaffolding workers are being lowered into a work area they will enter through a door on the side of the tent. Working platforms are often available in various heights depending upon the job that they are being used for.
One final type of scaffolding tower to consider is a suspension scaffolding tower. Suspended scaffolding tower uses ropes or chains to suspend scaffolding from the ceiling to the ground in a safe and controlled manner. The scaffolding is suspended by the force of airbags. These types of scaffolding towers have the most safety benefit to them and are used in a wide variety of professions including home improvement, maintenance of buildings, and construction of outdoor structures.