If you picture a construction site, you are more than likely going to conjure up an image of a half-finished building with a number of workers navigating themselves around a tall, steel structure. This structure, commonly known as scaffolding, is one of the most familiar aspects of any architectural job, but why is this aspect of construction so vital? In their latest blog, Safeway Scaffolding answer the question as to why scaffolding is important during construction?
Scaffolding provides builders and workers with a safe and secure platform to carry out their duties. By being able to maneuver around buildings of any shape and size both quickly and easily, scaffolding improves the efficiency of any construction job. With scaffolding structures only taking a single working day to be erected, it is clear to see how these platforms reduce the time spent on site, and when time is of the essence, it is clear to see why scaffolding is important during construction.
Working at height always carries with it some element of danger and risk. As previously mentioned, scaffolding platforms provide a safe and secure setting for builders to carry out their tasks while working at a considerable height. Not only does scaffolding protect the health of workers, but safety appliances, such as barrier netting and fencing, also ensure the health and safety of the public below the scaffolding. These barriers catch any loose debris and help create a working environment which is completely safe and secure for everyone involved.
If you want learn more about the risks of working at height, check out our blog post which identify the 3 Golden Rules for Working at Height.
In order to build and construct in a more creative way, scaffolding provides builders and workers with access to parts of buildings which would otherwise be tricky to reach. Specifically bespoke scaffolding, platforms can be built in a way which means that no design or blueprint is beyond the workers. Scaffolding has been used to construct some of the most famous and notorious buildings in the world, just take a look at our feature on Building For the World’s Tallest Buildings.
If you wish to find out more about why scaffolding is important, take a look at our case studies to see how it allowed us to assist the construction of these structures. For more information on all of our services, contact Safeway Scaffolding on 01675 465593 or fill out our online form.