When walking along a street in a town or city or commuting to and from work, you will see countless scaffolding structures. You may see them every day and not even think twice or really notice them. But, what are they all for? Why do we need them?
The construction industry requires scaffolding structures for accessibility and safety reasons, but there are a handful of other jobs that also need scaffolding. In our latest blog, we are going to discuss what jobs and activities require scaffolding.
5 Activities That Require Scaffolding
Some people move into a new house and are happy with the layout or look of it as it is. Others, on the other hand, see the potential for expansion, or they’d like to make conversion changes such as extending the kitchen or converting the loft into a bedroom.
When a homeowner or landlord decides to carry out home renovations and improvements, more often than not, scaffolding is required. Scaffolding in this case allows construction workers and builders to access the roof, as well as providing a work platform for them to work from safely. This ensures that the work gets completed quickly, comfortably and safely.
It is worth noting that not all domestic construction projects require domestic scaffolding, so it is worth checking what you need for your individual job requirements. You can call our expert scaffolding team to check on 01675 465 593, and we can advise you further.
Painters and decorators
Depending on the project and the height, painters and decorators may need to access substantial heights to carry out their job. Therefore, erecting scaffolding is important as it keeps them safe as well as provides a secure work platform.
Scaffolding for painters and decorators is beneficial as it also operates as a platform to place their tools and equipment whilst they’re carrying out their work. It also allows them to move around the site with ease, providing safe access to all areas of a building.
Buildings need repair work periodically. Any maintenance work, typically carried out on the guttering or roof, can be carried out safely with scaffolding. With secure scaffolding in place, this decreases the risk of injury due to the faults being repaired. Alongside this, scaffolding provides stability to surfaces that may have loose tiles or structures that are at risk of falling. In this instance, scaffolding helps provide a safe platform to work from as well as secure the environment for maintenance workers.
The majority of buildings have windows that are above ground level. For particularly high and large commercial buildings such as offices, hotels and retail buildings, they require more than a ladder when it comes to cleaning.
The windows on commercial buildings can be extremely high, sometimes as high as twenty storeys. Therefore, to prevent window cleaners from falling from fatal heights, scaffolding can be a safe way to carry out this job. By erecting scaffolding for the purposes of window cleaning, it allows cleaners to carry out their work in a safe and comfortable manner with ease.
Buildings need to be checked regularly. An inspection of the structure and its safety will often require sufficient safety equipment to be installed. This can involve erecting a scaffolding structure. The inspection will review the infrastructure, checking various parts of the building.
Here at Safeway Scaffolding, we have a wide range of domestic and commercial scaffolding perfect for different requirements, please get in touch with our team by calling 01675 465 593, or through filling out our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.