The Challenges of Commercial Scaffolding
The art of scaffolding carries with it a certain amount of risk. Even with domestic scaffolding, even the simplest projects involve working at height and often in difficult conditions. On a larger scale, however, these risks are accentuated and heightened, making the industry of commercial scaffolding one of the most challenging. Safeway Scaffolding, commercial scaffolding specialists, outline all the constraints of scaffolding in its biggest form and how to manoeuvre any obstacles.
Evidently, one of the first things to consider on any commercial scaffolding job is the size of the buildings in comparison to domestic jobs. Building in this industry are typically larger and trickier to navigate, heightening all the aforementioned risks that come with scaffolding. Any tricky conditions become trickier, with winds picking up and having to contend with working at a height that is uncommon to any regular scaffolder. As you can see from our client portfolio, we regularly apply our scaffolding to buildings which are significantly taller than any domestic property, which is one of the reasons as to why we have been able to establish ourselves as specialists in the field of commercial scaffolding.
Shapes and Sizes
Not only are the buildings taller, but they also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Conventional scaffolding methods are redundant for projects of this scale; by being able to adapt and cater for these buildings with bespoke scaffolding, there is no building we can not accommodate for. From the Dental hospital in Birmingham to the Manchester Piccadilly building, we have a wealth of experience in bespoke commercial scaffolding projects, highlighting our ability to tailor our services to any building.
Health and Safety
Health and safety is obviously an important aspect of scaffolding, and these concerns are increased on a commercial scale. Considering slips, trips and falls constitute 34 per cent of all workplace injuries, the importance of avoiding these types of injuries when working at height is essential. Although wearing harnesses and supports is beneficial for the health of scaffolders, they can be restrictive and wearing these pieces of equipment can be uncomfortable. Being able to juggle these constraints while still working safely and efficiently is why Safeway’s scaffolders are some of the best in the business.