4 Jobs That Are Easier With Mobile Scaffolding
When we see, hear and think of the term ‘scaffolding’, we often picture this scene: a high rise building towering over a busy urban landscape below; under-development and decked with steel ladders, timber or steel poles crossing and weaving around the building. We envisage construction workers based at all levels of the site, carefully carrying out jobs on this exciting project, or new architectural feat of human design and engineering. All to ensure that it is delivered on time, in budget and to brief. In essence, we picture big construction projects. However, scaffolding does not solely have to cater for big projects and structural builds.
Previously, we have discussed the different types of scaffolding options available for both large and small projects – including, mobile scaffold and static scaffold – and briefly touched upon their specific uses within the construction industry. Today, we’d like to focus upon the uses of mobile scaffold.
Why use mobile scaffold? Here are the 4 main uses for mobile scaffolding:
Cleaning Gutters and Repairing Fascia
With mobile scaffold you can easily clean out the gutters or repair the fascia on your home. Mobile scaffolding provides a great platform to carry out tasks, allowing you to stand just below where you need to get to.
Often, we tend to use a ladder for this task, however you can instead utilise a scaffold. This allows you to take all the essentials up with you. Meaning that you can carry out the task effectively and minimise potential falls and paint spills which are greater with a ladder. Through utilising mobile scaffolding, it also limits the amount of times you need to head back to the ground – which means you don’t need to constantly climb up and down a ladder. Win, win for productivity and efficiency.
When you combine height and cleaning windows, there are lots of hazards (e.g. falls & slippery surfaces) to consider. Mainly because you are high off the ground holding a bucket with water and detergent inside. Mobile scaffolding can help minimise these hazards as it provides a sturdy platform to place equipment, and yourself on.
Whether you’re repairing a roof or a wall you want to be standing on something stable and secure. It is much safer, when operating and working at height, to carry this out from a stable platform (such as a scaffold) that is detached from the damaged building itself.
What is mobile scaffold?
Mobile scaffold is a type of scaffolding system that is mobile and portable; basically, it can easily be moved from one place to another. This type of scaffold provides a secure and stable working platform. With this in mind, you may be asking yourself: what are the advantages of using mobile scaffolding? One of its key benefits, compared with other types of scaffold, is that you can move it around, and relocate it, with ease.
Mobile scaffolding is great for domestic and commercial DIY jobs – whether you are doing some jobs around the house and making home improvements, sorting out the gutters and windows, or carrying out painting and cleaning. This type of scaffold is very much ‘does what it says on the tin’. Alongside the benefit of being easy to move, it is also convenient, handy, spacious and lightweight. When working at height you want and need scaffolding to be safe and secure. Mobile scaffold improves efficiency and perform tasks with precision, aiding you to move onto the next job quickly.
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