If you’re a construction worker or just a home owner who is considering some renovations, a scaffold will likely become a necessary piece of equipment you’ll have to contend with. This temporary platform is a basic requirement for many repair, renovation and construction jobs.
Traditionally these platforms would be fixed to the ground in one place and are set up with metal pipes in a crisscross. This provides stable support but lacks manoeuvrability, making the process of relocating or moving it a job in of itself.
Many a worker has sighed at the reality of need to disassemble a platform only to reassemble it a few feet away. The entire process of taking down and erecting a new platform is counter-productive if there’s a better alternative.
Despite being relied on for thousands of years, this type of temporary platform is inferior to a mobile scaffold system in a number of distinct ways. The reasons for its superiority are based around its ability to assist workers get their jobs done faster as well as safer, providing a sound investment for contractual workers or home owners.
Let’s take a look at why the mobile scaffold is superior to traditional systems.
A mobile scaffold is much safer than the fixed traditional counterpart. People using the system need to work by either standing or sitting on a plank that is guarded by railing.
The added railing means someone using it is less likely to fall off and cause injury to themselves or others. While you might be thinking that a platform on wheels is less safe, the proper use of the system locks the wheels securely in one place, making it just as safe if not safer than a traditional system.
The most obvious advantage of a mobile scaffold is that it can be easily move from one place to another. This makes it much easier to correct mistakes or reach new areas of work quickly.
The wheels attached to the bottom of the mobile scaffold makes it easy to push or pull it. It also makes it easier to move it away from the place of work when you no longer need to use it, unlike traditional systems which took a long time to set-up and take down.
Often a mobile scaffold will be made of a study yet lightweight material, such as aluminium. This makes the unit easier to move and therefore it is less likely someone will get injured trying to relocate it.
The plank on top of the mobile scaffold gives workers a lot of room to move around as well as keep their tools close at hand. This helps to cut down on time spent retrieving new tools or awkwardly positioning oneself to carry out work.
Don’t underestimate the advantages of having a wider workspace. The worst part of a traditional fixed system is that it can be awkward to carry out work and inconvenient to keep more than a few tools up where they’re immediately useful.
They’re better for productivity
With all of the aforementioned benefits, a mobile scaffold allows you to get more work done more quickly. It also, importantly, does not compromise on the safety of those using it.
A high quality mobile scaffold system gives you all of the benefits of a traditional system whilst improving on them with its lightweight mobility. A small mobile scaffold system is perfect for painters, roofers, window installers, electricians or anyone else who need a safe, portable and effective way to carry out their work at heights.