Blog 2018

Aluminium Scaffolding: What are the Pros and Cons?

December 13, 2018

The first advantage is an in-your-face benefit that's known by pretty much every erection professional. Even an average painting contractor is familiar with the ins-and-outs of this particular alloy benefit.

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Is There a Height Limit in Scaffolding Assemblies?

December 10, 2018

The laws of physics prevent scaffolding assemblies from climbing too high. Scaffolding safety guidelines simply translate such common sense instincts into written rules, which must be observed by an erection team.

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Construction Site Safety: Why Scaffolding Should Not Be Taken for Granted

November 20, 2018

Don't take anything for granted. That's a proverb that serves people well in everyday life. On the construction site, it's more than a saying, it's a way of staying safe. To illustrate this opinion, look at scaffolding systems for a few moments. If we were to assume every strut and cross-member was absolutely secured, an impetuous employee might just take a silly risk he would never normally consider.

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The Advantages of Scaffolding Towers versus Traditional Bamboo Scaffolding

November 14, 2018

Having seen bamboo scaffolding towers in use in some Asian nations, a question popped into the mind of an erection technician: can bamboo scaffolds possibly compete with modern scaffolding towers? Well, bamboo is relatively strong, plus it's a sustainable product. If the material runs out, just wait for more to grow. Beyond those somewhat questionable benefits, however, contemporary staging systems do have more advantages to offer.

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Most Common Uses and Benefits of Aluminium Scaffold

October 24, 2018

Aluminium scaffolding is extremely portable. From an erection team member’s perspective, it's nice to be able to lift a large frame section without any overexertion. The parts lift easily and are loaded in no time at all. There's no denying this hallmark feature, which makes the metal an ideal aerospace-worthy alloy. Granted, aluminium staging isn't likely to take to the air, but that portability factor sure does come in handy.

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Ladder Access Scaffold System: Checklist on Assembly

October 16, 2018

As practically any scaffolding regulations book can attest, staging isn't safe to climb until the access and egress components have been safely assembled and checked. Some diligent scaffolding services even go so far as to advise a double check, which is an inspection carried out by a different set of eyes. Governing those inspections, then, the inspectors and erectors lean heavily on an access/egress assembly checklist.

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Birdcage Scaffolding Safety Features

September 26, 2018

To review the structural form, birdcage scaffolding erects as a mass of independently supported metal standards. The staging is dimensionally consistent in all directions, with evenly spaced gaps separating the gridwork. On top of the ledgers and transoms, standards and cross-braces, a platform tops off the temporary construct.

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5 Issues that Can Cause Damage to Scaffolds

September 12, 2018

Industrially capable scaffolding can take a hit. If a tool drops or the frame nudges a coarse concrete wall, the light metal tubing will shrug off the impact with ease. But what if the temporary erection is heavily impaired? Here are 5 issues that can and often do cause damage to scaffolds.

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What is Work Height in Scaffolding?

August 27, 2018

Scaffolding workers can't assess work height distances, not by themselves. After all, a metre's drop down to a flat surface won't create much strain. Knees bend, and the landing force is absorbed. But what if the fall took place headfirst? Or, going back to the original fall, what if the ground wasn't flat? Falls can cause serious injuries, which is why scaffolding users need to recognize specific work heights.

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A Renter's Guide to Quality Scaffolding

August 17, 2018

Quality scaffolding is treated with all due care and diligence. The framework and its fittings are never left exposed to the elements when they're returned to the rental depot, nor are they ever mistreated. On the contrary, every element is inspected, maintained, and then carefully placed in storage. That's clue number one, which should top every renter's shopping list. Fleshing out that opening tip, let's build up our renter's guide.

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Reasons Why Construction Companies Use Scaffolding

July 25, 2018

Construction companies can't do their jobs without scaffolding. That's the harsh truth of the matter. Admittedly, ground-based contractors can easily build structural foundations and first-storey walls. However, for any project that rises above the height of an average man, the site manager's in a bind. Frankly, site contractors need the services of an ace scaffolding crew. But wait, wouldn't a bundle of expandable ladders do the same job.

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What is Scaffolding Design and Its Purpose?

July 9, 2018

Guesswork isn't welcome during the planning stages of a soon-to-be-erected scaffolding tower. The tubes and frame sections can't simply be thrown together any old way, after all. Sure, the familiar grid-like layout is always in evidence, but that boxy framework has to be optimized so that the scaffolding integrates with an intended structure. In the long run, structural parallelism assures a productive and safe at-height work experience.

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Why Scaffolding Rentals Should Have Different Options with Affordable Rates

June 8, 2018

It stands to reason that when you begin shopping for scaffolding rentals, you should be looking for the right company with affordable rates and a library of different service options available to you. Erecting your building, be it residential or commercial, is an important and expensive task that cannot be done in a sloppy or cheap fashion.

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Coordination of Temporary Scaffolding: The Impact on Schedule and Safety

May 24, 2018

To protect workers and pedestrians on a construction site, it is imperative to install the correct temporary scaffolding. However, coordinating the installation of this type of scaffolding can be tricky when jobs are highly complex in nature. When you accomplish this in the ideal manner, you will prevent problems from occurring that can negatively affect the schedule of the project along with the safety of the construction site.

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The Importance of Overhead Protection Systems in Scaffolding

May 7, 2018

Various types, heights and configurations of scaffolding are often necessary at construction sites. Since these are open structures, they present dangers for the workers and pedestrians when tools or materials accidentally fall from above for one reason or another. For this reason, safeguards need to be put into position that prevent these hazards from causing injuries. One major safeguard is the installation of an overhead protection system for the scaffolding.

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Stair Scaffold versus Ladder Scaffold Differences in Features and Uses

April 26, 2018

Scaffolds are essential tools that are used on most commercial and residential construction projects, as a means to safely access hard-to-reach areas, and that allow the ability to carry and transport building materials for the construction and/or improvement of multi-story buildings. Industrially, scaffolds are indispensable and essential to the overall safety and efficiency of a project.

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Steel Scaffolding: When Too Much Rust and Corrosion Becomes a Safety Concern

April 10, 2018

Steel scaffolding stands firm in all kinds of weather. Rain hammers the rigid metal, but the alloy barely feels the impact. Later that day, a breeze whips through the construction site. Wooden panels are lifted by the strong wind. Does the metal scaffolding take flight? No, it does not. But wait, ugly blemishes are spreading on the steel frame. Metal-fatiguing rust is attacking the rigid supports.

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Basic Accessories Used in Scaffolding

March 29, 2018

Just for this one post, we're turning away from scaffolding frames. There's not going to be any talk about the primary tubular elements or the prefabricated structural sections that form the temporary towers. Fastening mechanisms are out, as are the foot guards and handrails that assure worker safety. Even planked work surfaces are getting a rest. In place of such fundamental fixtures, we're turning our attention towards basic scaffolding accessories.

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Short Term and Long Term Scaffolding Hire Services in Melbourne: Why Choose C&N Scaffolding?

March 16, 2018

A trip through downtown Melbourne will quickly reveal to you a city that is constantly under construction. In fact, far from just the commercial districts, you will find projects constantly underway all throughout the residential areas of the city as well. For each of these construction projects, it is absolutely imperative that the builders have a safe and effective way to erect and utilise scaffolding.

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Scaffolding Solutions and Rental Services for Residential Projects in Melbourne

February 28, 2018

An urban sprawl stretches away from Melbourne City Centre. Far from the financial and cultural districts, residential properties are prospering. Echoing that contemporary countenance, modern scaffolding solutions sustain the residential neighbourhoods. The modular staging adapts to every conceivable suburban scenario by utilizing Kwickstage access systems.

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C&N Scaffolding Hire Offers Free Onsite Quote and Assessment for All Your Scaffolding Needs

February 14, 2018

The next time you are in downtown Melbourne, take a look at all of the different buildings that you see. All of these buildings had to go through a laborious process to make sure that they were erected using professional techniques with excellent scaffolding practices that met all building codes and city regulations.

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Construction Site Help and Safety Inspections in Scaffolding

January 29, 2018

Take a walk down any busy street in Melbourne and you'll likely see a variety of buildings. Some of these buildings will be short and squat while others are tall and beautiful. No matter what the building looks like, it took a team of builders following proper safety protocol in order to complete the process.

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The Importance of Ground Stability in Scaffolding Erection

January 15, 2018

It's not hard to erect a well-balanced scaffolding frame when the ground is stable. The unyielding surface is rock solid, so the staging holds firm. No matter how the structure is tested, this fixed base guarantees a safe and reliable work experience. Steadfast as this structural relationship is, it can be compromised by ground stability issues. Watch as the weakened ground undermines a flawlessly erected scaffolding tower.

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