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Scaffolding Terminology Australian Scaffolds has created a scaffolding terminology glossary.  A Access Gate Means by which a person or vehicle can approach or leave a specific location, including walkways, platforms, stairways, ladders, roads and all provisions for safe entry and exit. Access Hatch A closed device which can be opened to provide access through a platform, roof or other similar structure. Access Platform A platform that is used, or primarily intended to be used, to provide access for persons, or for persons and...

Buy Or Rent Scaffolding? What You Need To Consider So, you’re beginning a new construction or renovation project, and you’re trying to determine whether to buy or rent scaffolding. Is scaffolding hire is right for you, or if you should purchase your scaffolding for the project. For commercial and industrial jobs, it can be hard to understand what will be more cost effective. Should you rent light duty aluminium scaffold products, or invest in your own steel...

1. Allow scaffolding rental costs in budget. Many people forget to allow for scaffold rental. So It's important to remember and consider types of scaffolds and the quantities of scaffolding equipment required to complete work safely and legally. 2. Certified & Licensed. Make certain that anyone constructing, or directly supervising workers constructing any scaffold from which a person or materials could fall more than 4 metres, has a valid certificate of competency appropriate to that type of scaffold....

An Acrow prop is a telescopic tubular steel piece of construction equipment. It is used as a temporary support. Acrow props are known by several names including shore prop, acro prop, acro jack and post shores. They are height adjustable by a wide diameter screw thread which is on the outside of the tube. The use of a screw thread means that the props are able to be tightened when already in place, which allows...

Safety Before creating an opening in brickwork is advisable to make a list of materials you will need for the project. Don't forget you will require a small scaffold to work safely from. Two steel trestles by 3 or 4 scaffold boards wide is ideal. If you can install a handrail at the back of the scaffold even better. It is amazing how often people are injured from falling even when working at low heights. I'm sorry...

Scaffolding is useful for any building project that requires you to work in difficult-to-reach places, both on the inside and outside of a building. Need to purchase or rent scaffolding and put it together? You’re in the right place – in this guide, we’ll go over the basics of putting together scaffolding safely.  Scaffolding Assembly Step-By-Step Let’s start with a disclaimer. When you are assembling scaffolding, do not do it on your own. This is especially true...

Working in construction? Need to support masonry or load-bearing beams, or any other load that requires vertical support? Acrow props are the best choice – so here’s a guide on how you should be positioning your props for maximum safety and efficiency. Where To Position Acrow Props Here are our top tips for positioning Acrow props for your project. On a solid, stable surface with proper load-bearing capacity – One of the most important things to do...

If you’re working on a project that requires scaffolding, you may be wondering if you need scaffolding safety tags – and you may be wondering why they’re required by WHS regulations and Work Safe Australia. In this article, we’ll discuss everything that you need to know about scaffolding tags, how they protect your workers, and why these highly visual safety signs are so important. What Are Scaffolding Tags? Understanding The Basics Scaffolding-related issues are one of the...

Acrow props are an essential tool for supporting timber beams, or for supporting masonry with timber needles or strongboys. An adequate number of Acrow props, when they’re in good condition and tightened properly, can support the load of just about any project. But if you’re using Acrow props for the first time, or you just want to make sure that they’re completely safe for your next project, you may be wondering how tight your Acrow props...

Depending on whether you’re working on brick masonry, stone masonry, or any other material, different types of steel scaffolding solutions may be appropriate for your project. Scaffold safety starts by choosing the right type of scaffold for your job. Working on stone masonry? Not sure which type of scaffold you should be choosing? In this guide, we’ll discuss a few of the common types of scaffolding, and which ones are the right choice for working on...

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