• Do you have problems gaining access into an excavation?
  • Think that it could be achieved faster or safer?
  • Have a problem onsite?
  • Need a safe and economical solution?

In Early November Australian Scaffolds received a call from a distressed Site Manager, desperately trying to gain access to his site offices. The offices are positioned on a gantry, over the road way in a Sydney CBD back alley, on a site tightly positioned between two adjoining buildings. Sydney Council had dismissed his application to gain access from the street, and he had no alternative option. With basement works progressing at a fast pace, the possibly of his project grinding to a halt, became a very real concern.

Within 2 hours of calling Australian Scaffolds, Daniel our Scaffold Hire Manager had visited the site, provided a solution that pending some engineering checks could overcome all of the challenges. This all happened on a Friday afternoon, and by Monday morning his site access stair was safely installed and approved for use.

Australian Scaffolds uses the Layher Allround Scaffold System, a German precision engineered, technical modular scaffold system. Features of this scaffold system, combined with our technical capability allowed us to provide a solution that was anchored to the face of the gantry’s columns. Loads were transferred into the gantry using Layher’s load bearing diagonal braces, and the bolted connection between scaffold uprights is able to transfer high tensile loads without the use of time consuming tube and coupler.

The solution was safely installed in only 4 hours with 3 men, and overcame the huge financial implications of a site closure. Our client said “Thanks once again for a fantastic service. From 45yrs in the construction industry, it is really a pleasure to still find the very few who obviously believe in service and assisting clients whenever possible.”

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