There are many types of scaffolding available for construction companies, and it can be difficult to understand which type of scaffolding is right for your job size, and is the safest and most convenient....

There are many different types of scaffolding available on the market today. Dozens of brands such as Layher scaffolding and Kwikstage are available, and it can be hard to understand what product – and what scaffolding design – is right for your particular needs....

There is no single answer for this. The distance that Acrow props should be spaced will depend on the total load you’re supporting, the material upon which they’re resting, the type of load they are supporting, the length of each Acrow prop, and the load bearing capacity of each device....

If you are thinking about using Acrow props (sometimes called a “jack post) for your next project, there are several things you’ll need to know about using them. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything that you need to know about installing them....

If you’ve never used an Acrow prop before, you may not know where to start – or how to use them properly. In this guide, Australian Scaffold will go over the basic tips you need to know, and give you a step-by-step guide on using Acrow props....

If you haven’t used acrow props before, you may be wondering what exactly they are – and if they are the right choice for your next project. Do they provide enough vertical support? Are they load bearing? How are they sized?...

According to Workplace Safety Australia, falls are one of the leading causes of deaths in the workplace, below vehicle collision. In addition to permanent injuries and lost lives caused by falls, businesses lose billions of dollars each year from significant increases in insurance premiums, workers’ compensation claims, product liability costs, and other related expenses. Scaffolding accidents are among the most common in the construction industry, with New South Wales being the leading state for falls from a height causing injury or death 37%, followed by Victoria 29%. 58% of fatalities from falls from a height were from roofs or ladders and half of these were falls from less than 4m! What can be done to reduce falls? - Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk (using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover). - Provide a guard rail and toe-board around every elevated open sided platform, floor or runway. - Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat or acid or a conveyor belt) employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured. - Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs...

Have you started a job only to find that you do not get any feedback from your employer for 6 or more months? When you were hired did your employer sit down with you and explain your job role and the job expectations thoroughly to you? Have you completed a critical project only to have no feedback on the process or outcome? Feedback is a crucial part of your job and many organisations today are not providing it at a level that can help you be as efficient and effective as you could be. The world is becoming more digital every day and most organisations can forget that their employees are social beings and not machines. Team members need to be heard, appreciated and provided with frequent feedback. At Australian Scaffolds, we do not believe in traditional performance management techniques. As a supervisor, how much do you remember of the work performed by a team member at the end of the quarter / project / year? How effective will it be when you provide some feedback just to make sure you fill out an employee evaluation form? Probably not very effective at all. Our team at Australian Scaffolds has implemented a new way of...

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...