Suspended Scaffold Stairs

In November 2018 Australian Scaffolds received a call from a distressed construction manager.  The manager explained that his offices were on top of a gantry between two adjoining buildings.  Sydney Council had dismissed his application to gain access from the street. With basement works progressing at a fast pace, the possibility of his project grinding to a halt had become a very real concern.


Within 2 hours of calling Australian Scaffolds, our scaffold hire manager had visited the site. Providing a suspended scaffold stair 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 suspended scaffold stair 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 suspended scaffold stair solution was safely installed in only 4 hours with 3 men and overcame the huge financial implications of 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.”

Another great example of how Australian Scaffolds can help you to work safer, smarter and faster. Call Daniel on 1300 919 905 or email: daniel.butlin@australianscaffolds.com.au Or visit our scaffolding info page.