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.”