Mobile scaffolding is a temporary structure used for construction purposes. It supports the work crew during the development of various types of home maintenance and remedial works carried out on a property or project, whether residential or commercial. Mobile scaffolding is the best alternative to a ladder and can be used by both tradesmen and home DIY-doers for safety and protection in the work environment. Mobile scaffolding is most popular when needed to gain access to viewing towers, ski ramps, grandstand seating, concert stages, forms of shoring and art projects.
Mobile scaffolding is used in accordance with the Australian manufacturer’s Instructions and standards. Transom Scaffolding is the go-to Australian company that provides instructions and direction for the safe erection of mobile scaffolding as outlined in the points below:
- Fit castors in the base-frames
- Secondly, a horizontal brace is attached to a vertical tube of the base frame.
- Thirdly, the spare end of the brace attaches with another base frame. (Remember the second step horizontal brace will have a similar position on the base frame.)
- Next, the plan brace attaches diagonally into a direction of the horizontal place supported to the base frames.
- After that, attach diagonal braces to the base unit.
- Insert riser frames of the base frame.
- Insert working platforms.
- After that, the two horizontals must be clipped with a required platform level.
- Repeat step six and eight unless the work crew reaches the top of the working platform.
- Two diagonals fit at the top platform level.
- Fit toe boards and ladders accordingly at each level.
- Examine properly and make sure that all wheels are locked.
- Before using any tower, ensure that scaffolding is built correctly.
- Finally, make sure the safety compliance sticker is clearly visible to ensure a safe working environment.
These steps are required to erect scaffolding safely and execute work at any site properly.
However, unsafe or carelessly erected scaffolding may result in severe injury or death. Erecting scaffolding is dangerous work, therefore only licensed or qualified professionals may erect and dismantle scaffolding. An Australian Standard AS/NZS 4576 governs the advanced certificates of dismantling and erecting scaffolding. The only exception is if the mobile tower does not exceed 4 meters in height and 1 standard 1.8 or 2.4 bay in width. In this case, it may be assembled by the hirer.