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The Types of Mobile Scaffolding
Scaffolds are non-permanent work podiums typically used in construction areas, where it is impossible to do a task from ground level or completed building floors. These temporary podiums are utilised for all types of construction work, from light duty to […]

The Types of Mobile Scaffolding

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Scaffolds are non-permanent work podiums typically used in construction areas, where it is impossible to do a task from ground level or completed building floors. These temporary podiums are utilised for all types of construction work, from light duty to heavy duty projects.

Depending on the material load type and weight, and worker requirements, scaffolds are available in various supportive types. One of the advanced version of a platform is “Mobile Scaffolding”.

What is mobile scaffolding?

Mobile scaffolds are temporary support platforms, on casters or wheels, used for construction work. These movable structures are commonly used for tasks where workers are required to change their position more than often, like plastering and painting. Mobile scaffoldings ensure the employee’s safety at work, cost-effectiveness, portability and efficiency.

Types of mobile scaffolding

The most commonly available mobile scaffold available is the single bay scaffolding tower, which is supported and carried on casters. Mobile scaffolds can be very easily assembled with coupler and tubes, modular scaffolds and forged frame. These scaffolds can also be customised according to your needs and preferences.

As the scaffolds are made for heavy construction work, it is vital to ensure all the safety measures.

Safety measure with mobile scaffolding

  1. Avoid sudden racking of mobile scaffoldings by securing the frame structure with diagonal or horizontal braces or a cross, or a combination of both.
  2. Ensure that the brace connections are securely attached and the scaffolding is flat, squared and precise.
  3. Safety of movable scaffoldings highly depends on the casters. The casters should have swivel locks and sturdy wheels to avoid unwanted movement of the trolley while working.
  4. To move the scaffold, never apply physical force 1.5 Meters above the worktop. It may cause accidents.
  5. Construction workers should be careful not to step on the scaffold when it is in transport.
  6. In case the mobile scaffold does not have supportive outrigger frames, the scaffolding podium should be smaller than the base.
  7. Before you start working, thoroughly check the caster and wheel stem. They should be screwed tightly and connected securely with the adjustment screws or scaffolding legs.

Pattern of a mobile scaffolding

The height of any mobile scaffolding should be within the limit of four times of its base width as you cannot tie the scaffold for any additional support. If you need some extra space, you can add outriggers for wider area support.

The horizontal and diagonal braces of a mobile scaffold are available at every 6 meters, and it should be adequately pinned in. If the scaffold does not have a horizontal or diagonal brace, forged base with hooks can be used. You cannot use side brackets on a mobile scaffolding, and the podium should not go beyond the base’s footprint.

For more about mobile scaffoldings, call Skel Scaff at 1300 266 607 or write to us at contact@skelscaff.com.au