Whether you are looking to rent or buy scaffolding, there are a lot of factors you need to consider. When you have a lot on your plate that you need to figure out it is common to come up with a tonne of questions but who do you turn to in your time of need? It may be a bit hard to find a scaffolding expert to answer all of your questions.
Well we have the next best thing for you as we have created a short list of some of the more common questions that people ask. It is very important that everyone does their own research before they jump into a commitment so we have some FAQs that could help make your decision for you.
What kind should I be going for?
Scaffolding comes in many shapes, sizes and materials so it comes down to what your use for the structure is when answering this question. You need to ask yourself what you will be doing and will it needs to be adjusted during the course of the project. The system that you use to paint a building differs greatly from those that are used to construct and repair multi leveled buildings.
Regardless if you decide to purchase or rent the scaffolding you definitely need to consider the scope of your project. Distributors will be more than happy to lend their expertise on the matter as after all they will be able to make you a sale if they point you in the right direction.
How will I store it?
This question gets asked all the time regarding scaffolding. Many hire companies will actually help you out with this aspect and provide the storage facilities for you. This can be a real life saver if you don’t have the resources to rent additional storage facilities and simply don’t have enough space on site. Be sure to ask about this factor to your distributor before you sign any agreement.
Do I need any licenses or insurance?
Scaffolding is classified as high risk equipment and from such you will find that there are a lot of regulations and rules that go along with that title. If you do plan to use this structure for your next project it is important that you are aware with your company’s responsibilities regarding the law. For starters, all companies in Australia that use this equipment are required to have workers compensation insurance and liability cover. This is to help out your workers in the unlikely and unfortunate circumstance that something goes wrong during the project. Additionally you will be required to obtain a number of licenses before you can use the equipment which also includes getting permission from the local councils.
Your workers who will be operating on the structure are required to undergo their own personal training including having their own specific license to be able to work on them. This type of work typically requires intermediate and advanced licenses for high risk work. It is vital that the employees working on these structures have all the necessary clearance and qualifications before they step up there.
Every project and work site is different and from such requires different things. Doing your due diligence and understanding what your obligations are will ensure that the project runs smoothly and no one gets injured during its course.
Hopefully this guide helped answer any of your scaffolding questions. If you still have some on your mind give your local distributor a call as they are always happy to help those who are interested.