We've all seen scaffolding on construction sites or being used by professional house painters. You use a scaffold when you are working for a length of time at height, and when you need to keep a number of tools and products close at hand.
According to Safe Work Australia, 86% of workplace falls involve ladders, as opposed to 14% where scaffolding is in use.
Getting hold of a scaffold is easy with Kennards Hire. Scaffolding is light, easy to use and provides a safe space for working, with inbuilt ladders and safety features to stop you and your equipment falling off.
If you’re working alone, it’s good to have the added safety features of a scaffold rather than a ladder. The guard rails stop you falling, while the toeboards prevent your foot slipping over the edge. They also stop tools rolling off, potentially injuring those below.
With a scaffold you can also keep all your tools and materials with you on the working deck, rather than having to make trips up and down a ladder.
Our hire scaffolds range from 1.5 to 4 metres tall. However, if you can fall more than 4m from any area of scaffold you'll need an accredited scaffolder to construct it.
It is possible to assemble the scaffold yourself. But you’ll find that having someone to help you makes it much easier.
In this article, we look at how to erect and dismantle a scaffold safely.
If you have any questions about our equipment or need advice on the best equipment to use, the team at your local Kennards Hire branch should be able to help you.