Independent scaffolds are the most commonly used type of scaffolding there is. Instead of tying into bricks, independent scaffolds are supported by an inside row of standards. Each row is then connected by ledgers that support the transverse transoms.
Independent scaffolds are erected away from the building but are then attached to it at certain points. For example, the inner-most row should be as close to the building as possible.
Each row of standards come with a base plate and are fitted by diagonal braces for stability. There should be little distance between the lines of standards so the correct number of boards and toe boards can be fitted.
Independent scaffolds are used for commercial and residential purposes. They are not specific to a certain type of building and they do not use that building as a means of support. This is because each ledge contacts the building in multiple places, keeping it stable while supporting itself the entire time.
Independent scaffolds are the perfect structure for light projects like decorating and painting.
There are multiple variations of independent scaffolds and each can be used for a different purpose.
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Need to get to your chimney? Our chimney scaffolds give workers safe access to the flue and all the other awkward areas. Chimney scaffolds enable you to work at height, allowing you to make all the repairs and maintenance you need.
It’s important for chimney scaffolds to meet the same level of quality expected the repair work itself. We know from vast experience the challenges that come with the money types and locations of a chimney. As such, we have developed our chimney scaffolds to suit all buildings, be it residential or commercial, and will fit on any roof.
For example, for a flue replacement on a centrally-located chimney, we would construct a chimney scaffold hire tower. This means building from the ground up, placing the top level of the chimney scaffold at the base of the chimney itself, allowing for easy access to conduct the replacement.
The result is a well-constructed chimney scaffold without having to worry about dangerous stretching or over-reaching to conduct the work.
Our chimney scaffolds also come with edge protection handrails to give workers even greater protection. Safety is the number one priority.
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Temporary roofs are essential for waterproofing when assembling a scaffold structure, especially in the UK when it seems to rain every other day.
If you are waiting for a roof repair, don’t expose it to the rain, wind and snow. Our temporary roofs are ideal for protecting your building from water damage and other harsh weather.
We have several corrugate temporary roof solutions available. Corrugated sheeting (the tin hat system) is the most popular solution. One of the main reasons why is that it is compatible with both a 450mm or 750mm alloy Layher or Haki beam system.
Layher and Haki scaffolding beams are used for all sorts of temporary roofs, including for support. They are very reliable and durable, making them perfect for creating a scaffolding framework for a temporary roof.
When it’s time for construction, we always ensure to add working-at-height edge protection and safeguarding. We also cover the building in shrink-wrap or monarflex sheeting for further waterproofing and weather protection.
Never leave your building exposed to the elements again when you need vital repair and maintenance work.
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Tower scaffolds, also known as access towers, are great alternatives to ladders when you need to work at height. They have large, safe work platforms to hold workers and their tools and materials. The large platform ensures you don’t need to reposition the structure often either.
Tower scaffolds towers are self-supporting. This means they do not have to on the building, compromising the safety of someone standing on it. This also makes it a very practical high-level access solution.
We use steel and aluminium for our scaffold towers. Aluminium, in particular, is one of the best materials to use as it is very light while being highly durable. We also have glass fibre towers to use around electrical sources. This is the safest option since glass does not conduct electricity.
Our experts will work with you to find the best tower scaffold to meet your requirements. They come with everything you will need to work at your best, while always keeping a keen eye on safety. Our tower scaffolds can be stored outdoors without having to worry about rust or corrosion.
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Our gantries bridge between the loading area and the roof or construction site, particularly when it seems it’s impossible to work. No matter the scale of your project, we can provide you with gantries to create a safe but efficient working environment for both workers and pedestrians nearby.
From repair work to maintaining your machinery, our gantries make access so much easier, allowing to carry out your work more efficiently. Made from aluminium, the gantries can be erected quickly and are easy to transport around and handle at the construction site.
Our gantries are also great for indoor mobile applications. We have solutions that can be moved easily around a small building, while for larger projects, we have motorized gantry cranes for larger loads.
All our gantries are totally compliant with all UK legislation and regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Work at Height Regulations.
Our gantry scaffolding solution is cost-efficient but we do not sacrifice in quality. If you have any unique requirements, we can design and produce a custom gantry lift to satisfy your needs.
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Lift shafts are lightweight towers that provide a safe and secure platform for workers to work at several heights. They can also be used as both an indoor and outdoor solution.
Our lift shafts are ideal for short-term access repair and maintenance work. They are highly versatile and can fit within confined spaces and lift shafts.
Our lift shaft scaffold towers can be assembled with ease. You will be provided with everything you need to construct the complete lift shaft, including a safety handrail to protect your workers and a working platform for support.
These towers provide the most practical solution to solve to lift shaft access problems, without putting any of your workers at risk. Access the platform via the trap door and climb the ladder from inside the tower. This system is recommended by The Health & Safety Executive.
In the event you don’t have anyone that can assemble these structures, we have PASMA trained employees at hand to erect and dismantle our lift shafts correctly and safely. This is a requirement by law for anyone that handles the erection of such structures.
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Edge protection on scaffold structures saves lives. Without them, workers are prone to fatal accidents that can easily happen while working at height.
We implement a wide range of measures to ensure anyone that steps onto our platforms is safe and secure. If there’s a chance that they could fall from a height of 2 metres and above, we ensure our structures are safeguarded to prevent any unwanted accident.
As per the Health & Safety Executive, main guardrails are placed at a minimum of 910mm above the edge, toe boards are at least 150mm and any other handrail leaves a gap smaller than 470mm.
When it comes to installation, we insert a double rail and toe boards to prevent tools and materials sliding off the edge. For larger projects, we connect the handrail to the building for total safety. We also have access towers that work from the ground level up to the roof so edge protection can be installed at any height.
No matter your requirements, our team will always keep edge protection in mind when creating a solution for you. Safety is our highest priority but that doesn’t mean it should impact the ease of access for workers.
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Safety netting or fall arrest safety nets are vital for working at height. In fact, they preferred by the UK Health & Safety Executive. Safety netting must be present in any situation when a worker is working at height.
We construct our safety nets to comply with BS EN 1263:1 2002 requirements.
The purpose of a safety netting is to stop a worker falling further by absorbing their moving energy. This prevents serious and, potentially, fatal accidents happening at a working site. When used with mesh netting, safety netting can also be used to catch tools and materials that may slide off a platform.
Safety netting is used throughout the construction industry. It enables workers to work at considerable heights, such as constructing bridges and warehouses. It also allows them to move around the building site without being constrained by PPE equipment.
We also position the safety netting as close to workers as we can. If it does arrest a fall at any time, we will replace it with a brand new net as soon as possible. We will also ensure a 2-metre maximum fall height.
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Our range of rubbish chutes are available for commercial and residential projects. We have a wide range of equipment, from hoppers and Y-sections to rubbish chute sections ready to install at your site today.
Rubbish chutes are used alongside a tower scaffold and other structures to quickly dispose of waste and debris from the site. It is also the safest way to remove unwanted objects from the site, especially when they are working at height. The last thing you need is an injury to a worker while they’re on site because they were tidying up.
It’s never been easier to safely remove waste on the job. Whether it’s only a few metres up or multiple stories high up on the roof, all you need to do is dump your waste into our rubbish chute and drop it directly into a skip at the bottom, ready to be taken away.
Using our rubbish chutes means workers spend less time dumping rubble into a wheelbarrow and more time with tools in hand. No matter if you are undertaking a demolition job or doing some repair work, our rubbish chutes are the perfect waste removal system.
Contact us now to discuss your rubbish chute needs and requirements for your upcoming project.