A scaffold is a temporary structure used to support access platforms, it is commonly used around the façade of the building and inside elevator shafts.
Scaffolds consist of a main load bearing vertical member “standard”, load distributing horizontal members “ledgers”, diagonal members to resist the horizontal forces applied from the users of the scaffold as well as the wind ”bracing”, and temporary working platforms.
Whilst there are many types of scaffoldings, the main concept remains the same within those elements.
There are various types of scaffolds;
· Cup lock, modular, wedge lock, and tube and clamp scaffolds all share the same concept when erecting, they are commonly used in fixed positions and share similar working load capacity.
· H-frames and Aluminum frames are usually used on the façade of the building for light work only, they are easy to erect but have a low safe working load.
· Mobile scaffolds are supported with caster wheels and outriggers, they are usually used for interior work and maintenance work.
In general, any temporary access platform is considered to be a critical equipment when it comes to safety, these platforms are minimal by nature and will be subjected to heavy human interaction on daily bases, accidents relating to scaffolds, be it falling from heights or total collapse of the structure could very likely lead to fatal injuries.
It is very important to ensure the safety measures required are met before using any scaffolding, this not only means that the scaffolding structure is secured from collapsing, it also means that the users are safe from falling hazards.
Scaffolds are commonly placed on the façade of the building as mentioned earlier, and due to the risk factor, it is fairly easy to be asked to present safety certification for the scaffold from the local authorities from an approved third party inspection body, inspecting all scaffolds is a must when it comes to ensuring safety and avoiding disruption of work.
Upon the completion of the scaffolding inspection, an initial test report will be issued, providing detailed information about the scaffolding and all the findings, if any.
The result of the inspection will be mentioned clearly, and in case of any defect/remark found, the site engineer will be notified about the problem, and instructed on how to fix it in order to pass the inspection.
Later on a safety certificate will be issued carrying the B Safe Safety stamp, our certificates and initial reports are made to be easy to understand, simplicity and accuracy are our aim when it comes to certification and documentation.
B Safe Safety is an authorized body for analysis, inspection, and certification services in UAE.
Here at B Safe Safety, we ensure the scaffolds undergoing our safety inspection are safe to use by the workers, and also structurally sound with no chance of collapsing.
We adhere to local requirements and regulations without compromising our thought out flexibility, this ensures that you will evade any issues with the local authorities so long you have obtained our certification.
What makes us unique is the deep understanding of our qualified engineers conducting the scaffold inspection, we are capable of maintaining the safety of the equipment and users, and able to provide solutions and in case of any problems found during the process.We are known for our competitive pricing, flexible scheduling, and punctual timings,
for any requests or inquires do not hesitate to contact us.