Various scaffolding methods have been around for centuries, and since you don’t fix what isn’t broken, the concept of scaffolding has remained the same to this day. But before you decide to buy or rent a scaffold, you need to determine the scope of the project, including your needs, budget and situation. More importantly, you need to know what function you want the scaffold to have, i.e. are you going to use it for a single story building or multi-story building? What’s the design of the building or whatever structure you are repairing and/or constructing?
Once you’ve considered all of these things, you can best determine which scaffold is best suited for your needs. When estimating your budget, never compromise on safety as it can be costly both emotionally and economically in case of an injury or death due to faulty or improper scaffolding. You can find tools on the internet which can help you decide on the design of the scaffolding depending on the project and your needs.
After you find the type that best meets your needs, you should then start looking for a scaffold for sale. There are stores and web sites that have both old and new scaffold for sale, but personally, I wouldn’t buy an used one for safety reasons. If you want to find the best deal, do some comparative shopping. It’s also important to review the return and guarantee policies.
Lastly, become familiar with the international and Australian scaffolding standards, and then closely follow the Australian standards regarding scaffolding safety during the buying process. Australia has a reputation for applying the most strict scaffolding standards, due to the country’s diligence for protecting worker safety. All scaffolding equipment sold in Australia can cost more than scaffolding equipment sold in some other countries. While general scaffolding standards may be similar, the big difference lies within the components, such as boards, tubes and couplers.
To sum it up, if you’re looking to buy a scaffold for a small or big repair or a construction project, knowing what type of scaffolding you need is of paramount importance. Not only does this ensure a successful project, it will ensure there aren’t any difficulties and injuries for everyone involved in the project. Once you’ve determined the scaffold that best meets your needs, pay attention to selection and pricing. Taking your time to review and compare prices will not only give you the most affordable option, but you can possibly avoid potential problems like faulty parts, or no guarantee on a purchased or rented scaffolding.