Scaffolding can save time on a project because instead of climbing up and down a ladder and moving it from spot to spot, you have a convenient and safe platform from which to work. However, there are ways you can speed up the process of using scaffolding. Take a look at these ideas -- whether you embrace one of them or all of them, they will help to speed up your process:
1. Hire easy-to-assemble scaffolding.
There are multiple types of scaffolding, and if speed is your goal, you should speak with the hire company about which of their types of scaffoldings are the quickest and easiest to put together. Look for lightweight platforms that fold up and a scaffolding frame that snaps together quickly.
Unfortunately, you must note that some snap-together setups are only available at relatively low heights. If you are doing roofing on a multi-story home or cleaning the windows of a skyscraper, you may need scaffolding that takes longer to put together.
2. Ask the hire company to assemble the scaffolding for you.
In lieu of easy-to-put-together scaffolding, ask the hire company to assemble the scaffolding for you. Hire companies offer a range of products and services. In many cases, they may be willing to deliver the scaffolding and set it up for you. That ensures that the construction is done safely and correctly. It also saves you time.
3. Look for large platforms.
Regardless of how you plan to put together the scaffolding, you should look for large platforms. With a large platform, you can accomplish a significant amount of work without moving the scaffolding. The less often you have to move the scaffolding, the more you can focus on the task at hand and the faster the job goes. Additionally, a large platform provides more space for tools and other supplies, and as a result, you don't have to climb down to grab more supplies as often as you may have to otherwise.
4. Consider caster wheels.
In terms of moving scaffolding from spot to spot, caster wheels can make it easier. If you opt for scaffolding with caster wheels, when it's time the move the scaffolding, you simply unlock the wheels, push the setup to your new spot and lock the wheels again. Unfortunately, however, casters may not work in every situation. For example, if the ground is uneven where you are working, you may need to use adjustable legs or extra supports to add more height to parts of the scaffolding.
For more tips on working quickly with scaffolding without sacrificing safety, contact a scaffold hire company.