Mr. Scaffold sells and hires our patented brand of aluminium scaffold around the country. We erect it using our own crews, and we return it to our hire depots. Therefore, we have a great deal of experience with the use and maintenance of aluminium scaffold when it is used continuously in industrial, commercial and residential situations. Each site has it’s own specific issues, but there is one that is going to be common to all sites. Your scaffold is going to become dirty. This is a normal and reasonable hazard with a scaffold built to withstand Australian conditions, dust or mud is generally washed away by the elements wherever your scaffold is stored.
Scaffolding can be affected by accumulations of residue from plaster and other materials which, as soon as they harden, not only adhere very stubbornly, but may also become extremely sharp. So, in addition to a possible impairment in functionality of individual parts of the scaffolding, dirt of this kind presents a high risk of injury.
The accumulated residue can also increases the weight of the scaffolding, resulting in possible further risks and economic disadvantages in extreme cases:
- Exceeding the maximum load for your vehicle
- Extra strain on the body when assembling and dismantling, loading and unloading
- Additional costs from increased fuel consumption during transportation
At Mr. Scaffold, we utilise high pressure water cleaners for this purpose, and recommend that owners of scaffolds do the same.
Mr. Scaffold brand aluminium scaffold can be scrubbed, and due to the robust nature of our scaffolds, there will be no risk of corrosion, loss of strength due to abrasion or any need to change the way that you use your scaffold after cleaning.
Scaffolds are robust, low maintenance equipment that can easily survive being used without cleaning when there is not an excessive build up. Cleaning can be incorporated into the regular inspection process that should be utilised to ensure that your scaffold is undamaged and suitable for use each time you start a build.
If you have any questions regarding the use or maintenance of Mr. Scaffold brand aluminium scaffolds, call our friendly team on 1300 677 223.