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When Should Scaffolds Be Designed?

A lot of our customers get confused as to when they need to hire scaffold designer or engineer. Thus, now we have outlined the Scaffold structures that need to be designed, and these are:

1. Dead Shores
2. Flying shores
3. Raking shores
4. Cantilevered scaffolds
5. Truss-out Scaffolds
6. Access Birdcages
7. Façade retention
8. Access scaffolds with more than the 2 working lifts allowed.
9. Buttressed free-standing scaffolds
10. Temporary roofs and temporary buildings
11. Support scaffolds
12. Loading Bays founded on the ground
13. Mobile and static towers outside base/height limitations
14. Free standing scaffolds outside base/height Limitations
15. Temporary ramps and elevated roadways
16. Staircases and fire escapes
17. Spectator Terraces and Seating Stands
18. Bridge scaffolds
19. Towers requiring guys or ground anchors
20. Offshore scaffolds outside Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) handbook
21. Pedestrian footbridges or walkways
22. Slung and Suspended scaffolds
23. Protection fans, Nets and Pavement Frames
24. Marine scaffolds
25. Boiler scaffolds
26. Power line crossings
27. Lifting gantries and towers
28. Steeple scaffolds
29. System scaffolds outside users guide parameters
30. Sign board supports
31. Sealing end structures
32. Temporary Storage on Site
33. Masts, Lighting Towers and Transmission Towers
34. Advertising hoardings/banners

How Does It Begins?
At the start of the planning process, the client should supply all of the relevant information to the scaffold contractor to make sure that an accurate and proper design process is followed. Typically, this information should always include:

  • The site location
  • The period of time the scaffold is required to be in place
  • Intended use of the scaffold
  • Height and length and any critical dimensions which may affect the scaffold
  • Over-all quantity of boarded lifts
  • Total or maximum working loads to be imposed and the maximum number of people using the scaffold at any one time
    The type of access onto the scaffold i.e. ladder bay
  • Whether there is a requirement for sheeting, netting or brick guards
  • Pedestrian walkway
  • Detailed nature of the ground conditions or supporting structure
  • Information on the structure or building the scaffold will be erected against together with any relevant dimensions and drawings

How To Choose The Best?
Prior to installation, a scaffolding designer in London can provide relevant information about the scaffold. This may be a standalone document or may include in the drawing, and should include:

  • Type of scaffold required that is tube and fitting
  • The maximum bay lengths
  • Average or maximum lift heights
  • Highly safe working load and load class
  • Minimum or maximum leg loads
  • Determined tie spacing both horizontal and vertical and tie duty
  • Details of additional elements which may be a standard configuration or may be specifically designed
  • Any further information relevant to the use, installation or design of the scaffold
  • Date and reference number to enable referencing, recording and checking

Why make use of an expert scaffold engineering company in London?
A scaffolding engineer London uses Structural Engineering Software these days to calculate everything very precisely. Most engineering companies in London design, invent, analyse and define even the most complex and demanding scaffolding structures to accomplish objectives and requirements while making sure not to bypass the limitations imposed by regulations, practicality, safety, and cost.