FAQ – Frequently Asked Question’s
How do I know which type of scaffold is right for me?
This is the million-dollar question that everyone must ask themselves prior to buying or hiring scaffold, and often it will take hours upon hours to come up with the perfect solution.
Our first recommendation will be to assess your current worksite and have an idea of the heights that you will be performing your work from.
There are two types of scaffold that are most commonly used on work sites:
1) Mobile Tower Scaffolding
The mobile scaffold tower is the mightiest of all scaffolds, especially the Scafeast foldable edition. This type of Scaffold is well equipped to handle any situation that any tradie will encounter.
Here is a list of tradies that will benefit from the scaffold mobile tower:
- Pile drivers
The mobile scaffold tower will assist you with working from heights and will ensure your safety whilst carrying out your duties.
At Scafeast all our equipment are sold with a 3-year warranty and a Worksafe certificate.
2) Kwikstage Scaffolding
Kwikstage scaffolding is commonly used on construction sites, as it covers a bigger range than mobile towers do. The kwikstage scaffold is used to assist construction workers to build complex structures.
Please note that the Kwikstage scaffold requires erecting and can take some time to put together unless you have the right crew of scaffolders who can get the job done quickly.
All Scafeast equipment including Kwikstage are under a 3-year warranty and we are proud to be injury-free.
How to buy the right mobile scaffold tower?
There are three main area’s to consider when purchasing or hiring a mobile scaffold tower. The three areas are overall scaffold height, platform height and working height.
- The overall scaffold height refers to the overall height of the tower. This can be a tricky thing to determine as the jobs will always vary in height, but to get a better understanding of what YOU personally might require. The best recommendation would be to get an average of the heights you work from.
- The platform height refers to the height at where the platform rests within the tower. Scafeast towers have a steady measurement across our mobile tower ranges but other manufacturers might have different measurements. The platform is normally located 1 Metre below the overall height of the tower, so if you are buying/hiring a 4M mobile tower (overall height) the platform height will be 3M.
- The working height refers to the height of the job or task that you have in mind. This is a very important factor when it comes to choosing the right mobile tower height. You may also require to take your height into consideration, as this will impact the platform height requirements.
How long does it take to assemble a mobile scaffold tower?
If you are assembling the tower by yourself, it will take you 4 minutes. If two people are assembling the tower, it will take 2 minutes. YES, it’s that easy to put it all together.
How mobile is the scaffold tower?
After the 4-minute set-up is complete, you are ready to go. When it comes to mobility, all of our scaffold towers are equipped with roller wheels with locks. The wheels will enable quick transport of the tower across the allocated working area.
We also offer an additional set of caster wheels which offer additional height adjustments. These wheels are offered as an add-on option.