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Scaffold Loads & Design

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

When designing a scaffolding structure, there are many things to consider when working out the required components. The first of which is the function of the scaffold. We will look at determining whether a light, medium or heavy duty structure is required.Firstly though, it is important to know what kind of load the structure will be required to support. In scaffolding, load is normally considered in terms of dead load and the duty live load. The dead load generally refers to the weight of the scaffold itself. This includes the weight of...

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Health & Safety Guidelines For Scaffold Users

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Some might call it a hassle, but the fact of the matter is that health and safety regulations are there to protect all of us. We will look at some of these as a safety should really be a priority. If your job may require you to use a scaffold in order to carry out certain job functions, before commencing work, make sure you are familiar with the safe working guidelines for using scaffolding hire. Users of scaffolding should be aware of the general use specifications and adhere to them at all times. Some of the more common hazards...

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Scaffolding – Don’t Forget Your Tools!!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Before you can erect, maintain or dismantle scaffolding, you will require a few basic tools and items of equipment. Let’s take a quick look at the basics… Scaffold Spanner – A box or tube type wrench with a swing over handle that has been purpose designed for the tightening and releasing of couplers. Magnetic Spirit Level – A spirit level is used to sure the footings of the scaffold. The job of levelling the scaffold is made easier when the spirit level is magnetic. These are available at most harware stores. Tape...

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Scaffolding – Components and Equipment

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

  Aztex scaffoldings are designed to Australian Standards and consist of a number of component parts. When used in accordance with recommended job procedures, Aztex scaffolding provides safe, easy to use scaffolding solutions for a diverse range of jobs, work site requirements and conditions. We will look at some basic scaffolding components below… Frame – The Frame consists of two standards (or uprights) joined at the top by a transom (or horizontal structural member). Punced Hole Cross Brace – The brace is...

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Liftwell Screen Maintenance

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Have you got Aztex Liftwell Screens installed on site? If so, they should be regularly inspected and maintained. This should be done prior to installation, following movement or handling or following an incident. Need some tips? Check the lock is operational. Check the enclosure is securely fixed. Check all component parts are in place. Check the door opens correctly. Check the enclosure is free of damage and fully functional. If any Liftwell Screen on site sustains a significant impact or damage, it should be returned to Aztex...

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Liftwell Screen General Safety

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

  The Aztex Equipment Liftwell Screen is designed for the specific purpose of safeguarding persons working in or around liftwell openings. NEVER modify or tamper with the enclosure for any other purpose!Access to Liftwell Screens should be by key and only authorised personnel should be issued with one. DO NOT chock or leave doors open at any time! Don’t forget that even though the new Aztex Liftwell Screens are 40% lighter than the old all steel enclosures, material handling equipment should be used to move them. If they must...

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