There have been only a handful of developments in scaffolding in its long history of existence. The introduction of aluminium is the most notable innovation in this time; it has provided lightweight manoeuvrability paired with strength, saving contractors millions of dollars due to increased speed of installation and easier handling.
So the same technologies and designs since the aluminium era have been accepted as the norm and the optimum point to which innovation can be stretched. But the increase in competition for contracts means that build deadlines are getting tighter by the year, and contractors are more aware of how much their non-building activities can affect the bottom line.Read More
Safe Evacuations with SafeSmart – When Purchase Beats Hire
SafeSmart Access have worked together with Buildcorp for their works at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
The brief for SafeSmart was to develop customised yet compliant access stairs. For a duration of two years, while Buildcorp’s works are occurring, St Vincent’s required temporary access to an elevated first aid shed on a 4m-high hoarding. SafeSmart helped Buildcorp with their budget, weighing up the pros and cons of hire versus purchase. It was concluded that an actual purchase worked out to be more economical according to a per-month rate over the total period of use compared to hiring. And the additional benefit for the client was a more customised solution.Read More
Sydney Airport Safely Spans the Canal
One of Australia’s largest infrastructure and civil contractors, Seymour Whyte, has commissioned Sydney’s SafeSmart Access to provide an unusual solution for portable access stairs.
As part of the Northern Airport Precinct Project in Sydney, a new road bridge featuring cyclist and pedestrian access has been built near the delta of the Cooks River and Alexandra Canal, linking Airport Drive to a new at-grade vehicle storage area.
With safety being a priority in any construction project, Seymour Whyte, in this instance, had a very important factor to consider – contractors working over deep water. To fully comply, the project needed a temporary access solution on both sides of the canal, for easy exit should a worker fall in.Read More
SafeSmart Access will be exhibiting at one of the biggest aviation MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauls) events in the world – MRO Americas Aviation Week, April 5-7 2016.Read More
With the internet opening up markets around the world for individuals and businesses, the job of acquisition has been made easier, with access to a greater range of products and tools at competitive prices. Of course this choice opens up the possibility of a greater variation in quality, as well as having purchasers inadvertently breaking the law or breaching compliance regulations. Put simply: in Australia, our rules can be much different to their rules.Read More