What's More Cost Effective? Scaffolding or Swing Stage?

Posted By Terry McDougall  
12/02/2019
15:50 PM

SCAFFOLDING Vs SWING STAGE

  • Do you want to save money on your project?
  • Do you want to complete it sooner?
  • Have you considered using a swing stage instead of scaffolding?

Alphasafe has been providing swing stage services and adding value to projects throughout Australia for 15 years.  In that time we’ve developed a reputation as an expert provider of all height access solutions.

We’re committed to adding value to safety and productivity through expertise and innovative design, and are committed to ensuring that clients benefit from the a cost effective height access option.

We’re sure that you’re familiar with scaffolding.  It’s everywhere you look around Sydney.  But what do you know about swing stages? 

 

WHAT IS A SWING STAGE?

A swing stage is a 2 point suspended access platform which is typically supported by a temporary work free-standing rostrum at the top.  The working platform has the ability to raise and lower to the required height by using a pair of electric traction hoists with flexible steel wire ropes running through the hoists, so therefore require fewer parts than a scaffold designed to cover the same working area. 

 

WHY USE A SWING STAGE?

Swing stages are an effective and safe means of accessing high level works without the need to install a scaffold or tie to a building and minimise disturbance to the daily operations of your building or project

They provide a safe, fast and cost effective method of getting the right tradesman to the right point at the right time on your project whether it’s on a façade or within an industrial plant.

Because swing stages require fewer parts than a scaffold designed to cover the same working area, swing stages are considerably faster to install and are generally a more cost effective option for certain tasks.  Typical advantages include:

  • Reduced manual handling risks compared to scaffolding
  • Rapid installation times can aid project schedule
  • Reduced labour and transport costs compared to scaffolding
  • No tying to the building structure is required

 

VERSATILE OPTIONS

Alphasafe can design a specialized solution for your access problems including traditional swing stage drops, monorails in single and double configuration, both parallel and perpendicular to the building, cantilevered platforms, and a range of engineered and custom designed components.

Alphasafe swing stages solutions include:

  • Stages up to 16m in length
  • Monorail suspensions systems
  • Corner sections
  • Single person cages
  • Engineered custom platforms

WANT TO BENEFIT ON YOUR PROJECT?

Contact Alphasafe today to learn how we could add value to your project.