Did you know that not all scaffolds have to comply with the same codes and standards? Scaffolds that are intended for construction use must comply with ASNZ 4576 and 1576, whilst scaffolds that are intended for public use must comply with more stringent standards including BCA (Building Code of Australia), and ASNZ 1428 to name a few.
Alphasafe specialises in temporary works public access structures and has a proven track record of safely designing and delivering all types of public access scaffolds.
Public access scaffolds serve a variety of purposes, the most common being:
Load rating for public access scaffolds is considerably higher than construction scaffolds due 'crowd loading'. Crowds of people generate high dynamic loads, especially when moving, running, or jumping. Due to the uncontrollable nature of crowd loading, load rating of public access scaffolds can be as much as 5kPa or 500kg/m2.
|To put that into perspective. This 22m long public access bridge which was designed and installed by Alphasafe was required to support 22t of load.|
Correct planning and design for public access scaffolds is essential. With Alphasafe's expertise and inhouse design capability we're able to provide design and guidance from the development process through to project delivery.