The scaffolding as an aid in construction and maintenance has been in use for over 5000 years with its first mentions of the Chinese and Egyptians. Therefore, the scaffolding has been fundamental for the progress of humanity. Bamboo, one of the most basic elements used for a long time in scaffolding, has been called the “grass that built Asia”.
However, as times have progressed, superior, safer and more versatile materials and designs for scaffolding have been made available. The complexity and aesthetics of the design, as well as the magnitude of the project of today, build, demand more safe and versatile scaffolding that can support work at height and at the same time ensure the safety of workers.
There are different forms of scaffolding in terms of form and structure, such as trestle scaffolds, steel scaffolding, patented, cantilevered, suspended scaffolding, simple and double scaffolding.
These forms are based on the nature of the work and the type of raw material used to create the scaffolding.
Based on the mechanism used in the scaffolding and the types of systems, we have tube and accessory scaffolds, H-frame scaffolds, cuplock scaffolds, ring-lock scaffolds.
The ring lock scaffolding is considered the most modern scaffolding system, versatile and capable in terms of its load resistance. The different components that are used in ring lock scaffolds are multiple ledgers, clamps, railings, connectors, stringers, steps and adapters.
The 5 reasons to use ring lock scaffolds are:
- Provides a greater degree of flexibility to lock a different number of angles and align with 45o / 90o accuracy using the notch.
- It offers up to 8 connections to be present within different segments of the system in a single rosette arrangement that can be self-locked by an adaptive wedge, using a hammer.
- It offers the best stability of the frame body in its class with the support of a full vertical bar, a bar, a horizontal diagonal structure and a vertical diagonal in 3D space, which provides a complete lattice system.
- The ring lock scaffolding material commonly used is hot or cold dip galvanized with anti-corrosion technology to guarantee the longevity and reliability of the components.
- They are quick and easy to assemble from their few established components that offer ease of storage and transport.
In addition to these reasons, it has been shown that the load capacity of scaffolding with ring locking is better than that of its counterparts. The flexibility and the option offered by the rosette geometry are not only unique, but also allow several different types of construction through slab formwork, bridge formwork, etc.
It is an integral part of our construction, construction and maintenance related work. Therefore, choosing the right type of scaffolding is necessary not only for a safer work in height, but also to improve construction times.
The storage and transport of scaffolding raw materials can cause delays, especially at large construction sites, and the components of ring locking scaffolds can help reduce such problems. Faster assembly times can also save labor costs. While longevity means that they enjoy a longer life, which increases reuse. This helps even more to control the costs to buy new scaffolding material, especially in intensive operations.