Monday, February 15, 2016

STEEL SCAFFOLD IS THE BEST COMPARED TO WOODEN SCAFFOLD


The use of wooden scaffold has been in use since the ancient times. It was used by the Egyptian to build the pyramids.
Many small scale contractors in Kenya opt to use the wooden scaffold because its easily available and cheap.

There are factors that support that steel scaffold is more superior than wooden scaffold. These are;

1.SAFE TO WORK ON
The steel scaffold is safer than the wood scaffold as it is stable and strong to bear heavy loads. It can also resist strong winds which would weaken a wooden scaffold. The wooden scaffold has a better advantage over the steel scaffold as it acts as an insulator. As long as you have done the insulating measures like using the lightning rod, it will ensure staff safety from getting struck by lightning. It is advisable not work on a scaffold in stormy conditions.

2.LONGER LIFE
When subjected to various conditions like water, heat, insects, the wooden scaffold life time will be shortened as these conditions weaken the scaffold.
For the steel scaffold, only rust pose a big danger for its durability. But, when anti-rust measures are used, the scaffold will last longer than the wooden scaffold.

3. ECO FRIENDLY
The use of steel scaffold plays a big role in the efforts to conserve the environment as it reduces the number trees cut to be used as wooden scaffold. Steel can be recycled and used again as a raw material for the manufacture of steel scaffold.

4. STEEL SCAFFOLD IS IN FORM OF VARIOUS STRUCTURES
Since the steel scaffold was put into use, it has been designed into several kinds of types. Theses are cuplock scaffolding, Kwikstage scaffolding, Tubes and fitting scaffold, Ringlock scaffold. The structure of wooden scaffold is simpler thus the steel scaffold can satisfy the market demand.

For the above facts, we can conclude that the steel scaffold is more superior than the wooden scaffold.
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