If you're looking to hire or buy scaffolding to work on a building job, then you can customise your build to make it more useful. For example, you can add a brick or tile elevator to your order.
These machines are small, automated conveyor belts. They telescope up from the ground to attach to scaffolding levels so that they can deliver working materials such as bricks, blocks or tiles.
What are the advantages of using a scaffolding elevator?
1. Move Materials Faster
If you're building with bricks or tiling a roof, then you need a constant supply of materials. Problem is, you might not have the space to store a lot of materials on your scaffolding. You also have to take care not to overload the scaffold by putting too many bricks or tiles on it at once.
The higher up you are, the longer it takes to get materials up to the right height. Your crews might have to make lots of trips to get supplies to the right places. This won't always be easy if they have to climb ladders on the way. Even sling haulage or a pulley system takes time and effort to set up and use.
Brick or tile scaffolding elevators are simple and fast to set up and use. You simply set the unit on the ground, unfold its belt and put it into position on the scaffolding. Someone loads materials onto the bottom of the elevator's belt; it then automatically carries them up to the top where someone else picks them up.
You can also move these elevators around to deliver supplies to different crews on different parts or levels of your scaffolding. You won't have to waste time carrying heavy loads up to the right height, and you can get materials to the right places at the right times to speed up your work.
2. Avoid Injuries and Accidents
You have to take extra care when you move heavy materials such as bricks, blocks or tiles to a height. If you aren't careful, then someone in your crew could get hurt.
For example, if your workers have to carry heavy loads up and down your scaffolding, then they could suffer from backaches and strains. If someone accidentally drops a load of bricks or tiles, or if they slip off a pulley load, then they could seriously injure anyone in their way.
Plus, these accidents will increase your materials costs. Bricks and tiles might chip or break if they fall from a height.
A brick or tile elevator gives you useful all-around protection. Your workers don't have to carry heavy loads, and you reduce the risk of accidents.
For more information on scaffold services, contact a company near you.