Birdcage Scaffolding

By making use of birdcage scaffolding London tradespeople can work on otherwise inaccessible parts of buildings in comfort and safety.  Working atop a ladder, especially at heights of above one storey, has always been one of the riskiest situations in the industry, and eliminating such dangers is one of the primary goals of MTEC Scaffolding and everyone involved in the trade.  The development of ‘birdcage’ scaffolding techniques has progressively improved safety and working conditions, to the point where it is now widely accepted as best practice for many tasks.  Read on to learn more about birdcage scaffolding.

The practicality and safety benefits of scaffolding systems over other access methods such as ladders and hoists have meant that scaffolding has become the preferred option for most external construction, maintenance, cleaning and inspection works.  However, working on the inside of structures throws up a different set of challenges, and historically it took the scaffolding trade a little longer to get to grips with this scenario.

When renovating an existing building, it can be complicated and costly to use the established techniques of anchoring scaffolding to the walls.  This is partly because it may be harder to access structural members than when working on the exterior due to non-structural walls and features, and partly because of the cost of repairing interior décor.  The answer was to design free-standing scaffolding structures which could be erected in internal spaces.

Using internal birdcage scaffolding, it is possible to paint ceilings, hang lights, install wiring, and complete many other high-level tasks as if one was stood on the ground, and with no impact on the surrounding structure.  Since the perfection of these methods, many outdoor applications have been found for birdcage scaffolding too.  By using birdcage scaffolding construction engineers can erect a platform at any desired height, to facilitate safe and convenient working.  Contact MTEC today to learn more.