Let’s not beat around the bush: the quality of your scaffolding matters. While penny pinchers might be tempted to save a few bucks by purchasing second-hand or going for budget brands, cutting corners on scaffolding costs can often have a direct impact on the safety and productivity of your workers.
When it comes to working at height, you need to be confident that your scaffolding is strong, stable and 100 percent fit for purpose. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up the top five benefits of investing in quality scaffolding equipment.
1. Minimise the risk of injury
There’s no room for error when it comes to working at height. Manufactured using highly durable materials, quality scaffolding allows you to provide a secure working environment for your team and minimise the risk of injury.
You might be surprised to learn that most suppliers do not comply with the latest New Zealand safety standards. Here at ScaffoldMe, all of our scaffolding products are ISO 9001:2015 certified and have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet local safety and quality requirements. Using fully compliant scaffolding not only creates safer working conditions, but also reduces the threat of litigation in the event of an accident.
2. Cost-effective in the long term
For lean businesses fighting to stay competitive in the New Zealand market, the upfront costs of purchasing new scaffolding equipment can be a little off-putting. However, if you crunch the numbers, you’ll find that buying your own scaffolding can often be more cost-effective in the long run, especially if you work on long-term jobs or plan to use the scaffolding frequently.
On top of that, quality scaffolding tends to hold its value. As a result, if you decide to sell your scaffolding once your projects are complete, you’ll likely be able to recoup a big chunk of your initial capital outlay.
3. More reliable than buying second-hand
While buying second-hand scaffolding can be a savvy way to keep costs down, it’s important to be mindful that the equipment may not have been properly cared for by the previous owner.
There are a lot of things to consider here, including:
- Who manufactured the scaffolding?
- How old is the scaffolding?
- Has it been properly stored and maintained?
- Has it been tested recently?
- Does it have noticeable damage?
…and more. Depending on its condition, components may need to be replaced; in the worst case scenario, the scaffolding may be unsafe to use altogether.
In contrast, when you buy new quality scaffolding, you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into and can trust your product to function exactly as described. At ScaffoldMe, all of our products are backed by a comprehensive 10-year warranty, providing our customers with the ultimate peace of mind.
4. Boost productivity
There’s no other way to put it: some types of scaffolding are a pain to set up. They’re clunky, overly complicated and involve too many unnecessary components – all of which can eat into your productivity during set up and dismantling.
Quality scaffolding is engineered with efficiency in mind. Reducing assembly time through smart design choices and intuitive componentry allows your team to work more productively and stay on top of project schedule without making any compromises in terms of safety.
5. Expert support
Last but not least, when you purchase quality scaffolding from a reputable supplier you’re dealing with an expert who knows the ins and outs of the industry. Here at ScaffoldMe, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and enjoy sharing our expertise with our valued customers.
We’ll make sure you’re fully briefed about our scaffolding and answer any questions you might have to help you get maximum ROI, safety and performance out of our products.
Quality scaffolding for sale
If you’re looking for scaffolding for sale, you’ve come to the right place. All of our products are fully compliant with New Zealand safety standards, and are manufactured to the highest standard using premium hot-dip galvanised steel or aluminium.
Shop our online range or contact us today to discuss your project.