The main technical characteristics of the aluminum scaffolding
Aluminum scaffolding is generally composed and characterized by the assembly of tubular elements (in aluminum, in fact) and a walkable platform (of iron or wood), which can be positioned at different heights, depending on the model under consideration. The length of the above platform is generally about two meters, for the smaller models. In fact, to avoid the risk of overturning, the width of the base must be proportionate to the maximum height it can reach. The entire structure is easily maneuverable, thanks to the help of wheels, to facilitate its movement and which must be equipped, by law, with the special locking mechanism. In fact, if the aluminum scaffolding exceeds a certain height, the use of an anchor to a fixed structure is mandatory.
The main risks of using the aluminum scaffolding
A worker or any individual using an aluminum scaffolding may be subject to certain risks. Those most likely are certainly the fall from above and the overturning of the structure itself (due to inadequate anchoring or failure to lock the wheels). Specifically, however, the fall from above can be caused by an inadequate positioning of the parapets, by the failure to use the individual protection devices or by the collapse of the walkable table. To avoid the occurrence of these problems, it is necessary to secure the entire structure, following simple rules: place the aluminum scaffolding on a level surface, do not climb (but use external stairs), do not lean too far, do not concentrate loads on the walkable boards.