Local suppliers of kwikstage designs have to provide certain checkmarks to ensure a safe and secure project.
Whether it is small painting jobs to large-scale building developments, the same principles apply for those who will manufacture, stock and supply buyers in the domestic market.
Accidents on worksites can be avoided if everyone does their part and their due diligence, but that applies to the manufacturers and sellers as much as it does to the individual user.
Here we will run through a series of key checkmarks that suppliers must adhere to.
1) Perfect Size & Profile Specifications
Users who require the use of kwikstage will have certain specifications in mind when operating the structure. For some there will be minimal user interaction as it is utilised for a short-term small domestic project. For others, it will be embraced on a large-scale operation that includes a number of participants, heavy machinery and extended over a period of weeks, months or even years. It will have to fit into one of three profile categories: suspended, supported or rolling. It will also require a variety of size specifications that range from small to medium and heavy-duty projects.
2) Appropriate Material Selection
The material of the kwikstage will dictate how much the customer spends and how the application will be used for the duration of the project. It will speak to the strength of the structure and its versatility depending whether it is in the supported or suspended category. Aluminum and steel are the materials of choice for those heavy-duty building projects, but there are nylon, glassfibre and polyestermatrix outlets that offer some alternatives.
3) Transparent Weight Loading Details
Accidents on worksites involving kwikstage will often be attributed to a case of oversight in some shape or form. That can easily be traced to poor construction or the involvement of unlicensed workers. Yet it can be something as small and simple as publishing the weight loading details and informing participants about how much the planks can hold at any given moment. Once these figures are distributed and placed on the item itself, it will be easy for anyone undertaking assessments and examinations to see if there is a violation that points to a health and safety risk for participants.
4) Ease of Construction & Dismantling
For the large-scale projects, there will clearly be logistical difficulties with the construction and dismantling of kwikstage designs. Particularly for those suspended frameworks, there are added complications that are not present with supported items. Yet it is one of the essential checkmarks that local suppliers must meet when it comes to user-friendly products that can be erected and dismantled safely and securely. Many accidents can be traced to this process, so the easier the item is to construct, take down and transport from location A to location B, the lower the chance of an accident taking place on-site.
5) Adhering to Licensing Guidelines
There will be kwikstage designs that can only be used and operated by trained specialists. In this instance it is necessary to have items that are reserved only for licensed participants, ensuring that they are not in the hands of general DIY operators. Smaller constructions won’t always carry those same regulations, but sellers in the market cannot be distributing kwikstage materials in bulk orders simply because they want to maximise their profits.
6) Warranties & Return
Scaffold products will require a significant investment on behalf of the consumer. By and large they are not cheap products to acquire, but there are measures in place to ensure that the customer is not out of pocket if it is not up to standard or there is a concern along the way. This can be linked to a coherent and well-documented warranty that is part of the package and a returns policy for malfunctioning stock.