|Title||Spider Partners with Next Generation Scaffold|
|Description||Spider has been specializing in top of the line hoists and ringlock scaffold http://www.adtomall.com/ringlock-scaffolding equipment for nearly seven generations, and we are now offering a new and unique vertical and horizontal access solution with significant savings to our customers. By partnering with Next Generation Scaffold Services, Spider now offers SafeDeck, a game-changing scaffolding access solution for a range of industrial and commercial applications including power plants, oil refineries, nuclear facilities, bridges, atriums, skylights, shafts, stacks, and more.
SafeDeck scaffolds offer significant time and labor savings over traditional methods, including up to a 70% reduction in materials for installation and dismantling, up to a 50% reduction of scaffold-related man hours during critical outages, and a reduction in exposure to leading edge falls.
The unique versatility of the SafeDeck scaffold system allows you to work with both horizontal and vertical platforms, allowing for more versatility in creating custom solutions, and it supports large areas and high load capacities. SafeDeck also allows erectors to safely swing trusses with OSHA-compliant handrails, which is a key improvement over current erection and support methods.
SafeDeck in Action
Spider has used NextGen scaffolds to offer versatile solutions for our clients. One example includes working with the El Dorado County Transportation bridge crew to provide suspended access to the old Mosquito Bridge over the American River in Placerville, California. The wooden bridge is 75 years old, nine feet across, 140 feet long, and is crossed by 1,300 vehicles daily.
Challenges – The El Dorado County Transportation was called on to replace the main bridge support beams. Each wooden beam weighs 500-800 lbs and is up to 18 feet in length. With narrow roadways and rugged terrain, the options for scaffolding types and installation were limited.
Solution – Spider used a 20 x 24 foot NextGen floating platform to allow two workers enough space to dismantle and remove an old beam and replace it with a new one. Due to the narrow roadways and rugged terrain, the Acrow Props http://www.adtomall.com was constructed offsite and rigged in place with a crane. With four double lined SC1000 air hoists, the entire platform had a capacity of 8,000 lbs – more than enough for two workers, equipment, and material. Finally, Spider provided two material hoist line kits with SC1000 traction hoists to transport the beams. Spider’s on-site training crew ensured that the crew was able to safely and efficiently operate and reposition the platform for the duration of the work.