scaffolding systems

Swing Stages and Scaffolding

Swing stages are installed from the roof and designed for temporary access to certain stages of a building. They are ideal for maintenance, painting, carpentry, E.I.F.S. and minor repairs.
If you require conventional scaffolding Scotia Access Systems Australia can assist with top quality products which are made of the highest quality materials, combined with the perfect quality control program.

Scotia Access Systems Australia will provide you with the best, most efficient and cost effective equipment for all your suspended access and scaffolding requirements.

Cables are 8mm and 9mm high strength steel cable in lengths from 15m to 122m. All cables are subject to rigorous, regular inspection. Personal safety equipment such as harnesses, nylon cables, rope grabs etc are also available.

The equipment consists of:

Suspension systems, including beams, counterweights, wheels, chariot, etc. Anchors can be fixed or installed on wheels in order to move the set-up around the building.

Platforms in varying lengths with plywood or aluminium floor, guardrails, stirrups, etc. Lengths vary from 1,2m to 9,7m. The equipment is modular and allows for set-ups tailored to the job.

Hoists for raising and lowering swing stages can be electrical, air adapted or manual according to the project. Our equipment includes motors from leading manufacturers as POWER CLIMBER.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the principal cost advantage of mast climbing systems?

Mast climbing systems can increase productivity by 30% or more. They are more ergonomic, safer and reduce the amount of equipment needed. Materials and tools are always within easy reach. The long platforms available speed up work on wide facades. Mast climbers have low maintenance costs, are easy to service and built for quick and easy erection and dismantling.

When are mast climbing systems at their most efficient?

Mast climbing work platforms are ideal for a variety of projects including construction, renovation, or demolition where schedules are tight, where there are heavy loads or construction materials and the workplace is above 4.8m.

How high can mast climbing systems be used?

Our HEK MSM Super Mast Climbing system can be operated up to a height of 250m as it was on the Q1 project on the Gold Coast – the world’s tallest residential building.

Are mast climbing systems efficient at lower heights?

Mast climbing systems are useful for all types of projects, including low-rise. For example, they can be used for glazing, painting or masonry works even at a height of 6m.

Are mast climbing systems only available in standard models?

Most applications use standard models but Scotia Access Systems Australia can just as easily design a mast climbing system to meet almost any need.

Are mast climbing systems high or low maintenance?

Mast climbers require little maintenance compared to other powered access equipment.

When do mast climbing systems need anchoring?

Some systems can free-stand up to 20m. Others are anchored from between 6m to 8m.

What happens in the event of a power failure?

Mast climbing systems are equipped with a centrifugal brake to provide for controlled descent in the event of a power failure and can be lowered by hand under fully automatic speed regulation from the platform.

Are mast climbing systems mobile?

Mobile, truck mounted models are available and all mast climbing systems can be transported on any normal truck.