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Measure Productivity of your Scaffolding Operations

Scaffolding operations entail many complex but mandatory safety processes that have contributed to losses in kind and cash if not followed accurately. One of the major challenge faced by authorities is that of identifying whether resources (both man & material) are being used efficiently.

Owing to its complex nature of operations, authorities face a huge challenge of monitoring and measuring activities at multiple scaffolding sites in a single project. It becomes difficult to have a physical presence at each working site within a given area / location just to monitor activity. Owing to this, it is difficult to identify whether the teams that have been allocated to a particular project are working as expected. Similarly, it becomes extremely difficult to monitor material used in a single scaffolding site.



How Capturing Visual Images has helped Scaffolding Operations

An estimated 2.3 million construction workers (roughly 65% of the entire construction industry), work on or with scaffolds*. Observers would agree that scaffolding operations involve a complex asset base of resources (both man and material). Moreover, scaffolding operations entail many complex but mandatory safety processes that have contributed to losses in kind and cash if not followed accurately.

One clear observation in scaffolding operations is the need for identifying work sites and its complexities. Any normal scaffold cycle would include requests, permits, multiple approval points, certificates, maintaining of records and multiple communication with authorities at different levels. Most of these systems are paper driven and hence lack the accuracy that minute detailing can provide.



How Floor-maps are Reducing Losses Incurring from Scaffolding Operations

Scaffolding operations entail many complex but mandatory safety processes that have contributed to losses in kind and cash if not followed accurately. One of the most common losses observed, is in relation to material losses involved in the erection and dismantling operations of scaffolds.

Most of the leading contractors (heavy infrastructure and engineering) have large areas covered in a single project. Such an operation might require multiple scaffolding sites. Most of these operations entail paper driven systems that take a whole lot of time and are cumbersome. Sometimes it becomes extremely difficult for authorities to accurately track the existence (or non-existence) of scaffolds. Often scaffolds are dismantled only to know that a similar one was required at that very same spot. This may result in huge operational losses for the organization.



A Mantra to Effective & Successful Training Program

We all remember the iconic image of 11 workers sitting on a beam, 69 floors high of an under construction Empire State Building in 1931. We remember that image for many different reasons, mostly positive but from a safety perspective, we remember it for one thing and one thing only i.e. how unsafe the work practices used to be. Not just that, but safety wizards have been using that image as what ‘NOT TO DO’ at work in their safety seminars and trainings.


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