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.
Here are some of the other challenges that organizations face;
• Awareness of various scaffolding access points
• Scaffolding inspection tag status
• Uptime of scaffolds
• Modifications done to an existing scaffold
• Progress of a scaffold operation
The emergence of the computer and its multiple capabilities, has successfully addressed many of these challenges. It is getting clearer that using technology, many of these complex procedures can be simplified. The biggest benefit of such digital processes has been a radical reduction in the time consumed by operators during scaffold operations.
A clear example of this could be given through the example of using a “Floor-map” in your software. Live data feeds can allow you to view and review the progress of any scaffold. Live images captured through handheld devices can be saved and transmitted to authorities on their dashboards. Armed with this information, one is able to decide effectively for erection and dismantling of scaffolds.