What is Scaffold Gantry?

At Complete Scaffold Solutions, we are proud to offer our comprehensive scaffold gantry solutions throughout Australia. As a leading company in the industry, we specialize in designing and constructing scaffold gantries that provide safe and efficient access for pedestrians and vehicles during construction projects. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we ensure that every scaffold gantry we build meets all Australian Standards with quality and functionality.

Does Your Project Require A Gantry Scaffold?

A scaffold gantry is a bridge-like structure that is used when pedestrian or vehicle access needs to be maintained while a construction project is underway. It serves as a temporary platform that allows workers to access or navigate a construction site while ensuring the safety and convenience of people passing underneath. If you have ever wandered the city streets, you may have seen a scaffold gantry and possibly even walked under one without realizing it.

Scaffold gantries are commonly used in residential and commercial sites to enable construction access for workers over public areas such as footpaths or alleyways where it would otherwise be impossible. By installing scaffold above the gantry, Complete Scaffold Solutions creates a safe and secure working environment, allowing the construction project to progress smoothly.

How Do Scaffold Gantries Work?

Designing and constructing scaffold gantries requires careful consideration of various factors. Special components are used to ensure the stability, strength, and safety of the gantries. Heavy-duty transom trusses are employed to provide the necessary span and strength, accommodating the impact and loading requirements of the scaffold deck above. Reinforced or double standards, along with plan and longitudinal bracing, are used to enhance stability and cater to special loading requirements while maintaining walk-through access underneath.

The deck or top of the gantry is constructed using steel planks, but we also incorporate timber ply or LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) boards to achieve a load rating of 5KPA or greater. This additional reinforcement provides impact protection for anyone below in case of an accident, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and vehicles passing through.

To maintain separation between the construction site and the public space adjacent to it, we fix timber hoarding to the inside face of the gantry. This acts as a barrier and prevents unauthorized access while also protecting the privacy of the construction site. Furthermore, our professional scaffolding company installs protective coverings around the standards to ensure that pedestrians are safeguarded from any potential bumps or bruises as they pass through the gantry.

At Complete Scaffold Solutions, our experienced team has successfully built gantries in numerous locations across Brisbane, Sydney and indeed all Australia, each customized to meet the specific needs of the project. From enabling repairs to heritage-listed buildings by constructing gantries on footpaths to maintaining vehicle access over university laneways during equipment loading, we have the expertise to handle diverse requirements. Our scaffold gantries have also been utilized for building, painting, and refurbishment projects in apartments and office buildings, where access over footpaths and driveways is necessary. We have also had numerous assignments in CBD locations around the country where high levels of foot traffic were experienced.

What’s Needed To Erect Scaffold Gantry?

It’s important to note that scaffold gantry designs must comply with various regulations and other considerations. Factors such as footpath furniture, access requirements, demands from building or demolition works above, and potential impacts by vehicles all need to be taken into account during the design process. Gaining a permit is a crucial step in the implementation of a scaffold gantry project. Typically, a permit to occupy the footpath is required, but additional permits for road occupancy may also be necessary for the installation, dismantle, and build process. It’s also essential to consider overhead powerlines, if applicable.

Before obtaining the necessary permits, it is crucial to have Engineering Certification for the gantry. This certification ensures that the design is structurally sound and meets all safety requirements. At Complete Scaffold Solutions, we have a dedicated engineer who thoroughly reviews and certifies each gantry design to ensure its compliance with the applicable regulations and building codes. We take pride in our commitment to delivering safe, efficient, and compliant scaffold gantries for our clients.

Contact Complete Scaffold Solutions

When it comes to scaffold gantries, meticulous planning is key. In addition to the technical aspects of design and engineering, careful coordination of occupancy permits and certifications is essential. Our team at Complete Scaffold Solutions is well-versed in navigating these processes and will guide you through every step, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

If you are in need of a scaffold gantry solution anywhere around Australia, look no further than Complete Scaffold Solutions. Contact us today on 1300 266 777 or email us at salesqld@compss.com.au or salesbris@compss.com.au. Our experienced team is ready to assist you with all your scaffold gantry needs and provide you with a safe and reliable access solution for your construction project.