Scaffolding up in the area

BIG 5: ADSF's fluorescent scaffolding system is designed to aid safety on construction sites.

Up for it: Mark Chandler
Up for it: Mark Chandler

UAE-based scaffolding supplier, Al Dhabi Scaffolding (ADSF), is looking to raise the bar in the region with its superior quality scaffolding system.

Manufactured in Canada and the US, and with a factory outlet in Abu Dhabi, the fluorescent-coloured scaffolding is being exhibited in Zabeel Hall at stand Y51 at this year's Big 5 show.

Speaking to Construction Week, Mark Chandler, sales manager, ADSF said: "The reason we have scaffolding in different colours is so that they will be more eye-catching, therefore making safety better.

"I think there is a big need for good scaffolding, not only here but also everywhere else in the world. There should never be the fear of scaffolds collapsing onsite.

"Workers that have to get onto these scaffolds are basically trusting you with their lives so we make sure that our products are three times safer than the required standard.

Cutting corners could lead to major losses in terms of lives, business, time and then eventually, money."

The plywood on the scaffolds can be used at least 80 times, after which a replacement would be needed.

According to Chandler, the drop head is unique whereby both decking and infill can be loaded in all four directions.

The dropping mechanism allows the decking and infill, along with the plywood, to be removed for reuse without disturbing the support work, which can be left undisturbed until the concrete is cured.

This year was the first time the company has exhibited at the Big 5, and according to Chandler, in three days it has made sales of over US $68,100 (AED250,000).

Some of ADSF's key clients in the UAE include Al Habtoor Engineering, ANC Contracting, Saleh Contracting, NPC and Arabtec.

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