Whether you are a property owner who needs to undertake repairs, or a commercial business that needs to use an elevated work platform on a building, you will need to research Cherry Picker Hire vs Scaffold Hire.
When it comes to high reach access platforms, many people think of scaffold hire as the only solution. However, in many cases using a cherry picker can be faster, cheaper and more appropriate for the job.
Scaffolds are work structures set up to support access and working platforms. Scaffolds are used construction work to provide workers with safe and stable work platforms.
Scaffolding hire is a complex structure of individual components. These components are tubes, couplers, frames and materials that when assembled form a scaffold.
This type of work is to be undertaken by a person holding approved class of high-risk work license. Therefore, this definition applies whenever the term ‘scaffolding work’ is used in this guide.
Originally, The cherry picker was designed for fruit picking. Over time, the cherry picker has had many technological advancements. Now they are one of the most versatile and efficient pieces of EWP equipment. In fact, a cherry picker specialises in reaching hard to access areas that are difficult to get to and maintain.
Do you want to engage in gutter cleaning, fascia repair, or trimming of high tree branches? Hiring a cherry picker can provide you with the needed elevated work platform to complete these jobs. Using a cherry picker instead of a ladder, or makeshift scaffolding structure, is an efficient and safe alternative.
When considering ease of setup & use, the cherry picker wins over a traditional scaffold. Traditional scaffold hire setup can take hours. By hiring a truck mounted cherry picker, you can quickly move the work platform to where you need it. There is very little setup required with a cherry picker. This means that removing the elevated work platform setup is also easy. Cherry pickers include manoeuvrable work bucket platforms that are controlled by a hydraulic arm. It can be controlled and positioned from the ground or from the work bucket. On the other hand, traditional scaffolding hire setups are difficult and take hours to erect. Scaffolding setups take more than one person and can be costly.
When hiring a cherry picker is better than scaffolding hire:
These are just some of the applications for hiring a cherry picker.
These applications have short-term work durations. Cherry Pickers move between locations until the work is completed, making them highly efficient.
Scaffolding hire cost varies based on these factors:
Scaffolding requires materials that will impact the cost of hire. You need to take into account these material requirements when choosing between a cherry picker and scaffolding.
When working on any elevated platform it is imperative that you adhere to safety requirements and guidelines.
Working on a lofty position comes with many risks. These risks can sometimes result in accidents and injuries. To avoid or limit such risks, companies often implement strict safety guidelines and standards for workers.
A cherry picker is a great alternative to scaffolding hire in many situations. These include maintenance and repair of hard-to-reach areas. The first step is to evaluate the task at hand. This should be based on the abovementioned parameters. Through evaluating the task, you can decide on whether it is best accomplished by hiring a cherry picker.
If you have any questions about hiring a cherry picker, give us a call today. We are happy to help you decide what the best solution is for your application.
Quick Lift Qld Pty Ltd provides a fully qualified licensed operator with every Cherry Picker Hire. Any Cherry Picker that has a capacity over 11m requires a fully certified operator to manage the machine under all circumstances. We will provide a set of safety harnesses, witches hats, safety signs and tool buckets to assist you with your works.