Whether it is for home or industrial use, the use of second hand scaffolding is not taboo. This is an effective cost reduction measure, undertaken by households and those who belong to the industrial sector.
Buying a second hand scaffolding that has not been well maintained poses serious issues as to the risks it entails.
Here are some risks that can be identified with buying second hand scaffolding:
Since second hand scaffolding has already been used before, it will render you a shorter amount of time of service. Do not expect that you will be able to use it as long as the brand new ones since factors such as previous care and maintenance affects the length of usability of such devices and instruments.
Since second hand scaffolding has a shorter lifespan, you may have to purchase two or three scaffoldings during the entire time that equates to the lifespan of a brand new scaffolding. In the long run, it will still be cheaper to buy new ones.
There are still many benefits in using second hand scaffolding. However, you to make sure that the scaffolding company is able to efficiently maintain the scaffold. This will minimise, if not totally avoid, the risks of second hand scaffolding.
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