Steel trestles offer a safe and reliable way of creating an elevated platform that’s suitable for general workshop duties or for supporting heavy machine components. Trestles are basically a framework that’s made up of horizontal beams connected to two pairs of sloping legs that help stabilise the weight and distribute it evenly. Think of heavy-duty steel trestles as a type of scaffolding system, but one that’s built to withstand the heaviest of loads and the most demanding of applications.
Construction workers find trestle scaffolding systems highly valuable due to its versatility and reliability. Working on a highly secure work platform not inspires confidence when performing construction and maintenance tasks, but also reduces the risk of injury as well. Setting up a steel trestle is quite easy and because of its structure, it doesn’t need to be disassembled for storage. It can also be relocated throughout the job site very easily since some steel trestles come with castor wheels.
Traditionally, trestles were made of wooden planks and were used by carpenters and plasterers. But with an ever-growing construction industry, the need for heavy-duty steel trestles have risen. Such scaffolding systems are engineered to handle loads of up to 20 tonnes, making them an essential component in most large-scale construction projects.
Where to use heavy-duty steel trestles
Heavy-duty steel trestles are a staple in the construction industry and for good reason. It’s versatile enough that it can accommodate both lightweight tasks and heavy applications.
For more serious and demanding tasks, steel trestles can be used for supporting machine or engineering components as well as for workshop duties like plate cutting.
Construction sites find steel trestles invaluable in most situations including (but not limited to) having the ability to land steel reinforcement onto them instead of directly onto your job site’s formwork deck. This not only reduces the likelihood of back injury to steel fixers while distributing steel around the deck but also in areas where post-tensioning ducts or other services are to be installed. The reinforcement steel does not land on top of these services or ducting, thus making work more time-efficient and cost-efficient in return.
Heavy-duty steel trestles can also be used during the prefabrication of reinforcement columns and beams. In situations where equipment needs to be serviced such as painting, the steel trestles can be placed at a working level that’s no more than 5 metres in height. All of these heavy-duty steel trestles come with current engineering certification and have been used successfully on a number of large construction projects.
Why choose bend tech for your steel trestle needs
As industry leaders, Bendtech understands the needs of its consumers and our industrial solutions have full certification and compliance with Australian standards. Our heavy-duty steel trestles are designed with the highest level of quality in mind to ensure its safety and usability. Like most of our engineered products, we can customise our steel trestles according to your exact specifications, thus ensuring you a well-made product that fits your intended usage.
With competitive pricing and a commitment to excellence that’s unmatched, Bendtech is your go-to for all of your steel trestle needs.