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Innovation and safety integrated in the formwork and scaffolding systems developed by ULMA Construction

May 26, 2016
Innovation, safety and ergonomics are present in all formwork and scaffolding systems developed for construction by ULMA and translate into solutions that guarantee high efficiency on site.

In keeping with the criteria of profitability and safety, the innovation of ULMA products is reflected, for example, in the development of CC-4 slab formwork system, whose aluminium features provide lightness to the formwork. This system is characterised by rapid assembly and dismantling thanks to the drophead design that allows the formwork to descend to 15cm, facilitating the recovery of material without it falling to the ground, ensuring workers' safety and preventing materials being damaged.

Another formwork system developed by ULMA in keeping with their solid commitment to safety is the RKS Rail Climbing Formwork System, which permits panels to be climbed without separating the structure from the wall, meaning that lifting work is carried out safely in any weather conditions.

The construction of high-rise buildings requires safety systems such as the HWS perimeter safety screen, a stopend system which has the objective of protecting the entire perimeter of the building under construction by avoiding items falling to the exterior by positioning protective screens both on the floor where the formwork is being implemented and on the two floors immediately below. This safety system also offers excellent protection against harsh weather and protects workers from the effects of vertigo provoked by looking down from a height.

Each system developed by ULMA is accompanied by documentation such as user guides and technical assembly instructions that encourage correct, responsible and safe use by workers. These instructions are also complemented by regular training sessions run by the ULMA technical team on the use of formwork systems and scaffolding, both in the assembly process and their use on site.