LOCATION: New South Wales
Utilising aluminium and steel products from BlueScope, specialist scaffolding manufacturer 4Ken Pty Ltd have once again taken innovation to new heights by designing a smart safety screen solution to protect scaffolders and the public.
Originally trading since 1990 as Galedam Pty Ltd and since 2008 as 4Ken Pty Ltd, 4Ken provides quality, specialised products to the scaffolding, construction and resources industries. Not just any products, but innovative scaffolding systems and components that are manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards using Australian-made steel from BlueScope, and which are designed with an absolute commitment to safety and built on in-depth industry experience.
With the assistance of Walter Suber, Market Development Manager at BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies’ Granville branch, 4Ken have developed their entire Structural Safety Screen system using steel and aluminium products from BlueScope.
“We have worked closely with BlueScope for the last decade and we only use steel from BlueScope, so we had planned to construct the entire system in steel. However, through Walter I received the technical support to produce a high tensile aluminium extrusion for the screen tracks, which couldn’t have been produced using steel,” Managing Director Ken Cox explained.
“With the perforated screen sections we can actually create designs on the steel by adjusting the closeness of the perforations to form logos or decorative images which can be repeated across the facade, while the colours available in COLORBOND® steel can also be used to create what may essentially become giant works of art,” Walter Suber said.
“However the key bene t, as in all Ken’s work, is safety; at BlueScope we are also extremely safety conscious and want to make sure we’re promoting safe practices on building sites, so we have been pleased to assist 4Ken in producing what will be a win-win system for all involved.”
For more information visit: www.4ken.com.au
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