Above Scaffolding
About Us



Above Scaffolding has been delivering safe, multi-functional and sophisticated access solutions to the Australian construction and infrastructure sectors since March 1995. Over this time we have enjoyed building strong relationships with major builders and government authorities, while working on high profile projects such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Barangaroo, to name a few.

Initially trading as Active Platforms Pty Ltd, we’re proud of being the first to introduce the Layher Allround system to the Australian commercial building sector. After years of pushing the envelope to design solutions to the complex challenges our clients faced, we eventually tapped the physical limits of what was possible with traditional scaffolding systems. It was inevitable that we should form a strategic allegiance with Layher to pair our industry leading engineering capabilities, with the industry leading strength and functionality of the Layher Allround System. It is these qualities, combined with our ISO9001 certification, that ensures that we offer you industry leading solutions to your access challenges in terms of safety, innovation in design and multi-functionality. Time and again the fully engineered Layher Allround Scaffolding System has empowered us to design, certify and safely install flexible, efficient and multi-functional solutions to complex scaffolding challenges.

Safety is our highest priority and we are committed to maintaining our impeccable safety record through well-honed and continually refined methodologies. Through these techniques, we are able to eliminate the major risks associated with scaffolding, including working at heights and falling materials. Platforms can be constructed on the ground and either rolled or craned into position, and when working at heights is necessary, we are able to ensure that our workers are always in an enclosed work space, protected by a handrail, even while working on hanging cantilevered sections. This eliminates the risk of working near an exposed edge, as well as the risk of parts being dropped, enabling a much faster and safer installation. As your partner in access solutions we always endeavour to minimise our impact on your other ongoing site activities & adjoining work areas.

Our service starts with a comprehensive site visit, ensuring we have all the information relevant to the task. Our engineering team works with you to develop the access solution that best meets your needs in the safest and most cost effective manner. We will submit engineered designs, including CAD drawings and step-by-step erection schematics. Once the design and methodology is approved, a team of skilled and experienced scaffolders installs the system by the plans, which is then inspected and certified by our structural engineer. We are constantly striving to improve and grow, pushing ourselves as a company and as individuals to remain at the forefront in this specialised field, and live up to our motto of ‘Doing It Better’.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you to resolve the access challenges your project presents, maximising safety and efficiency while minimise impact to your works program. Contact us now to discuss how we can partner with you to provide innovative scaffolding and access solutions.

Kind Regards,

Brian Whelan