What is a Scaffolding?
Scaffolding is a temporary frame that is commonly used on building and construction sites. The elevated work platform is built and used to support people working at various heights and is strong enough to hold both people and material.
Although all are safe structures, there are three main types of scaffolding – supported scaffolds, suspended scaffolds and miscellaneous scaffolds.
Supported scaffolds feature platforms that are held by load-bearing poles and outriggers. Suspending scaffolding is a hanging structure and other types of scaffolds include hoists and manlifts.
Scaffolding structures are most commonly used to help people work with ease on heights or areas that may be complicated to get reach or hold a strong footing on. Safety in scaffolding hire is crucial and if the incorrect scaffolding is hired instead of one that matches the safety requirements of the project at hand, serious and life-threatening injuries can occur.
Although serving different purposes, most scaffold towers and scaffolding equipment for hire consist of the same materials. These include:
- A connector with connecting joints
- A horizontal brace
- A load-bearing cross section
- A base or plate which is required for taking on weight and supporting the load bearing nature of the structure
- A tie which assists in connecting the scaffold to various structures including buildings, bridges or work sites
- Brackets which are easy to adjust
Many scaffolding structures can also come with additional features such as transorms, which are ideal for holding extra weight. They can also be hired to feature ladders or purpose-built stairs, which make moving around on the structure easier.
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