If you’re ready to do some construction or repair work in high places, then you will need to purchase something that will get and keep you there safely. Scaffolding is what you most likely will need. There are many different kinds of scaffolds and, before you buy, you should take a look at what’s out…
If you’re ready to do some construction or repair
work in high places, then you will need to purchase
something that will get and keep you there safely.
Scaffolding is what you most likely will need.
There are many different kinds of scaffolds and,
before you buy, you should take a look at what’s
out there for you.
Scaffolds are made to support you and your workers,
along with building and repair materials, while you
are doing your work. Frames and planks are
connected together with couplers to make up a
scaffold. There are many different types of
frameworks that can be designed, depending on what
Scaffolds need to be set up so that they are safe.
It is mandatory that if you or your workers will be
working up high – more than 12 feet – then adequate
training and certification must be done. Scaffolds
can be dangerous if certain safety procedures are
not followed. They need to be constructed
correctly, away from power lines, so that they
don’t collapse from too much weight or from objects
falling on them from above.
One advantage of using a scaffold for high
construction work is that they can be built to
adhere to your building’s contours. A scaffold can
be designed in almost any shape desired if
specifications are provided ahead of time. There
are primarily five different types of scaffolds
that are used today: Independent (birdcage), single
pole, cantilever, hanging bracket and swing stage.
Each has its own unique features.
An independent scaffold has several vertical poles
(standards) that are connected together by ledgers.
It is generally used for work on one level only. A
single pole scaffold has only one row of poles and
its support depends on the structure that it is
placed up against. Cantilever scaffolds are
supported by the adjacent structure and attached at
one end only. A hanging bracket scaffold has a
complex framework with horizontal components
supported by the floors inside the adjacent
building. Finally, a swingstage scaffolding has a
platform that is suspended and can be raised and
lowered. These are the most common types of
scaffolds and other designs can be customized per