What is scaffolding used for
A scaffold is a temporary structure used as a working platform to offer support for both people and work materials. It is used in building and construction and has different purposes such as building story buildings, painting hard-to-reach areas, and cleaning rooftops.
Scaffolding is recommended by safety authorities as a safety measure for any work above 4 metres. Compared to ladders, they are much safer.
What is the difference between scaffold and scaffolding?
Although the two words can be used interchangeably referring to the suspended platform, there is a slight difference between the two.
Scaffolding refers to the metal framework that supports the scaffold. A scaffold is the whole structure including the platform. Scaffolding does not include the working platform.
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What is the purpose of scaffolding?
The main purpose of scaffolding is to offer a support platform in hard-to-reach areas either during renovation or construction.
Other functions include;
- Providing easy access to areas that are otherwise hard to reach. Example walls of story buildings
- Ensures safety of workers. Compared to ladders, scaffolds offer a steady platform where you have enough space to place your building materials and move around comfortably.
- Acts as a bridge when trying to move between two points without having to take a long way.
- Scaffolds also increase overall productivity due to their convenience. Such as working with your equipment close by, or having a steady platform.
Although scaffolds ensure safety, it is still important to wear suspenders for extra safety.
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