Scaffolding is defined as the temporary framework (either timber or steel) having platforms at different level which enables masons to sit and carry on construction work at different height of building. Scaffolding is needed for masons to sit and place construction materials when height of wall, column or any other structural members of a building exceeds 1.5m. It provides a temporary and safe working platform for various types of work such as: construction, maintenance, repair, access, inspection, etc..
Scaffolding is a common word in construction works. When construction staff needs to conduct work on a building or fixture, they may need a method for gaining access to the work site. Scaffolding is used to help construction workers access the work area. Choosing the correct scaffolding is vital, considering safety aspects and practicality of the scaffolding. That is why there are various forms of scaffolding you can choose from.
If elevation is required, then this is the most commonly used scaffolding type. If the scaffolding needs to take a lot of weight, then extra support may be required with supported scaffolding.
This type of scaffolding is usually suspended from a tall construct or roof. It is used when constructing a base is difficult or impossible.
This type of scaffolding is similar to supported scaffolding, but there are caster wheels on the base that allow the scaffolding to be moved without the need for it to be deconstructed or added to.
They are also known as aerial platforms. The most common are vehicle-mounted aerial platforms (scissor type), and vehicle-mounted aerial lifts with telescopic and rotating boom.