Types of Scaffolding

Types of Scaffolding


What is scaffolding? 
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 is defined as scaffolding. 
Scaffolding is needed for masons to sit and place construction materials when the height of wall, column or any other structural members of a building exceed 1.5m. It provides a temporary and a safe working platform for various types of work as: construction, maintenance, repair, access, inspection, etc.

Parts of Scaffolding: 
Standards: Standards refer to the vertical member of the frame work that is supported on the ground. 

Ledgers: Ledgers are the horizontal members running parallel to the wall. 
Braces: Braces are diagonal members running or fixed on the standard to provide stiffness to the scaffolding. 

Put Logs: Put logs refer to the transverse members, placed at right angle to the wall, one end supported on ledgers and the other end on the wall. 

Transoms: When both the ends of put logs are supported on ledgers, then they are said transoms. Boarding: Boarding are horizontal platform to support workmen and materials which are supported on the put log. 

Guard Rail: Guard rails are provided at the working level like a ledger. 

Toe Board: Toe boards are boards placed parallel to ledgers, supported on put log to provide protection at the level of working platform.

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