Scaffolding is a temporary structure uses in building operations to support platforms for workmen. And helps with structural materials, and materials required during construction of high rise buildings. It uses for above height of 1.5 meters. This temporary scaffold is useful in building construction, repairs, demolition, maintenance and repair works.
It sets one or both sides of the wall according to needs. It sets one side of wall or buildings for ordinary works. For major quality works scaffold to sets on both sides of walls. The height of the scaffolding is adjusting according to the work.
Components of scaffolding
- Guard boards
Standards: These are vertical members of the scaffolding.
Ledgers: Ledgers are horizontal members at right angles to the standards and parallel to the wall.
Braces: Braces are members fix diagonally to the standards.
Planks: They forms the horizontal platforms for supporting men, materials, and appliances.
Put-logs: These members place on horizontal members at right angles to the wall.
Guard boards It uses at working level to guard against materials.
Toe-boards Toe-boards place parallel to the ledgers and using for protection at high levels of the working platform.
These components/members of the scaffold are secure by means of rope lashings, rails, and bolts.
Advantages of scaffolding
The first advantage of using scaffold is to complete the work task safely.
Easily installs and complete various work tasks without hassle.
With scaffold, the worker can reach many meters high as possible.
It provides large space to keep your construction tools and more usable workspace.
LIghtweight and cost-effective.
It is easier for workers to maintain their balance on a flat platform than on a ladder step.
Provide access to difficult places when buildings are constructs and reduce time to complete work.