Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
The “Scaffolding” is very important subject in the construction industry in the world. So, let us discuss about “what is meant by scaffolding” in detail through this blog. We will go through various aspects of it like ” what is the definition and meaning of scaffolding and much more. After reading this article, you will be able to understand all basic knowledge about the scaffolding.
During construction, repairing or maintenance work, we need to have a platform to support the work crew and materials. We provide this platform , called Scaffold ,by building a temporary structure . So, it helps to support the working team to perform construction activities . In other words, the use of scaffold is to make access to the workplace at height. In addition, it also support the materials. Now, you might have understood the definition very clearly.
The Scaffolding is the individual components we use to assemble to form a scaffold . For example tubes, couplers or frames…..etc. However, the general public use these both terms with the same meaning. For the easy understanding of the general public, we have also used these words interchangeably . This blog does not describe about the components. Scaffolding work means erecting , altering or dismantling a temporary structure using to support a platform. Majority of accidents in construction industry happens by falling from it. Considering this hazards, the safety procedures has more importance while working on a it.
As explained above, definition of Scaffold is described as a temporary structure built next to a building . or it can be any other structure ,such as a bridge. It provides work platforms at various heights and locations for the workers .This helps the workers to get access to work locations at various heights for their jobs. In short, the sole purpose of it is to elevate the workers, materials, and equipment to perform their work.
Formwork is a temporary structure using to contain poured concrete and to mould it to the required dimensions. This is to support the concrete until it is able to support itself. Like scaffolds, shoring systems are also temporary structure. However, the purpose is to support the permanent structure like building or bridge along with the formwork. But not for the workers. The Structural shoring is used during construction, renovation, and demolition of projects. Unstable formwork and shoring can injure and even kill you and others working below it. So, safety is a major concern for formwork and shoring.
The use of Scaffold is important in the construction field due to the following advantages.
The scaffold installation and dismantling works are high risky job. So we advise you to contract these works to specialised scaffolding contractor .
Employers shall ensure that scaffold erected consists of the following:-
To know about international standards about this subject, Visit the FAQ Page the UK government agency, the health and safety executive .
If you want to know the legal requirements of scaffolding in UAE, can read our blog “Scaffolding Legal requirements in UAE .
For any doubt about your scaffolding requirements, you can talk to a reputed scaffolding company in UAE to clarify the same.
I hope you have understood the meaning and definition of scaffolding in detail. Now, Let us go through the different types of it available in the market and their difference , advantages and disadvantages…etc
It is worth to read our blog “types-of-scaffolding-used-in-construction” to know about the various types of it used in the market
One reply on “What is meant by Scaffolding”
Good luck 🤞