Scaffolding is the general term used for all the products that make up a scaffold. Scaffolds are usually made from steel or aluminum. Scaffolding can be used for many purposes and can be of many sizes. Most of the larger scaffolding are anchored or tied to the building for additional support. Some of the main components of a scaffolding are:
Scaffolding Standards are also known as uprights. Scaffolding standards are vertical tubes that are the main support for the scaffolding. Standards transfer the scaffolding load to base plates or base boards which spread the load of the scaffold.
Scaffolding ledgers are the horizontal tubes which connect to the scaffolding standards or uprights. Scaffolding ledgers are an important because they add stability to the scaffold. Scaffolding ledgers are also needed because the scaffolding transoms are placed on these which allow scaffolding planks to be used.
Scaffolding Transoms are tubes that rest at right angles on the scaffolding ledgers. These are the support for the planks and boards of the scaffold. Without the scaffolding transoms, scaffolding boards wouldn't have much support and would not be able to carry much weight. By using scaffolding transoms properly, a scaffolding board can support a lot of weight.
Scaffolding Cross Brace
Scaffolding cross braces are used to support the scaffold and add rigidity. These are placed to support the scaffolding standards and scaffolding ledgers. Scaffolding cross braces are especially important for larger scaffolds and the extra stability they provide will increase construction safety.
Scaffolding Base Plate
Scaffolding base plates are used to hold and support the scaffolding standards. Scaffolding bases help spread and distribute the weight of the scaffolding. By using scaffolding bases, more load may be placed upon the scaffold standards because of the distribution of weight.
Scaffolding Planks and scaffolding boards provide a working surface for scaffold users. Scaffolding Planks are placed upon scaffolding transoms and are made from seasoned wood, timber, laminate, steel, or aluminum. Scaffolding Planks come in many sizes to accommodate the particular needs of the individuals working on the scaffold.
Scaffolding ladders make it easy to transition between the levels of a scaffold. Scaffolding ladders also make it easier to carry construction equipment and other building materials to where they are needed.