Scaffolding is a temporary structure or framework that is erected to facilitate workers and materials during construction, maintenance, or repair work on buildings or other structures. The primary purpose of scaffolding is to provide a stable and secure working platform for construction workers to perform their tasks efficiently and safely at elevated heights. It is typically made of metal poles, wooden planks, and various connectors, forming a stable platform that allows workers to access higher areas safely.

There are different types of scaffolding, including:

  • Tube and Coupler Scaffolding: This is the most common type of scaffolding and consists of steel tubes connected with couplers or clamps.
  • System Scaffolding: It utilizes pre-engineered components such as frames, braces, and connectors, making assembly and disassembly faster and more efficient.
  • Frame and Brace Scaffolding: It consists of a series of pre-fabricated frames that can be stacked vertically to form a scaffold structure. This type is commonly used for low-rise construction projects.
  • Suspended Scaffolding: It is used when scaffolding needs to be suspended from the top of a structure, typically for tasks such as window cleaning or exterior painting.