Scaffolding is a temporary structure to support the original structure moreover as workmen used it as a platform to carry on the construction works. A type of scaffolding varies with the type of construction work. Scaffolding is made up of timber or steel. It should be stable and powerful to support workmen and other construction material placed on it.
Scaffolding, also known as scaffold or staging. It is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to help in the construction, maintenance and repair of bridges, buildings and other structures. Scaffolds are wide used on site to get access to heights and are as that would be otherwise hard to get to.
There are five main types of scaffolding components used worldwide today. These are Tube and Coupler (fitting) components, prefabricated modular system scaffold components, H-frame / facade modular system scaffolds, timber scaffolds and bamboo scaffolds (particularly in China). Each type is made from several components which often include:
1. A base jack or plate which is a load-bearing base for the scaffold.
2. The standard, the upright component with connector joins.
3. The ledger, a horizontal brace.
4. The transom, a horizontal cross-section load-bearing component which holds the batten, board, or decking unit.