Parts and Types of Scaffolding
Scaffolding stands for a temporary elevated (generally in excess of 1.5 m) platform that is utilized for providing support to workmen, materials or both in the construction or making repair work of buildings and other heavy structures.
Given below, the details about several types of scaffolds :-
- Supported, Tubular
Tubular scaffolding are again categorized as follow :-
- Pipe & coupler (clamp)
- H frame
Tubular scaffolding - It is frequently applied in construction work.
Tube & coupler scaffold - A scaffold is built with steel tubing that acts as standards, ledgers, transoms, braces as well as ties and specifically designed scaffold couplers that contributes to attach several members.
Given below, the details about several parts of scaffolds :-
Standard - Vertical scaffold tube that carries the weight of scaffold.
Ledger - It is a lengthwise horizontal scaffold tube that expands from standard to standard to provide supports to the transoms and makes a connection among the standards.
Transom - It is a horizontal transverse scaffold member that provides support to platform units and it is supported by minimum two ledgers or attached directly with minimum two standards.
Coupler - A component or device that is applied to secure scaffold tubes jointly.
Plank - It is a separate timber board or fabricated element that acts as flooring member of a platform.
Handrail - It stands for a barrier that contains pipes to resist falling of the workers from a raised work area.
Toe board - It is a barrier with minimum 150 height to resist slide/fall of material from platform.
Mudsill (sole plate) - It belongs to a wooden plate to allocate the scaffolding load over a satisfactory ground area.
Besides, there are other parts like base plate, diagonal bracing, access ladder.
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