Independent scaffolding is a supported scaffold consisting of a platform(s) resting on cross beams (bearers) supported by ledgers and a double row of uprights independent of support.
The purpose of scaffolding is to provide a platform to enable builders to work on very high structures.
A scaffolding rental company has the knowledge and equipment to swiftly set up and dismantle scaffolding.
A license needs to be obtained for any scaffolding that is put up on the highway including the pavement. This is the responsibility of the scaffolding hire company.
Most scaffolding bars, particularly in North America, are usually connected with metal 'Clams' (clamps) which offer a versatile and effective method for the erection of scaffolding.
All employees should wear protective headgear, like hard hats, at all times when working on or around portable scaffolding.
Scaffolding tubes are now usually constructed of galvanised steel but historically have been made of wooded staves and bamboo.
Be aware that scaffolding towers can create particular hazards during erection and dismantling.
If you buy folding scaffolding it may be easy to set up but can be difficult to stack up high and difficult to store.
By leaving a section of scaffolding platform open you will create a gap to rise and lower scaffolding components between levels.
It's always a good idea to find out what services you can expect from scaffolding companies before hiring.
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