Scaffold, in building construction, temporary platform used to elevate and support workers and materials during the construction, repair, or cleaning of a structure or machine; it consists of one or more planks of convenient size and length, with various methods of support, depending on the form and use.
What Is the Function of Scaffold Platform?
A scaffold platform, also known as a work platform, is a temporary structure used to support workers and materials during the construction or repair of a building.
Scaffold platforms are typically made of wood, metal, or aluminum, and they can be either freestanding or attached to the side of a building.
The most common type of scaffold platform is the frame scaffold, which consists of a platform supported by a frame of vertical posts and horizontal crossbars.
Frame scaffolds are usually used for exterior work, such as painting or repairing the façade of a building. Another type of scaffold platform is the suspended scaffold, which is hung from the roof or top of a building.
Suspended scaffolds are often used for interior work, such as cleaning windows or doing repair work on ceilings. Scaffold platforms are generally classified as either light–duty or heavy–duty, depending on their weight capacity.
Light–duty scaffold platforms typically have a weight capacity of 250 pounds or less, while heavy–duty scaffold platforms have a weight capacity of more than 250 pounds.
Most scaffold platforms have a guardrail system to protect workers from falling. The guardrail system typically consists of a top rail, a mid rail