What Is Frame Scaffolding?
Frame Scaffolding is one of the most common types of scaffolding used on construction sites around the world. Frame Scaffolding is typically manufactured from round tubing and comes in several different configurations, from sections that contain both ladders and walk-through portals to fully walk-through sections and ladder-like sections. Frame Scaffolding frames are manufactured in a variety of sizes and configurations. manufactured, the most common being the standard 5ft by 5ft frame and the walking arch or gable frame. A typical method of constructing Frame Scaffolding is to use two sections of scaffolding frame, connected by two crossed support bars arranged in a square. Workers usually assemble the scaffolding by climbing the sections as they carry the next frame and bars. They then assemble the new section on top of the previously built section.
The pins pulled from the corner bar of one section of Frame Scaffolding fit into the notches at the bottom of the corner bar that is stacked on top of the next section. The pins are placed through the joints to prevent the sections from separating. Wooden or aluminium decking is placed on the completed Frame Scaffolding section to give workers a place to stand while the next section of scaffolding is assembled. the bottom section of Frame Scaffolding is usually set on threaded brackets that include large wing adjustment nuts. By turning these adjusting nuts the scaffold is adjusted and levelled until the desired tilt or level is achieved.
The sections of Frame Scaffolding not only provide a place for workers to work, but the sections also act as ladders, giving workers the means to reach the required working height. The ropes hanging from the uppermost level of the scaffold provide a means for workers to lift materials to their working level. Occasionally, an electric hoist is used to help lift materials when handling heavy materials such as concrete blocks. It is common to see workers performing tasks from multiple levels of the scaffold tower at the same time.
Frame Scaffolding is usually transported to the job site by truck. It is common for construction supply or rental agencies to provide scaffolding for any given job. This is partly due to the large number of scaffolding sections, crossbars and locking pins required for any given job, which would be too expensive for a single company to purchase for a job that occasionally requires the use of scaffolding. The rental agency will deliver the framed scaffolding supplies to the job site, however, it is usually the builder who is responsible for assembling and dismantling the scaffolding.
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