Types of Scaffolding > System Scaffold

A scaffold can be generally defined as a temporary structure supporting a platform positioned at an elevation above the ground. Its purpose to provide a working surface to support workers and their necessary tools and material.

A scaffold must have at least one platform and can be supported from the ground or suspended from overhead supports.

A system scaffolding structure is essentially a frame structure utilizing a specialized modular connection and has evolved from the general principles of tube and clamp scaffolding The major difference between tube and clamp scaffolds and system scaffolds is the connection of the uprights -“standard”- to the horizontal members -“transoms and ledgers”- and the diagonal members -“braces”-

The connection between the transoms and ledgers and the standards is normally by a specially designed mouth piece and rosette device or by other modular connection methods. The connection device is also used for the connection of the various diagonal members or braces.