The term scaffolding is generally used for the temporary structure used to support the concrete framework or more popularly for supporting the workmen during the construction (of brickwork, plastering, and painting or renewal or repainting of structures, etc.).

It comes under safety regulations on construction sites, and standards have been prescribed for its layout and use.


Safety- Safety is one of the benefits that scaffolding offers. Everyone wants to be safe wherever they work. Working in construction comes with a number of safety risks. Ladders are often not sufficient enough for working on a construction project, particularly on a large scale.Working from a height can be dangerous and scaffolding barriers such as netting and fencing can protect builders from falling.

Access- Scaffolding also provides workers with safe access to parts of the building they are working on. Constructing high-rise buildings means limited access from which to work and scaffolding allows workers to reach the areas they might struggle to access otherwise. Scaffolding can be constructed at a height in wood, fibre glass, or metal. Working at a height makes it much more flexible for construction workers to get the work done. Scaffolding is easy to construct and doesn't obstruct road access.

Position- Scaffolding not only allows workers to reach taller heights, it also provides a better position to work on walls, ceilings, outdoor spaces and windows. Scaffolding offers a sturdy, solid structure, so there are less risks than there would be with a ladder for example.

Efficiency- Working on a safe platform gives construction workers the peace of mind of safety in which to carry out their duties. This improves the efficiency of the work being completed as they can be easily made, manoeuvred and shaped to the size of the building.